The Dinosaur Project shoots in South Africa

Variety is reporting that The Dinosaur Project (tentative title) starts shooting this month – May 2011 - in South Africa.

The film marks the directorial debut feature from CGI experts Sid Bennett and Tom Pridham, who recently formed their own production company Kent Films. StudioCanal is handling world sales.

The project is described as “Jurassic Park meets Blair Witch in the style of District 9.” But producer Nick Hill also notes: “It’s not grainy hand-held; it will look beautiful and crisp and clear.”

Source: Variety

Content In Brief

- In Madagascar, a new 120 episodes TV series called " Anjara sa safidy " has starting showing on TV. The first episode began on 2 May 2011 on national television and final outcome will be aired on late October. The series tells the story of two families, best friends, who then become ruthless rivals as a result of a rogue financial interest. According to an official of Acticom, the production company, the film was made using fairly consistent means. In total, forty actors and extras give life to the story.

Angers’ African Film Festival winners

Now in its thirteenth edition, ‘Cinémas d’Afrique’ Festival took place in Angers, France, from April 12 to 17 ended in a festive atmosphere, thanks to Congolese music band ‘Punta Negra’. The awards were presented during the closing ceremony at Angers’ Convention Center.

South Africa: Naked News Abides By Standards says BCCSA, Evokes Religious Outcry

A late-night news bulletin on that features nude women was not in contravention of broadcasting standards, the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA (BCCSA) said on Tuesday. "It is within the watershed time for adult viewing and gives a verbal warning beforehand, as well as an age restriction of 18 with nudity that is shown throughout the show," BCCSA spokeswoman Shouneez Martin told Sapa. "We have also noted that when the show is viewed on DSTV, it falls within the 18 age restriction and can therefore be blocked by viewers if necessary."

MTV and MTN partner to empower African Youth

Lagos, 10 May 2011: MTV Networks Africa and MTN have joined forces in a groundbreaking pan-African multimedia campaign designed to inspire African youth by connecting them with some of the world’s most influential personalities.
Young people the world over are gradually taking interest in national and global affairs, and are increasingly becoming vocal on issues that affect them and the world they live in.

Source: www.newint

outh Africa's 3D film ‘Jock of the Bushveld’ to go global

Local 3D film Jock of the Bushveld has been signed by a Hollywood-based distribution company which will see the film screened in the US and Europe later this year before it airs in South Africa. South Africa’s 3D animated movie Jock of the Bushveld will make its film debut in the USA and Europe later this year.


Content - In Brief

- At the international film festival in Cannes this year, Africa will be present and  TV5Monde will present a program called "And if you tell me the whole truth" (« et si vous disiez toute la vérité” in its French version). Denise Epoté will receive Senegalese rap icon Didier Awadi who is presenting his first feature film « Le Point de vue du lion » (“The Lion’s Point of View”).

SuperSport to televise Uganda Super League

Starting next season of the foot-balling calendar, Ugandans will watch the Uganda Super League matches on SuperSport after the South African-based Pay-Per-View TV secured a five-year contract to screen the matches live.

In a turn of fortune for the soccer-mad Ugandans, Daily Monitor can exclusively reveal that the 2011/12 season will feature the local league. SuperSport, who already own broadcasting rights for the Kenyan, Nigerian and Ghanaian leagues, reached a deal with the USL 10 days ago.


East Africa: Reality TV Series Rewarding Entrepreneurship Launched

In Kampala, a new TV series that aims at inspiring entrepreneurship across East African has been launched. The television programme seeks to reward entrepreneurial innovation and improve productivity among members of the five East African Community member states.

Speaking during the call for participant's registration in Kampala, Nelson Tugume Owaarwe the executive director of Inspire Africa said the reality TV show is expected to attract over 50,000 applications from around the region but will only select 30 participants from each member state.

Source: The Monitor

First Afrikaans comedy in production in decades

Filming is soon to begin on the first Afrikaans romantic comedy entitled Semi Soet and well known actors such as Anel Alexander, Nico Panagio, 7de Laan's Diaan Lawrenson, Sandra Vaughn and Paul du Toit will all be appearing in the film.

The story was penned by Sandra Vaughn, who also wrote this year's Getroud met Rugby, while Anel Alexander and her husband James will be producing. Joshua Rous will direct.

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