The heart-wrenching story of Lavender Hill mother Ellen Pakkies, who received national attention after killing her abusive, tik-addicted son in 2007, will be screened at the largest and best-attended film festival in the US. By Dominic Adriaanse
The free-to-air commercial broadcaster e.tv warned South Africa's broadcasting regulator that the free-to-air TV sector in the country is under threat and needs urgent protection from the increasing dominance of pay-TV. by Thinus Ferreira
Fast-rising South African helmer Sibs Shongwe-La Mer has been tapped to direct “Meridian,” produced by Cassian Elwes and Susan Carter Hall. By Christopher Vourlias
Trainee film makers in a NFVF-sponsored programme have levelled eyebrow-raising allegations against film and TV production company Zinc Pictures, claiming they were housed in unsafe conditions and were not receiving proper training.
Paul W S Anderson will direct Monster Hunter movie, and like Resident Evil: the Final Chapter, it will be filmed in the Cape Town area of South Africa. By Stephany Nunneley
According to Variety, Constantin Film will be the main distributor, and the budget is around $60 million.
A 10th Anniversary initiative of the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA). Doc Tour 2018 is a one-day event in collaboration with Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. It is aimed at young professionals and seasoned filmmakers.
Rohan Reddy has been appointed as Head of Creative at FCB Connect with responsibility for curating the creative product of the group’s affiliate agencies on the continent, particularly for clients and brands with a global footprint or a presence in markets across Africa.
To address the chronic shortage of programmers and drive transformation, FCB Africa’s digital agency, Hellocomputer, has partnered with Umuzi to establish a Creative Programmer Learnership.
Hendrick’s Gin’s tagline is ‘Undeniably peculiar, utterly delicious” – a phrase that could equally describe Tulips and Chimney’s acclaimed animations.