Sinemia, an online-movie ticketing business started by a Turkish developer, is in talks with US-based venture-capital investors to fund an expansion in the world’s largest cinema market.
Kweli.tv aims to be the go-to streaming media platform for black filmmakers all over the world to share their content and make money from its distribution. KweliTV handpicks all of its content, with 98 percent of the content having been official selections at film festivals worldwide.
There were a number of famous cinemas in the townships, including the Paragon Cinema in Katlehong, the Kings Cinema in Alexandra, the San Couzi in Kliptown, and the Mathole Cinema in Tembisa.
Cellular operator Cell C has become the latest entrant in the crowded subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) arena, launching a new streaming service called “black”. by Thinus Ferreira
Ster-Kinekor has announced it will install D-BOX, an immersive motion cinema seating technology, at four theatres in Johannesburg (The Zone Rosebank and Mall of Africa), Cape Town (Cavendish Square), and Durban (Gateway Shopping Mall).
For just R1 for popcorn, you can watch a movie at Buhle Sithela’s pop up cinema in Khayelitsha. It has taken him about two years to establish, but Sithela, 22, has realised his dream of bringing cinema to the township with regular weekend film shows. He makes the popcorn himself. By Mary-Anne Gontsana
Netflix on why it isn't paying the licensing fees for its content made available in South Africa to consumers as required by the South African Film and Publication Board (FPB) has a quite blunt response: "We don't have to". by Thinus Ferreira
Bioscopes are no more. Most small towns and townships have lost the venues and audiences sought out by independent film makers.
South African filmmakers Michael Matthews and Sean Drummond have signed with international talent agency WME. The duo recently premiered their film Five Fingers For Marseilles at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Fans of African cinema now have TWO ways to watch some of the best documentaries from across the continent and beyond. Africa’s well known and loved documentary film broadcast stream, AfriDocs, is now available for viewing ANYTIME from your computer, laptop, or from any mobile device.
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