WPP, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis, MDC Partners cleared of investigation

Adweek reports that WPP, IPG, Omnicom, Publicis, and MDC Partners - who are the five agencies that have been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice part as part of an investigation into video production and postproduction practices that began in 2016 - claims to have received information confirming...

14 Nov 2018

Karen Zoid launches a new boutique music studio

Karen Zoid has established a fully equipped boutique studio called Mothership Studios in Philadelphia, Western Cape. The studio is equipped with a restaurant and a bar. The studio also has an SSL duality desk for music production, make-up/dressing rooms, crew rooms, and a loading bay at the rear...

28 May 2018

Braille Films, Massif join forces

Massif has entered a partnership with indie film production company Braille Films. Braille Films will be powered by Massif using the Massif director base with the production expertise of Peter Carr and Prenneven Govender at the helm. Braille Films is owned and operated by Prenneven Govender.

22 May 2018

Splice Fest to celebrate all things AV

The third edition of the Splice Festival will be held from 10-13 May 2018 at the Rich Mix contemporary arts centre in London and the Stour Space multi-functional creative venue in Hackney Wick in the UK. The Splice Festival is part of the EU-funded AV Node network and gathers more than 30...

20 Mar 2018

Anant Singh, Videovision set sights on Christiaan Barnard biopic

Anant Singh and Videovision Entertainment have secured the film rights to Heartbreaker: Christiaan Barnard and the First Heart Transplant; James-Brent Styan's new Chris Barnard biography. Styan examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard's personal life and the South African...

18 Dec 2017

Triggerfish wins BAFTA for Revolting Rhymes

Revolting Rhymes beat out The Amazing World of Gumball and Shaun the Sheep to be named Best Animation at the BAFTA Children's Awards. Produced by Magic Light Pictures, Revolting Rhymes was animated at Magic Light's Berlin studio and Cape Town's Triggerfish. Revolting Rhymes was directed by...

29 Nov 2017

DISCOP Johannesburg, Sky Rink studios enter partnership

DISCOP Johannesburg has entered into a partnership with Sky Rink studios. The partnership is aimed at supporting independent producers working in Johannesburg. As part of the partnership, DISCOP will promote Sky Rink facilities via tours taking place during DISCOP where producers will have the...

25 Oct 2017

Oxyg3n Media to produce season two of Married at First Sight South Africa

Oxyg3n Media will be producing the second season of Married at First Sight South Africa. The second instalment of the reality show will be broadcast on Lifetime (DStv 131) in October 2017. It will comprise nine episodes and will include a reunion show featuring all the participants from the first...

19 Apr 2017

Brightwater Commons welcomes production house, Urban Brew Studios

Urban Brew Studios, a division of Kagiso Media and one of the largest production studios in South Africa, will be opening up shop at the Brightwater Commons Shopping Centre in Randburg, Johannesburg. The Moolman Group has been tasked with turning 10,000 square metres of the shopping complex into...

20 Feb 2017

'Stick Man' is in BAFTA nominations for Best Animation

On another positive step on the road towards a Short Animation Oscar nomination, 'Stick Man', Triggerfish Animation Studios' collaboration with Oscar-nominated UK production company Magic Light Pictures, is one of four nominees for Best Animation at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts...

27 Oct 2016

Turner releases new children's series on Boomerang

Turner EMEA's latest production, a series titled The Happos Family, will debut on Boomerang from October. The Happos Family, made up of 20 two minute shorts, is the first Boomerang Original to be created by Turner EMEA. It has been created in partnership with the Italian corporation Ferrero and...

28 Sep 2016

Rapid Blue receives investment from BBC Worldwide

Demonstrating its desire to expand in the region and meet the growing demand for high-end, compelling and relevant local content for the African market, in addition to taking African content to the world, BBC Worldwide has invested in South African production company Rapid Blue. Based in South...

31 Mar 2016

New animated Christmas film from Triggerfish

An animated version of Stick Man, premiering on BBC One at 4.45pm on Christmas Day slot, was produced by Magic Light Pictures, an Oscar-nominated and BAFTA and international Emmy-winning production company in the UK, and animated in Cape Town by Triggerfish. The 26-minute film was directed by...

8 Dec 2015

Crowdfunding for local short film, Hamba Kahle

Short film, Hamba Kahle, written and directed by Renessa Mahabeer, is a heartwarming film with a strong production team from around the world. The film follows Sandi who lives in Johannesburg and is in her early twenties. When she gets a call home to see her ill father, we find out there are many...

13 Nov 2015

Urban Brew Studios acquired by Kagiso Media

Kagiso Media has secured 100% ownership of Urban Brew Studios, one of the largest production studios in South Africa, an independent that supplies content and channels for the broadcast and entertainment industry.

8 Jul 2015

CNN Marketplace Africa raises a glass

On Friday 28 November at 11.45pm, 'CNN Marketplace Africa' visits the grain-rich Western Cape and takes a closer look at the South African spirits industry. It meets some of the producers of premium alcohol in South Africa and takes a closer look at the intricacies of producing world-class products....

28 Nov 2014

Late Nite News gets Emmy nomination

Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN) received an International Emmy nomination in the category of Best Comedy on 24 November 2014 at the 42nd International Emmy Awards, hosted in New York. This is the second time the series has been nominated for an award, having received its first nomination in...

26 Nov 2014

Huisgenoot wants South African love stories for movie

To celebrate its century of publishing in 2016, Huisgenoot wants to produce a 'Huisgenoot movie, which will feature a true-life romantic love story from one of its readers. With the help of kykNET, the latest edition provides detailed guidelines for writing a typical romantic comedy script....

10 Nov 2014

New TV studio in Cape Town offers continuous fibre link to Johannesburg

Located in Mowbray, MagnaTude Studios & Post in Cape Town is a new studio that forms part of the Okuhle Media Group and is privately funded. Fully HD and kitted with some of the best equipment in its class, this is a medium sized facility (270 sqm) with a permanent fibre link to Johannesburg.

5 Nov 2014

Farm Film and Rob Payton launch WeShootFood

Rob Payton, a Cape Town based Food with Performance director has teamed up with Farm Film in a new venture. Rob's global experience in shooting food and the Farm's international track record are a superb recipe for success. The idea is a simple one: We do what the sign above the shop says. Allow...

30 Sep 2014

Generations: Cast underpaid?

According to Generations producer, Friedrich Stark, reports Mail & Guardian, the show's actors' salaries average R55,000 a month. In their press statement, the fired actors' said, "We live in a country that is notorious for artists living and dying in a state of poverty, tragically, never managing...

25 Aug 2014

ABN Productions appoints new head

From January 2014, Alexander Leibner is the new head of events company, ABN Productions. The company starts the year with a Brand SA 'Thought Leadership Breakfast', ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, setting the tone for further premium events in 2014. Leibner has more than...

21 Jan 2014

New integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion

Digital marketing agency, Quirk, has created a new integrated through-the-line campaign for Hungry Lion. The Hungry Lion manifesto, 'We believe in more. more for every man and woman, more for Mzanzi and more for you - because you deserve it,' was brought to life in a big TV commercial, directed...

20 Dec 2013

Long Walk to Freedom pips Hollywood blockbusters

The film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, has out grossed several box office favourites to come out as the highest grossing film in South Africa, earning R4,431,228 this past opening weekend. It outperformed opening weekend box office earnings of some of the biggest studio films of the year,...

5 Dec 2013

Business Partners to fund Triggerfish films

Business Partners Venture Fund will fund the development of the first two of five films from the Cape Town animation studios, Triggerfish, following its success with Adventures in Zambezia (Sony International Acquisitions) and Khumba (Millennium Entertainment). Two of the films announced to go...

20 Nov 2013

Leave your tribute to AdVantage magazine

On Tuesday, 2 July 2013, AdVantage Magazine announced that after 20 years of covering the South African media, marketing and advertising industry, final edition had been sent to the printers. We at Bizcommunity invite you to honour this iconic industry print title - and our now former media partner...

3 Jul 2013

Applications for Tierney Fellowship close on Friday

The Market Photo Workshop reminds all photographers that applications for the 2013 Tierney Fellowship close on Friday, 3 May 2013. Applicants are encouraged to contact Bekie Ntini on +27 11 834 1444 with any queries. For more, go to www.tierneyfellowship.org or www.marketphotoworkshop.co.za....

30 Apr 2013

White Picket Fence Project excels

The White Picket Fence Project has recently been accepted into the Rolling Film Festival in Kosovo, The Big Muddy Film Festival in Illinois, The American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs (4-8 April) and, most recently, The United Film Festival in Los Angeles (26 April-2 May at the Los...

15 Apr 2013

Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show
Bizcommunity features on SABC1's Media Career Guide Show

Be sure to catch Bizcommunity.com's editor-at-large, Simone Puterman, on the repeat show of SABC1's Media Career Guide Show tonight, Monday, 11 February 2013, from 11pm-11.30pm. She will provide insightful career guidance for the marketing, advertising, media and retail industries. The show is...

11 Feb 2013

South African film students visit Berlin film festival

With thanks to the NFVF, Siphiwe Linda will be attending the Berlin Film Mart, after having submitted his film Basotho Blankets produced by Little Pond and funded by the NLDTF, alongside Khululekile Banzi, whose film African Negroes was funded by the DSTV Grooming Exceptional Talent Programme. He...

8 Feb 2013

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