The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) Council calls for nominations for individuals to serve as members in the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel
Blogger Linda Ikeji, one of Nigeria's biggest names on social networks recently launched Linda Ikeji TV (LITV) to great fanfare. It offers dozens of films, series and programmes inspired by US shows but with a Nollywood twist for a monthly fee of 1,000 naira ($2.80, Sh288).
The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) says it has yet to be convinced that streaming giants such as Netflix and Amazon are the reason behind MultiChoice’s massive loss in business.
The South African movie Five Fingers For Marseilles has been on circuit for the over five weeks. It has, however, grossed a meager R1.6 million (approximately $130,000) in ticket sales.
The 2018 South African comedy will be heading straight from the cinemas and on to Netflix South Africa. A very impressive move for any local film. By Nic Andersen
With a haul of over R77.6 million since its release on 16 February, Marvel’s Black Panther with Chad Boseman, Angela Bassett, Lupita Nyong’o and a raft of other stars and directed by Ryan Coogler, has added the record of all-time, highest-grossing film in South Africa. by Thinus Ferreira
The total South Africa’s (SA) box office receipts in the first half of 2017 were R568.1 million, down 3% compared to 2016; out of a total 106 films were released in South African cinemas, 10 were SA produced.
Econoet Media-owned pay TV provider Kwesé has acquired a “significant stake” in Iflix Africa. The deal deepens the two companies’ existing partnership, with Kwesé and Iflix first partnering in August to launch a version of the latter’s emerging markets SVOD service in sub-Saharan Africa.
The Film & Publication Board has reclassified the award winning controversial film Inxeba (The Wound) to a rating of X18.
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