South Africa's established locations industry got a big lift from the success of Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" in 2009. The film, per Michael Murphey of Kalahari Pictures, which co-produced it, was…
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Working Title Films and Kris Thykier's Peapie Films have acquired film rights to Andy Mulligan's crossover novel "Trash" for Richard Curtis to adapt and Stephen Daldry to direct.
The scene from Alexander McCall Smith's "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" begins with the words, "Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of Kgale Hill."
Freshman series "Modern Family" and "Glee" and latenight host Craig Ferguson highlighted the winners list of the 69th annual Peabody Awards.
Botswana's lush, wild Okavango Delta might seem an odd setting for opera buffs.
Jill Scott, most recently seen in HBO's "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency," has signed on to star in the Lifetime telepic "Sins of the Mother."
Southern Africa is emerging as a destination for runaway TV production.
As an agent, Sue Naegle sold HBO one of its biggest hits. Now, as the pay cabler's new entertainment prexy, she'll need to lure in viewers who are no longer sold on HBO.
The Weinstein Co. has hired former MTV exec John Miller to head its TV unit, tasking him with expanding the company's smallscreen efforts.
Flying under the radar is not in Harvey Weinstein's DNA. He casts a giant shadow on the Croisette and in his dealings, attracting attention to himself, his stars and his movies. Weinstein, 55, is all…