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- Ralph Ziman’s Jerusalema, the new South African gangster drama, has made R1.2m at the local box office as at 11 September. The box office is still being dominated by the Meryl Streep/ Pierce Brosnan/ Abba musical, Mama Mia, which has clocked up R7.m in just two weeks.Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder made R1.1 in its opening week and Babylon AD R844 109 in its debut.Other big performers are the long running The Dark Knight at R13.3m (seven weeks) and Hancock at R16.4m (10 weeks).

- Seduction 101, a 13-week mobisoap created by South Africa director Donovan Marsh together with writer Gillian Breslin and produced by Curious Pictures, has been selected as a finalist in MIPCOM’s cross platform media screenings. MIPCOM, the premier global TV programming market runs in Cannes, France from 13 to 17 October.

- DStv's Hallmark Channel in South Africa has unveiled a fresh new look which is set to make its television viewers into television stars. Changes to the channel (108) go on air this month (September) and feature South African people with a passion for the unusual in its new channel identity and fillers.

Hallmark Channel, which broadcasts award-winning shows including Numb3rs, Cane and NCIS, will showcase 20 South African characters from a whole host of backgrounds but who share a common goal - making the very most of their free time. Hallmark Channel is broadcast on DStv channel 108, Monday to Sunday.

- The premier of the film 'Land Matters' by German filmmaker, Thorsten Schütte, was held in Windhoek on Tuesday evening, bringing to the screen Namibia's land reform process.

- Kenya’s Dada Productions has just made and released its first feature film locally. The trailer can be watched on You Tube

Dada Productions is currently looking to sell and distribute the film "From A Whisper" within the continent and internationally. Dada Productions is also currently in production on a Documentary about Prof. Wangari Maathai and in pre-production for a futuristic short film (partially funded by Goethe Institut and Focus Features) and also in pre-production on a Pan African documentary about a boy who travels from tanzania to Cape Town in Search for his Sister.