With the success of 2009's "District 9" still fresh in their minds, producers are cherry-picking South African sci-fi properties, making it one of hottest genres this side of Swedish crime fiction.
Picketing by disgruntled viewers, staffers and suppliers has become commonplace outside the South African Broadcasting Corp.'s Johannesburg HQ in recent years -- and shows no sign of abating as the…
South Africa is currently the most cost-competitive it's been in years, especially for larger-budget co-productions.
Domestic Film DAILY
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
At the July Durban film festival, the mood was upbeat among the local filmmakers and biz players, who are in the midst of a production boom that's not only led to higher-quality regional pics but has…
The mart, now in its second year, has already proven its value to regional filmmakers.
"Skoonheid" has strong ties to the festival: it's the first official South African/French co-production, following the treaty signed at last year's Cannes.
A South African coal magnate is creating an unscripted drama with a location that the cast of "Jersey Shore" can only dream about.
Cape Town -- While the South African film market is maturing, the lack of market research is "one of the biggest problems" facing the local industry, says producer Danie Bester of Film Factory.
While the South African film market is maturing, the lack of market research is "one of the biggest problems" facing the local industry, says producer Danie Bester of Film Factory.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry has doubled the cap on its two rebates to R20 million ($2.87 million).