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.
Inxeba (The Wound), the movie telling the story of masculinity and manhood, is now streaming on Netflix, HuffPost South Africa reports. This makes it the first South African film available on the platform.
Ster-Kinekor says it's prepared for any protests at its cinemas as the controversial film Inxeba continues to show at some of its theatres across the country. By Tendani Mulaudzi
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.
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