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TIERs and Asurf Films release trailer for 'Hell or High Water'

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Asurf Films Limited have released the trailer for the highly anticipated short film Hell or High Water, starring Enyinna Nwigwe, Daniel K. Daniel (AMVCA winner), Ashionye Michelle Racah, Tunbosun Aiyedehin, and Adedayo Davies.

South African director to helm Hollywood action film

Director and writer Donovan Marsh, responsible for bringing South Africa’s favourite schoolboy to life on the big screen in the first two Spud films, has been chosen to direct his first Hollywood film, Hunter Killer, starring legendary character actor Gary Oldman and action movie hero Gerard Butler.

e.tv adds new political TV drama, new religious drama to its local production slate; both shows will start broadcasting later this year.

e.tv's outgoing executive in charge of channels, Monde Twala, in his last public speech before jumping to Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa) as the new vice president for BET, made the announcement on Monday night at e.tv's soap show event in Sandton.

Days later, invited media who attended has so far failed to report the news or about the upcoming developments regarding e.tv's soaps Rhythm City and Scandal! while e.tv didn't issue or respond to media requests for transcripts.

‘The Pearl Of Africa,’ A Documentary About Love, Hate & Being Transgender In Uganda, Debuts Powerful Trailer

The Pearl of Africa tells the radical story of a 28-year-old transgender Ugandan woman, Cleopatra Kambugu, and her fiancé, Nelson. Director Jonny Von Wallström takes viewers inside their fight for love and acceptance in one of the most transphobic countries in the world.

South Africa: The National Film and Video Foundation releases 2015 Box Office Report

The 2015 box office revealed a remarkable year for theatrical releases in South African cinema industry. Gross Box Office saw an impressive growth of 36%, even though there was a price hike on cinema tickets by exhibitors. Cinemas in South Africa typically saw price increases, with Ster-Kinekor and Times Media implementing an increment every year due to economic instabilities.

France 24 in English will soon be broadcast on public DTTV in Zambia

On Monday 8 February 2016, Marie-Christine Saragosse, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of France Médias Monde (RFI, France 24, Monte Carlo Doualiya) and Richard Mwanza, Chief Executive Officer of the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), signed an agreement in Paris for the broadcasting of the France 24 English channel on Zambian DTTV’s public multiplex.
 

Free State, the locally produced period drama has been flying the SA flag at festivals around the world.

Following the film’s international premiere at the Kolhapur International Film Festival in December 2015, it has screened at the Chennai International Film Festival, Bangalore International Film Festival, the Sangli International Film Festival and the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. In March the film will screen at the 5th Luxor African Film Festival then the Garden State Film Festival in the US before screening in Vancouver, Canada and the Cameroon International Film Festival.

Hold on to your microphones! Pearl Thus & D’Banj set to sizzle as hosts of “Lip Sync Battle Africa”

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Africa today announced the hosts for Lip Sync Battle Africa, the first localised format of the multi-platform, pop-culture phenomenon to air on the continent. 
 
South African entertainment superstar Pearl Thusi and Nigerian music legend D’Banj will host Lip Sync Battle Africa. Pearl Thusi will serve as all around host and “master of ceremonies”, while “Koko Master” and “Oliver Twist” star D’Banj will step up as the “colour commentator”, adding his lively observations to the proceedings.
 

New Stefan Enslin film Verskietende Ster explores healing power of music through eyes of a gifted teen

It has been said that where words leave off, music begins. The power of music to touch us emotionally and to bring light out of darkness is at the heart of ‘Verskietende Ster’, the new film by award winning filmmaker Stefan Enslin, which releases in cinemas in April 2016.

Enslin, who wrote the screenplay for ‘Verskientende Ster’ also wrote the novel of the same name – published in 2013 -- on which his screenplay is based. He is the founder of Faith in Motion Productions, a film production company focusing on stories with an inspirational message.

Robin Williams, Charlie’s Angels – what went on behind the scenes. True Movies (DStv Channel 138)

Get ready to relive three of television’s most popular series of all time when True Movies (DStv Channel 138) goes Behind The Camera with the gripping unauthorised stories of Charlie’s Angels, the rise to stardom of the late Robin Williams in Mork and Mindy and the drama behind Diff’rent Strokes.

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