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‘Out in Africa’ Film Festival - LGBTIs in a newly founded African democracy

Out In Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is running in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa until 30 October 2011. Kevin Kriedemann caught up with festival director Nodi Murphy to chat about running a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex film festival in a continent where being queer is illegal in the majority of countries.

Source: 21 Oct. 2011.Source: Kevin KriedemannSource: South Africa

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- To celebrate the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October 2011, the SABC on Wednesday, 5 October 2011, opened a portion of a larger exhibition from the International Library of African Music (ILAM) entitled 'For the Future Generations', in the SABC Radio Park foyer in Johannesburg. This year's international theme is 'Audiovisual Heritage: see, hear and learn'.

Kalasha film and TV award’11 winners

The glitz and glamour that was witnessed at this years Kalasha awards will forever be engraved on peoples’ minds for a long fortune of time. In the words of Nicki Minaj, I wish I could have had that moment for life! Wow! I can actually pull a PLO Lumumba (one of the board members of Kalasha) English diction! Arrgh who am I kidding? Back to my normal average English.

Source: www.actors.co.ke

Reality TV not first choice of South Africans

Reviewing audience viewership of reality shows in South Africa would indicate that South Africans don't necessarily prefer reality programmes, as SAARF's TAMS Overnight ratings for August 2011 show that in the top 20 ranking for all programmes, the reality TV genre first makes a showing only in 19th position.

Source: SAARF TAMS Overnights

Bond film 23 will shoot in South Africa instead of India

We previously heard about the local Indian government and railway ministries being reluctant to allow EON Productions to shoot Bond 23 in their country this winter and the back-up plan was always to move production to South Africa if an agreement couldn’t be reached. by Matt Holmes

Now it’s confirmed the Plan B is moving ahead with India Take One Productions confirming to The Times of India (via MI6-HQ) newspaper over the weekend that an official EON note dated Thursday 22nd December had ruled out plans to film in India. Pravesh Sahni says; “Bond will not be coming to India,”

Source: FilmContact.com

South Africa: Country’s total Entertainment and Media Reached R98 Billion in 2010 – PWC

South Africa’s total entertainment and media (E&M) spending (advertising and end-user spend) increased by 21.1% in 2010, reaching R98 billion, according to a PwC South African entertainment and media 2011-2015 outlook released Thursday, 22 September 2011.

“This comprises R24 billion from advertising and R74 billion from end-user spend. Such growth contrasts with the modest 3.7% growth seen in 2009 and the 4.6% growth experienced globally in 2010,” the report, launched at Montecasino in Fourways, said.

Source: Biz-Community

‘How to Steal 2 Million’ selected for US ‘Fantastic Fest’

How to Steal 2 Million, South Africa director Charlie Vundla’s compelling debut feature film, has been selected for this year’s Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the US. The festival runs from 22 to 29 September 2011, and is held in Austin, Texas.

Source: NFVF

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- In line with the objective of globally positioning the South African film industry, The National Film and Video Foundation will be participating at Toronto International Film Festival Canada (10th – 14th of September 2011), Strategic Partners in Halifax (15th – 17th of September 2011) and IFP-No Borders Film market in New York 18th – 22nd of September 2011).

23rd Bond film will shoot in South Africa instead of India

You might have previously heard about the local Indian government and railway ministries being reluctant to allow EON Productions to shoot Bond 23 in their country this winter and the back-up plan was always to move production to South Africa if an agreement couldn’t be reached.

Now it’s confirmed the Plan B is moving ahead with India Take One Productions confirming to The Times of India (via MI6-HQ) newspaper over the weekend that an official EON note dated Thursday 22nd December had ruled out plans to film in India. Pravesh Sahni says; “Bond will not be coming to India,”

Source: whatculture.com

Al Jazeera doc claims there are more slaves than ever before

Doha, Qatar, 14 September 2011: There are more slaves than ever before, according to a shocking new documentary series premiering on Al Jazeera English on 10 October 2011.

South African Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy winning executive producer Jon Blair says, " Slavery: A 21st Century Evil has been a year in the making and represents one of Al Jazeera's most important global investigations. Shot on three continents, this is the most in-depth study undertaken by any broadcaster of how and why modern day slavery persists.”

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