Multichoice is planning to produce 52 local movies and 29 local dramas within the next year. It also plans to increase its percentage of total general entertainment spend on local content to 45% by 2020, up from 40% this year. By James de Villiers
Author Barry Gilder's novel 'The List' has been optioned by Known Associates Entertainment for development as a feature film series and/or TV series. The book was published in September last year by Jacana Media.
The NFVF is pleased to announce that the call to submit proposals for the 4th fiction slate funding is open and would like to invite eligible production companies to submit proposals for the slate funding which will be awarded to three companies and will be administered over a period of three years.
This move is in line with the streaming service rapidly expanding local programming on major continents. The streaming service recently announced at the Content London conference that its Europe team has been looking into opportunities in Africa.
Did musician-producer Sello "Chicco" Twala bite off more than he could chew by claiming he owns 75% of Brenda Fassie's music? This is a question experts in the music industry are asking after it emerged that he sold his publishing rights to Gallo Music for more than R700 000 in 2005.
Chicco Twala, the music producer was interviewed on several radio stations and expressed his frustration at this entire Brenda Fassie project and how he and Bongani had an agreement to work on the Brenda Fassie movie. By Zee Dladla
Sello "Chicco" Twala is putting his foot down, vowing that a planned biopic about Brenda Fassie will not go ahead without his blessing. by Ntombizodwa Makhoba
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
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