New hassle free image search service launched

A new service for creatives that takes the schlep out of searching for images, has been launched in South Africa and globally. Clients simply post a brief for an image request and a global network of over 3000 professional photographers, including over 100 locally, responds to the  request. ImageBrief is ‘a smart alternative to traditional…

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Box Office Milestone: ‘The Avengers’ Becomes No. 3 Pic of All Time With US$1.331 Billion

A month in, Joss Whedon’s The Avengers continues to make box office history. On Friday, the Disney and Marvel Studios’ tentpole surpassed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 to become the third-biggest tile of all time at the worldwide box office with a cume of $1.331 billion. The final Harry Potter film, released in…

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Prometheus – Review

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien is a hard act to follow, so he’s made a gut-wrenching and prequel instead. Read the Guardian’s review to the much-anticipated movie here.

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NFVF call for film and video funding applications

The National Film and Video Foundation will now issue quarterly calls for applications for funding in the areas of training, marketing and distribution support, script development and production financing. These calls will be aligned to the quarterly meetings of council and are designed to provide the industry with clear deadlines for submissions each quarter. All…

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Durban Filmart Project Selection Announced

The selected projects for this year’s Durban FilmMart, which takes place from 19-29 July 2012, have been announced. Now in its third year, the Durban FilmMart is a meeting place for African filmmakers, financiers, broadcasters and top film experts which will take place during the 33rd Durban International Film Festival. A Reader Panel consisting of…

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‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer Presents Leonardo DiCaprio and Empty Grandeur in 3D

With its computer animation, rap-and-rock soundtrack and promise of shots that pop through a third dimension and maybe even fourth, Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation ofThe Great Gatsby would seem a hundred years’ updated from the Great American Novel, if not for its Coolidge-era grandiosity and period-appropriate costuming. The clarity of the shots, the nods to modern crime dramas…

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