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
The behind-the-scenes drama at the state’s film funding body continues, with fresh plot twists and explosive new claims.
A report by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released this week on South Africa’s entertainment and media (E&M) industry forecasts the sector’s total revenue to reach R177.9bn by 2021, up from R132.7bn in 2016 with Internet access the key growth driver and expected to account for
More revelations of wasteful expenditure have surfaced at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), with senior managers accused of going on taxpayer-funded junkets with their extended families. by Charl Blignaut
After almost 15 years of waiting, Durban film-maker Anant Singh has been given the go-ahead to get rolling with his studio, the eThekwini Film City.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to debut a movie at one of the most anticipated film festivals and win $1 million in funding. by Kandia Johnson
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