South African film industry

 
‘Mrs Right Guy’ is a blockbuster but its take on feminity sells women short
‘Mrs Right Guy’ is a blockbuster but its take on feminity sells women short
A party pooper is the last thing I want to be. Nobody likes a buzzkill, and I so badly want to jump on to the sexy, cosmopolitan bandwagon of...
Movie star Israel Makoe can't shake off the bad boy image
Movie star Israel Makoe can't shake off the bad boy image
Friends warned Israel Makoe against playing the role of a villain on television. They told him people would run away from him, if they were ever to...
iMPAC: Short films get their five minutes
iMPAC: Short films get their five minutes
The iMPAC (Initiative for Motion Pictures within the African Continent) festival was founded in 2009 by Pluto Panoussis, head of the film arts...
Filmmakers must wise up to reality
Filmmakers must wise up to reality
Although I was not mentioned directly by name in Roger Young’s article “A car chase too far: What SA film...
A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood
A car chase too far: What SA film can’t learn from Hollywood
An American (played by Fast & Furious’s Paul Walker) picks up a rental car on arrival in South Africa. He drives through...
SA film industry going ‘up and up’
SA film industry going ‘up and up’
Progressing steadily, it has gone from 13 titles released in theatres in 2009 to 24 in 2012, and 2013 could see a fair few more than that.
'Sleeper's Wake': In the jungle of human emotion
'Sleeper's Wake': In the jungle of human emotion
‘Not an easy sell,” says Barry Berk frankly and perhaps slightly apologetically, of Sleeper’s Wake, the movie he has...
Showtime for South Africa
Showtime for South Africa
Cape Town Film Studios is regarded in some quarters as one of the top 10 film studios in the world, largely as it has hosted a number of large-scale Hollywood and European productions for, among others, 20th Century Fox, Working Title, Scott Free Media, BBC, Universal Pictures, Euro...
We don't get the picture
We don't get the picture
I was asked to write a piece about where the local film industry is. This is a challenge because I never knew such a thing existed. OK, before you...
Hollywood se voet
Hollywood se voet
Have you heard? American star Jennifer Hudson will be playing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in an upcoming biopic. I'm not sure what your first...
'Snot en trane'
'Snot en trane'
Lionel Newton, who plays Treppie in the much-anticipated screen adaptation of Triomf, speaks to Jeremy Kuper about the frustration and rage he...
Million-dollar film studio to put SA on movie map
Million-dollar film studio to put SA on movie map
When actor Nicolas Cage made love to Bridget Moynahan in the 2005 hit Lord of War, a pungent smell still hung over the old Cape Town...

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