South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race. Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year-old chess…
South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation
When South Africa made the quantum leap from apartheid to liberation, faced with the task of creating equal opportunities for a population of 40 million (the majority previously disenfranchised), the…
Execs from the New Zealand Film Commission have been meeting with producers at the FilmMart to research potential development and co-production opportunities. At a breakfast Saturday, reps from NZFC…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
The office of Texas Gov. Rick Perry had no immediate reaction to a producer’s claim that it was approved for production tax incentives for the Robert Rodriguez-Ethan Maniquis film “Machete” but the…
Harrison Ford will return to Comic-Con to promote “Ender’s Game.” After surprising attendees in 2010 when he showed up on stage in hand-cuffs during a panel for Universal’s “Cowboys & Aliens”…
Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded its debt rating on Lionsgate to Ba3 from B1 due to the expected strong performance of the next three “Hunger Games” movies. The rating service also upgraded its…
Nine years after the end of apartheid, South Africa's film industry has grown an average 14% per year since 2008 and employs roughly 40,000 people, of which 66% are black, according to the first…
Carter Blanchard has come on to write "Spy Hunter" for Warner Bros.
With nearly a dozen writing projects in development over multiple mediums and a hit movie under his belt, Max Landis is looking to tackle a new challenge: directing.
MADRID -- One of Latin America's best-known actors, Diego Luna ("Y tu mama tambien," "Elysium"), is teaming with TV giants Televisa and Colombia's RTI Prods. to adapt one of Latin America's greatest…
As South Africa's leading film fest wrapped its 33rd edition, local bizzers were looking ahead with cautious optimism as the young industry continues to find its feet.