Antoine Fuqua Set To Take ‘Prisoners’

Risky Biz Blog is reporting that Training Day director, Antoine Fuqua, is in negotiations to helm Prisoners, (no longer “The Prisoners”) a film taken from a “hot spec script” written by Aaron Guzikowski.

Impressive film of Mao and the Chinese Revolution

The Founding of a Republic is a propaganda film but not one that you would expect. It takes an almost documentary approach to the Chinese Civil War and the formation of the Republic and there is a sense of honesty about it. by John Daly

Patta signs off at eNews

Hard-hitting television journalist Debora Patta resigned yesterday from her position as editor-in-chief of the eNews Channel to focus on her current affairs show, 3rd Degree. by Gabisele Ndebele

E.tv chief executive Marcel Golding said the resignation had been accepted with “great regret”.

Film Industry Learner Mentorship

Originally established by Cape Town’s leading film companies, the objective of F.I.L.M. is to provide accelerated career opportunities through work-based mentorship on local and international film and commercial productions.

Video company asks for $6.3M in Lennon film case

A Massachusetts company that claims rare film footage of the late John Lennon was stolen and sold to Yoko Ono without its permission asked a federal judge Tuesday to award it $6.3 million in damages. by Denise Lavoie

SABC steps up pressure in ‘leak’ probe

The SABC is intensifying its internal probe into the leaking of a Special Assignment programme featuring political satirist Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro. The programme was shelved for broadcasting twice, before it was aired on the Mail & Guardian website. by Chantelle Benjamin

SABC trio put on ice over graft

Three top SABC executives have been suspended following revelations by the auditor-general’s investigation into how the public broadcaster squandered millions of rands. by Zinhle Mapumulo