Jobs

Check out the latest gigs available in the film and entertainment industry. 1. Scheduling Intern: M-Net Series & M-Net Movies M-Net seeks to appoint a pro-active and dedicated individual to assume responsibility as Scheduling Intern. The successful candidate will report to the Scheduling Specialist and will be based at our offices in Randburg. Knowledge/Qualifications A 3 year tertiary in Media Studies, Film and Television and or … Continue reading Jobs

Keeping up with the Kandasamys smashes the BoxOffice

The feel good film about two matriarchs and neighbours who are enemies but as the fate of the universe would have it their children fall in love. Keeping up with the Kandasamy’s had its opening weekend at cinemas on 3 March 2017 and grossed an impressive R1.6 million with an attendance of an estimated 30 000 people. Funded by the KZN Film Commission, The DTI, … Continue reading Keeping up with the Kandasamys smashes the BoxOffice

The one word to get YOU more viewers

According to a study conducted by YouTube, if you say the word “you” in the first 5 seconds of your video that can result in 66% more viewers. YouTube conducted the study on 30 000 videos ( a little paltry considering the billions of videos on the site)using various ratios to compare videos that had the word “you” or “you’re in the first 30 seconds … Continue reading The one word to get YOU more viewers

DAC Community Arts Centre Grants

The Department of Arts and Culture has opened its grant application season for existing and functional community arts centres and programmes. Applicants that wish to apply for funding  should submit a three year proposal which should include annual detailed budget plan for each component for example year one, two & three. The components are: Annual community arts programmes that activate existing spaces within the centre. … Continue reading DAC Community Arts Centre Grants

Arts &Culture Trust Grants

The Arts and Culture Trusts’ bi-annual developmental grants is now open for developmental projects. The fund covers for the below disciplines of the arts Literature Dance Music Visual Art Theatre Arts Education Arts Administration New Media Multi-disciplinary (a combination of one or more of the above) The fund is segmented into 3-tiers New organisations and emerging artists  are eligible to apply for grants to a … Continue reading Arts &Culture Trust Grants

Showmax clocks 10 million views ahead of 1st anniversary

It’s been a little under a year and already one of South Africa’s premier video on demand platforms Showmax has clocked up 10 million views on the streaming site. Showmax reports that over five million hours of content was viewed equating to about 500 years of TV viewing. Showmax recently announced that users could now download content off of the platform to view offline; something … Continue reading Showmax clocks 10 million views ahead of 1st anniversary

Funny or Die x Samsung VR short film competition

Samsung and international comedy brand Funny or Die have joined up to create the a competition for South Africa’s local vloggers, scriptwriters and videographers to have the work recognized  with a R50000 prize.  How To Enter Entrants must create a short form storyboard that is under three minutes in length with no more than four characters and using only three locations. The script must be … Continue reading Funny or Die x Samsung VR short film competition