Black Panther took in over R16.8 million at the South African box office with nearly 200 000 attendances for its opening weekend.
Cape Town and the Western Cape’s Film and Media Promotion Unit, located in Wesgro, extends our gratitude to the many companies in the industry taking innovative steps to become water resilient.
It’s an industry most people never get to see in action but brings millions of dollars into Africa each year. Movies are fast becoming big business with the value of the rand making it even more attractive. American producer Dexter Davis is here to find African talent and turn them into Hollywood stars.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 3 funding applications for January 2018.
International architects behind Durban’s R7.5 billion film studio touched down this week as plans for the studio become closer to being realised. The studio, which is earmarked for the old Natal Command Site, is the project of producer Anant Singh. By Nabeelah Haikh
A growing rift is emerging between independent producers and the South African government, with frustrated entertainment business pros accusing the Dept of Trade and Industry, the body tasked with disbursing state funds, of undermining a rebate that’s the lifeblood of the local industry.
The City of Cape Town says around 7,000 filming permits have been issued to productions this past year. Over 1,800 filming permits for commercials, 314 for feature films and 177 for television series have been issued.
In light of recent reports about the “crisis” at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), it is important to give context to the work that it does. The NFVF embarked on a transformation programme in 2014 and the effect of this is beginning to be felt.
Africa has set up an ambitious program to grow the continent's film industry from 5 billion US dollars to 20 billion US dollars, with the potential to create at least twenty million jobs, according to the African Union (AU). By Sarah Kimani
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