Producer Anant Singh and his South Africa-based Videovision Entertainment have acquired the film rights to biography Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard And The First Heart Transplant. by Nancy Tartaglione
Paris-based sales company Versatile has boarded international sales on South African director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer’s Sao Paolo-set thriller The Sound Of Animals Fighting, starring Emile Hirsch and Alice Braga, in the lead-up to the AFM. By Malanie Goodfellow
Sabc 2 recently commissioned an Afrikaans Sitcom called Kniediep in die warm water to a PE-based production company, named Sunshine Coast Studios.
The African Fixer Guild is proud to announce the enrolment of Dominic Johns, to represent Liberia under the branded name of Liberia Fixer
According to reports by Netwerk24, Charlize Theron is considering her first South African movie role. A spokesperson for ZB Media Group, who’s doing the casting for the film, confirmed to Netwerk24’s Charles Smith that Charlize was sent the script and that she has shown interest.
Johannesburg-based filmmaker Akin Omotoso, fresh from the success of his latest movie Vaya, will be taking his next project, Waiting for an Angel, to the 14th edition of the Berlinale Co-Production Market in February.
Robert Blagman, the head of global content distribution at Atari, addressed delegates at DISCOP Johannesburg to discuss the company’s plans in the TV space, as it looks for television networks and producers to partner with. By Kristin Brzoznowski
The newly launched Sky Rink TV and Film Studio provides a new exciting space for local and international production companies and is part of inner city regeneration that gives investors great tax incentives.
A producer in South Africa has acquired film and TV rights to a novel by the late South African author Kenneth Bhengu. Johannesburg-based Ants Multimedia is preparing the author’s 1986 novel Unyambose Nozinith for the screen via its development arm Ants Writing Enclave.
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