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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‘The Avengers’ Bashes Way to Billion Dollars at Box Office

“The Avengers”  hit $1 billion in global box office Sunday, in its 19th day of release, Disney said. The Marvel superhero mashup took in another $103.2 million over the weekend, the best-ever second week and the first time a film has broken $100 million in a second frame.

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‘RED 2’ reunites aging uber-spies Willis, Mirren and Malkovich

The geriatric gang of aging uber spies first featured in RED is getting back together — and getting some new (i.e. young) blood. RED 2, the sequel announced Friday, will see the original team of  Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Mary-Louise Parker reuniting, and being joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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The Dictator – review

Peter Bradshaw, in his review of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie The Dictator, says that Cohen’s central  character is ‘set to make Peter Sellers’ Inspector Clouseau a model of subtlety and sensitivity’ and that the movie features ‘ moments of  gasp-inducing offensiveness’. ‘It is relentlessly immature and I was often reminded of the cheerfully reprehensible Kentucky Fried…

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Flashmob makes a child’s dream come true

Caine is not your average nine year-old boy. In his dad’s used auto parts store in LA, he’s constructed his own DIY cardboard arcade — it’s there now; you can totally go see it and play. Seriously, the kid built his own claw machine! He’s even devised a security system so that people won’t rip him off…

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