Full range of Arri Alexa cameras now available for rental in SA

The full range of Arri Alexa Cameras are now available for rental in South Africa. The range includes the Alexa, Alexa Plus, Alexa M and Alexa Studio. The Alexa M is a flexible solution consisting of a separate camera head and body; it is tailored for action and aerial photography, tight corner shots and 3D…

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Zuma encourages entreprenuership in SA Film industry

In his opening address to the  Soweto International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development on Tuesday, President Jacob Zuma cited the film, music and visual arts sectors as key areas for the development of the South African economy. Zuma said the film industry generates over R5.5 billion in economic activity annually and employs an estimated…

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Playwright Athol Fugard’s 80th birthday celebrated in new documentary

Broadcaster Sky Arts is to air a documentary on Athol Fugard, the man described as the world’s greatest living playwright, in honour of the writer’s 80th birthday. Falls the Shadow: The Life and Times of Athol Fugard by the award-winning director Tony Palmer is the first ever full-length profile of Fugard which explores his past, his…

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Attractive ammendments to SA foreign film and television scheme announced

The South African film industry last week welcomed amendments to the foreign film and television incentive scheme, which will also support SA’s growing post-production industry. The amendments to the incentive scheme will see foreign film makers benefit from government rebates. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced the amendments last week, saying they could boost the film…

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SA’s National Film and Video Foundation offering fee script editor training

The National Film & Video Foundation is offering FREE part-time training opportunities to individuals who wish to train as script editors in the film and television arena. The successful candidates will go through an intensive Sediba “Spark” Screenwriter’s Training Programme where they will be required to team up with a writer in developing concepts which…

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