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OneScreen film festival calls for entries

The One Club is pleased to launch its inaugural OneScreen Festival, a global competition designed for the creative community by the creative community to shine a light on the creative minds behind some of today’s best short films and videos.  Produced by The One Club, OneScreen was conceived for filmmakers of today and tomorrow who [...]

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SA scriptwriter heads to LA to work with Kevin Spacey

After winning the Trigger Street Productions and Jameson First Shot Scriptwriting Competition, Alan Shelley, a 26 year old script-writer, director, editor and vfx supervisor  from Cape-Town will be representing South Africa in Los Angeles in this competition. Shelley will be leaving on the 15th March 2012 in order to commence working with Spacey as part [...]

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SA company first to use online casting

Platypus Productions recently became the first production company in the world to adapt’s automated video interviewing services for an online casting. “The idea of an online casting solution really appealed to us, as casting has traditionally been very time-consuming and labour-intensive,” said Platypus Productions’ director Stanley Edwards. “We cut a one-two-week process down by [...]

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Don’t forget to enter the Jameson First Shot competition

Talent is the order of the day when it comes to the short film competition Jameson First Shot. One creative scriptwriter/director from South Africa, will have the opportunity to work with highly acclaimed actor, Kevin Spacey, and his company, . Designed to discover talented screenwriters and directors from Russia, South Africa and the USA, Jameson [...]

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Affordable training for filmmakers

As part of its corporate social responsibility and capacity development programmes, the African Film Academy has expanded its Film in a Box (FIB ) project to direct the creative energy of young men and women towards making a career in filmmaking. The programme seeks to enhance the opportunities for young people in Africa by using [...]

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Platypus introduces Cannes Gold winning director to South African market

Platypus Productions is  representing Indian director Prakash Varma in South Africa. One of Asia’s top directors, Varma’s work should be well-known to local creatives. He won a Gold Craft for Best Use of Music at the recent Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for Train, his advert for Government of India Ministry of Railways.  He also [...]

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