South African makes top 10 in global film scoring competition. South African, Alun Richards, has been placed in the top 10 in the Vienna Symphonic Library International Film Score Competition with his composition for a scene from The Wolfman, starring Anthony Hopkins and Benicio Del Toro. Read the full story here.
The brand new DStv Premium channel M-Net Edge, which will take television connoisseurs to the edge of entertainment from 20 October 2014 at 19:00, will be the future home of HBO in Africa. M-Net has signed a milestone agreement with the renowned US television network to screen all first-run HBO series, as well its iconic library material, exclusively on M-Net Edge.
Fire In The Blood, winner of eight international awards, screens in two parts on Al Jazeera English, channel 406 on DStv, on Friday, 31 October and Friday, 7 November at 20:00. After 1996, Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocked access to low-cost generic AIDS drugs for the countries of the global south.
This caused 10 million or more preventable deaths.
Kenyan journalist Joseph Mathenge has been awarded the overall CNN MultiChoice African Journalist of the Year at the 2014 Awards ceremony held at Mlimani City Conference Centre, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 18 October 2014. His winning work ‘Images of Terror’ documents the experience by Westgate Mall shoppers in Kenya, when the mall was attacked by gunmen in September 2013. ‘Images of Terror’ appeared in The Standard, a daily Kenyan newspaper, and was selected out of entries from 38 African countries.
The undead return for yet another thrilling season in October. Calling all the DEADicated fans of the popular award-winning The Walking Dead - the time has come! A brand new season with more adventure, more action-packed scenes and naturally a lot more blood kicks off on 13 October, just a day after the US premiere. You can catch the new season of the highly anticipated show on FOX, DStv channel 125 on Mondays at 21:20 CAT.
With the 2015 Academy Awards a mere four months away, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the full list of films vying for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Out of the 73 countries that submitted films for consideration in the prestigious category, four films from African directors are in the running to make the shortlist before it’s whittled down to the final five. Final nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film will be announced on January 15, 2015, with the nine shortlisted entries announced a week in advance.
East African triple-play service provider Zuku, part of African Media company Wananchi Group, announces that award-winning hybrid cooking and travel series, Tales from The Bush Larder, will return for a third series on the Zuku Entertainment channel 100 from 7th October at 8:30pm.
AFRICA24 MEDIA have launched a talk show called The Scoop! with Salim Amin as the host. The show’s producers say that the continent’s most dynamic men and women join Salim every week to share their secrets of success, advice to their African brothers and sisters, and something that few people know.