Johnathan Dorfman and Dave Matthews (Stolen Sky Productions, USA), David Collins (Samson Films, Ireland) and Jeremy Nathan (Zidaka, South Africa) have acquired the rights to both van Onselen books.
The central story will be based on the life and times of Jack McLoughlin as revealed in Showdown At The Red Lion and embellished by the characters and stories found in the Masked Raiders. It is envisioned that the television drama series will be produced under the South African-Irish Co-Production Treaty.
beIN announced the launch of nine new channels that will become available to its subscribers from April 01, 2016. These new channels add variety to the beIN portfolio and strengthen the family and female focused programming.
Multi-award winning local filmmaker Sallas de Jager’s period drama feature Free State has continued its winning streak by taking the honours for Best Cinematography at the Garden State Film Festival in New York. The film recently scooped Best Director at the Luxor African Film Festival.
Luminaries of local film, television, radio, stage and new media will gather at the Soweto Theatre on Saturday, 2 April 2016 to recognise and celebrate that crucial but often forgotten player in South Africas creative industries: the scriptwriter.
The WGSA Muse Awards, initiated by the Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) in 2013, will mark its third round of annual awards with two additional award categories and a final-round, 26-member judging panel that includes 7 renowned international writers.
Godfrey Itaye, Director General of Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) announced that three local television stations sealed deal to be beamed on Zuku TV, the East Africa pay TV platform. The three TV stations that are now on Zuku are Times, Zodiak and Luso.
Itaye welcomed the coming of Zuku TV saying with only K2500 ($3.60) per month, Malawians can watch news and get maximum entertainment.
Using data supplied by the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA), this South African TV Ratings column is a weekly roundup of SA’s TV audience viewership. We reveal the best-watched shows, where they ran and how many South Africans tuned in to watch: