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

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

WGSA MUSE Awards open for submissions

The Writers Guild of South Africa has announced that it is now accepting submissions for the 4th annual Muse awards. Created with the aim of supporting and recognizing excellence in the local TV , Film, and entertainment industry. Submissions can be produced and unproduced scripts but unproduced work that is also not registered will be disqualified. Entries that fall within these categories will be accepted … Continue reading WGSA MUSE Awards open for submissions

Nu Metro vs. Ster kinekor battle wages

The two biggest cinemas in the country Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro have always been in competition from content to tech to curated audience experiences but it seems the competition is bubbling under. Last week Ster Kinekor announced that they would be opening three more IMAX cinemas in South Africa which will bring Ster Kinekor’s IMAX theatre tally to 10. The latest IMAX was opened … Continue reading Nu Metro vs. Ster kinekor battle wages

NFVF TV &Film Bursary now open

The NFVF, South Africa’s leading television and film industry advancement custodians, is now accepting applications for students who want to study TV and Film in any recognized higher education institution in South Africa. Qualifying Criteria Be a South African citizen; Have a good academic record; Demonstrate a need for financial assistance. and Registered or provisionally registered to study for a full time undergraduate or postgraduate … Continue reading NFVF TV &Film Bursary now open