Survivor South Africa: Philippines | Serial Survivor Josie Meets Her Tribal Council Match

Serial Tribal Council survivor Josie’s luck finally ran out on Thursday’s (21 June) episode of M-Net’s Survivor South Africa: Philippines as her sixth visit proved a bridge too far for her in the game. Having survived a rock draw in the second episode after two tied voting rounds and been voted out of Luzon – but not out of the game – during a surprise tribe swap in the sixth, her charmed torch was finally snuffed when she wasn’t able to break the contentious ‘Mindanao Strong’ bond between Toni and PK this time around.

Josie certainly led a charmed life on Survivor SA after repeatedly finding herself in the minority: first in her original Luzon tribe as the ‘Big Five’ took charge and again at the Tribe Shuffle in Episode Four when a former Mindanao majority moved across to Luzon. Expecting to go home during last week’s seventh episode, she won a reprieve when PK grew tired of Tevin dismissing his plans and he drew her into a new alliance with Toni, to send the Doctor home instead.

It seemed like she may have done enough to extend her stay in the game this week, after Toni and PK expressed their disappointment after the Tribal Immunity Challenge that the blue-blooded former Mindanao members in the other tribes were making them do all the hard work in forcing them to eliminate ‘reds’ single-handedly. With an eye on an impending Merge, Josie tried to sway Toni with information about how her long-standing alliance with Palesa and Vusi could help bring in alliance numbers, but it wasn’t to be.

The appearance of a Tevin-less Mindanao at the Reward Challenge sent shockwaves through the scattered ‘Mindanao Strong’ alliance, with the alliance members pondering which of Toni and PK had turned on him, or whether Josie was a stronger player than they thought. The ‘Snake’ Reward Challenge saw Visayas claim a Chocolate Feast back at camp, thanks to Tom deploying serious dance moves to earn them a lead and to Vusi for completing the final puzzle ahead of Luzon’s Katinka, with Josie unable to finish off the puzzle in time for Mindanao.

At Luzon, Werner bemoaned the fact that he’d spent more than half the game outnumbered by women, but declared that his role as a Pastor set him up as the man who understood women best, in the game. With Katinka coming out of her strategic shell and Jeanne talking to her and Annalize about protecting Werner long enough to keep him on the jury, his position seems relatively safe – especially bearing in mind that he has two Immunity Idols in his bag.

While celebrating their victory by gorging themselves on brownies, milkshakes, marshmallows and strawberries, Tom once more drew Chané’s ire with his eating habits, sending her off to the waterline to be sick and affirming her decision to side with Vusi and Palesa.

At the Tribal Immunity Challenge, Annalize and Chané sat out for their tribes, and immediately set about strategizing for the future as their tribemates toiled through a challenging obstacle course and a game of skill, under the hot Philippines sun. Chané revealed her alliance with Vusi and Palesa and corrected Annalize’s assumption that Tom had an Immunity Idol, putting an inter-tribal target on his back. In the challenge, Vusi again took charge and victoriously finished things off for Visayas for the third consecutive time, with Katinka securing second place for Luzon as PK struggled to find the dexterity required to keep Mindanao from losing their third Tribal Immunity Challenge in a row.

Tune in to Survivor South Africa: Philippines next week (Thursday 28 June, 19:00 on M-Net 101) to see if the castaways’ Merge hopes will be realised. Also make a note to catch the fun-filled YouTube episode of Survivor South Africa: Philippines #LiveAfter on the DStv Online YouTube page, where the voted-off castaway will be in conversation with host Phil Mphela at 20:05 each week, directly after the show airs on M-Net 101.

There are also some magnificent prizes up for grabs on the Survivor SA: Philippines website:

  •  A Huawei P20 Pro phone valued at R15 499.
  • A Cape Union Mart voucher valued at R10 000.
  • A delicious Steers Wacky Wednesdays voucher for one year, valued at R2 800.

All you have to do is to go to and answer the weekly quiz question. Every entry then also goes into the draw for the grand prize of a tropical island holiday experience for four, brought to you by Cathay Pacific and Club Med. And, if you’d like to earn additional points, explore the island and find the Huawei P20 Pro phone in our 360 VR experience and explore  the Survivor SA islands, living area,s as well as each challenge site, as the weeks progress.

Survivor South Africa: Philippines is also streamed live on DStv Now and available on DStv Catch Up within 24 hours of the live show. You can also catch the repeat on Sunday afternoons at 17:00 on M-Net Channel 101.

Survivor SA is powered by the Huawei P20 Pro and is produced by Afrokaans Film & Television.

48 Hour Film Project – JHB Registration Is Open

The 48HFP will bring a wild weekend of filmmaking fun to Johannesburg on September 21 – 23, 2018. On this weekend, our local film scene will explode with filmmakers making films in just 48 hours.

Armed with a genre, character, prop and line of dialogue, our fearless filmmakers will make their way through the cinematic jungle and emerge with a creative masterpiece. And if you weren’t there last year, go and visit our Facebook page to see how much fun we all had.

It’s time to claim your spot in this year’s project.  That’s right, registration opened today!!  And signing up is as simple as going to our website and clicking the Register Your Team Now! button. Don’t forget that we offer 4 free Sunday workshops for paid-up teams (limited to 2 attendees per workshop per team).

Make sure you register before July 16 to take advantage of our Early Bird discount! Once you have registered your team you’ll need to pay the entry fee to secure your spot in the competition. Please use the following details to make a payment, using your team name as the reference:  Account name: 48HFP/N.Delport; Account number:  224281151; Branch code: 001255(00) – and then email your POP (Proof of Payment) to us.  I WONDER WHO WILL BE THIS YEAR’S FIRST OFFICIAL ENTRANT…?

Sign up today…

Let’s show Johannesburg what 48 hour filmmaking is all about!!


Producer Jennifer Todd Voted To Academy Board Of Governors In Runoff Election

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Jennifer Todd has won the runoff election for the open Producers Branch seat on the 2018–19 Board of Governors.  Todd joins incumbents Albert Berger and Mark Johnson in representing the branch and will assume her post as of July 1.

Todd and Jason Blum tied for the seat in the Board election last week, and Producers Branch members were asked to vote in the runoff.  This is the fourth time in Academy history that a tie occurred in the balloting.  Runoff elections were held in 2009 in the Directors Branch, 2015 in the Writers Branch, and 2016 in the Film Editors Branch.

The Academy’s 17 branches are each represented by three governors, who may serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.  The Board directs the Academy’s strategic vision, preserves the organization’s financial health, and assures the fulfillment of its mission.

The Academy Announces 2018 Film Scholars Grant Recipients

Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in the history of film. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award both Frankel and Walsh the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals.

“I am thrilled to support Frankel and Walsh in their research so that they may share their expertise for these timely topics that are not only significant to the film industry, but to society as whole,” said Academy Grants Committee Chair Buffy Shutt. “Their works illuminate the importance of diversity and inclusion in the history of film, something that is essential to remember as we look to further the Academy’s mission. We all look forward to seeing the outcome of their research.”

Frankel’s book will focus on the Oscar-winning best picture, Midnight Cowboy, analyzing how the artists behind the film contributed to this boundary breaking film that signified a shift in representation of sexuality in the 1960’s. As Frankel’s third book researching the implications of cowboy films in American history, it explores not only the historical implications of the film, but also the creative elements that led to its success and a milestone in Hollywood’s acceptance of diverse and controversial subject matters.

Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Fordham University. Her project will be among the first scholarly works to explore what is critical and feminist about Method acting in Hollywood films. Primarily focused on Method performances by women from the late 1940s to the early 1960s, she illuminates their neglected and concealed work, and ultimately showcases how it broadened women’s possibilities of acting.

Frankel and Walsh join 14 Academy film scholars who are currently working on projects and 17 other scholars whose works have already been published. Academy film scholars with projects in progress are Dr. Ellen Scott, Dr. Donna Kornhaber, Charles Musser, Emily Thompson, Stuart Liebman, John Belton, Harlow Robinson, Cari Beauchamp, Patrick Keating, Dan Streible, Thomas Schatz, Laurence Kardish, James Tweedie and Ross Melnick.

Established in 1999, the Academy Film Scholars program is designed to support significant new works of film scholarship. The Academy’s cultural and educational wing – the Academy Foundation – annually awards grants to film scholars, cultural organizations and film festivals throughout the U.S. and abroad. Through the Foundation, the Academy also presents a rich assortment of screenings and other public programs each year.

For grant guidelines and information about the Academy Film Scholars program, contact Grants Manager Shawn Guthrie at, or visit

Idols Season 14 Is Here

The quest to find the next Mzansi’s idol has begun…Season 14 premieres on Sunday, 8 July at 17:00 on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161 packed with drama, fashion, tears, triumphs and unforgettable moments. Season 14 of Idols SA promises to change the game, taking entertainment to another notch, from bringing dreams to a reality, showcasing singing talent accompanied by entertaining wooden mic moments to the emotional journey to stardom and so much more.

It would not be a great season without the infamous judges, like Unathi tearing up. The colorful “Whoo Shem” Somgaga with his hilarious and extra personality returns to shape and inspire some of Season 14’s Idol wannabes. Lastly, Randall returns to bring about a different sort of subtle entertainment that only those with the tuneful ear will understand.

Who better to offer his shoulder for comfort than our Host, Proverb. He still has the tough role to play as a hero that consoles Idols hopefuls and congratulates the ones that make it to another round.

South Africa’s most popular reality singing show kicked off auditions phase in Kwazulu-Natal at North Beach Amphitheatre. In the past years Durban constantans have always came in large numbers to showcase their talent. This year’s audition was no different. Musa Sukwene, the Idols SA Season 9 winner filled a seat on the panel as a guest judge. We will see he how handles being on the other side of the fence.

The journey of finding Mzansi’s next Idol continued to Cape Town’s Century City Conference Centre. Hopefuls came in numbers having been inspired by Paxton’s rise to stardom in Season 13. South African’s award-winning multitalented House producer, DJ Cleo filled the guest judge’s seat for Cape Town.

If the Capital City Pretoria had a personality it would be vibrant and entertaining. Who better to be on the hot seat as a judge than the ever-entertaining, fly kicking-musician Dr Malinga.

The final stop for the auditions was Johannesburg where the legendary Dr Rebecca Malope brought her warm personality and extensive music experience to play.

Idols made its way to Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth and Polokwane for pop up auditions with the help of Telkom.

Get the 411 and be sure not to miss Idols SA Season 14 on Sunday, 08 July 2018 on Mzansi Magic, DStv Channel 161. Whose talent will warm the hearts of Mzansi people, whose vocals will fall short and who will be the next Mzansi’s idol?

Kenya Film Commission Supports “Supa Modo” At Ziff

The Zanzibar International Film Festival, taking place in Stone Town Zanzibar from July 7th – 15th, with generous support from the Kenya Film Commission, is proud to announce the screening of the inspiring and beautiful new Kenyan film, Supa Modo.

The film which had its much acclaimed world premiere at Berlinale in February, has been heralded as a stunning debut for director Likarion Wainaina and its young cast.

Acquired by Rushlake Media, the film was produced by Ginger Ink Films Africa in partnership with One Fine Day Films (OFDF). OFDF has released other award-winning African films including Kati Kati and Nairobi Half Life. It was at the One Fine Day Films BrainRoom – a two-week masterclass that allows writers to pitch and develop their ideas – where Wainaina’s story idea for Supa Modo was pitched and selected for production.

The Kenya Film Commission will be hosting the screening of the film on Wednesday July 11th at ZIFF’s main venue of the Old Fort Ampitheatre with various members of the cast and production team in attendance.

The screening of the film will also be attended by dozens of high profile international film and TV industry professionals as it will form part of the official opening event for DISCOP Zanzibar. DISCOP Zanzibar, in its inaugural year, will be taking place from July 11th – 13th in partnership with ZIFF, creating East Africa’s largest and most important film and TV content gathering.

As supporters of this regional industry, The Kenya Film Commission has come on board to support this important screening and to take part in both ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar.

Kenya Film Commission Ag. CEO, Mr. Timothy Owase had this to say of the importance of the film’s screening at ZIFF. This is part of our commitment to support local film makers, we are pleased to premiere Supa Modo outside Kenya and ZIFF provides a better platform for this purpose. We laud the organizers for consideration to screen Supa Modo and reaffirm our commitment to continue supporting Kenyan film makers and exporting local content.

“Supa Modo” tells the inspiring story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true. It stars newcomer Stycie Waweru in the lead role, alongside a host of veteran Kenyan thesps, including Maryanne Nungo and Nyawara Ndambia.

In a statement, Rushlake’s Philipp Hoffmann described the genre-bending “Supa Modo” as “truly unique.” “It’s all at once a film with a strong female lead, a superhero film, a film about grief and dying, and about community and people coming together,” he said. “I immediately saw great potential for a touching story that attests to beautiful, universal human values and appeals to both young and grown-up audiences.”

ZIFF Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo has this to say of the film and its selection for ZIFF,

“Supa Modo once again shows just how important and professional Kenya film industry has become. It’s a film that will resonate strongly with ZIFF audiences, for locals especially as a Swahili movie, and universally, at it touches people with heart and deep meaning.”

Supa Modo is just one of the amazing films from the region that will be featured at this year’s ZIFF. For a full line-up and schedule of films please go to

July Holiday Acting Film Camp | ACT Cape Town

The perfect introduction to the world of acting for film!

The Act Cape Town intensive, fun holiday program, introduces students to the basics of acting for camera, scene study and audition technique.

Dates: 9, 11 & 13 July
Times: 9am – 1pm
Cost: R1500 for the 3-Day Camp

Dates: 10, 12 & 14 July
Times: 9am-1pm
Cost: R1500 for the 3 Day Camp

Students receive a Certificate of Completion and a Recorded Copy of Film Work completed in class.

Limited spaces available.


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My Kitchen Rules SA | Will Minnie And Tee’s African-inspired Instant Restaurant Sizzle Or Fizzle

Effervescent “besties” Minnie and Tee will have to be at their sizzling best if they hope to charm celebrity judges David Higgs and J’Something – and their fellow competitors – at the Instant Restaurant they have set up at their home in this week’s edition of My Kitchen Rules South Africa.

“From what we have seen about the pair around the dinner table at the show’s first three episodes, this week’s action in the kitchen can only make for fascinating fare,” says M-Net’s Head of Publicity Lani Lombard. “They’re born entertainers, but will their cooking skills match their big personalities?”

Minnie and Tee share a passion for traditional African cuisine, and the menu they have in mind is aimed at winning hearts and tickling taste buds in equal measure.

“We want our guests to feel our love,” says Minnie, and explains that the food they’re going to dish up reflects who they are. “Technically, we’re going to give them ‘us’.”

Minnie and Tee met at another reality TV show audition and immediately became BFFs. The soul sisters love eating as much as they love cooking and with their Instant Restaurant they want to show the world that it is possible to modernise traditional cuisine without diminishing the African experience.

To date, they have not been afraid to speak their minds about their competitors’ efforts, so they cannot expect any favours in return. The pair admits that presentation is not their strongest suit – and hope they can compensate with a dish that pleases the palate and warms the heart.

So, will they avoid finishing at the bottom of the leader board – the recipe for an early exit?

My Kitchen Rules SA is broadcast on M-Net channel 101 every Sunday night at 18:00. Viewers can also visit to watch exclusive interviews with the judges and contestants and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @MNet / #MKRSA on the official M-Net Facebook page.

M-Net 101 Brings You The Second Season Of The Critically Acclaimed Handmaid’s Tale

Having picked up a handful of Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for its first season, the critically acclaimed season 2 of The Handmaid’s Tale debuts exclusively on M-Net channel 101 on Monday 02 July at 22:10. In an exploration of a dystopian society, this ground-breaking, harrowing drama was unanimously praised for its excellent cast, gripping plot and intricate examination of politics, religion and gender – astute social commentary in a modern world.

Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss reprises her role as Offred/June, a handmaid forced into sexual servitude as one of the few fertile women left in the world. Enduring unending abuse and oppression alongside her fellow handmaids, Offred’s survival depended upon the knowledge that both her husband and her daughter were alive and the she would one day be reunited with them. Though the end of season one gave little closure, season 2 opens with even less resolution: a now pregnant Offred must deal with the consequences of her decision to defy the sadistic matriarch of the handmaids, Aunt Lydia.

THE HANDMAID’S TALE — “June” — Episode 201 — Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead. Aunt Lydia (Ann Dowd) and Offred (Elisabeth Moss), shown. (Photo by:George Kraychyk/Hulu)

The fate of the other characters are no more certain than before: Serena Joy must cope with the choices she has made, while her husband, Commander Waterford works at diplomacy – something he will need in his own household following season 1. Continuing to protect Offred, Nick finds roadblocks in his way as the Commander starts feeling threatened by the younger man. Season 2 will also detail the fates of the other handmaids’, as well as backstories of Emily, Offred’s former Handmaid companion.

Season 1 was heavily based on the acclaimed novel of the same name from celebrated author Margaret Atwood, and this season keeps up the tempo of its dark, compelling storytelling while unpacking this source material more.

New season cast includes Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Clea DuVall (Argo), Golden Globe nominee Bradley Whitford (Get Out), Sydney Sweeney (Everything Sucks!, Sharp Objects), John Carroll Lynch (American Horror Story: Freak Show) Rebecca Rittenhouse (Blood & Oil, Suits), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (The Greatest Showman) and Sam Jaeger (Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders).

Returning to the show are series regulars: Golden Globe winner Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, Top of the Lake), BAFTA nominee Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Yvonne Strahovski (Chuck), Emmy nominee Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls), Emmy nominee Samira Wiley (Orange is the New Black), Golden Globe nominee Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), Madeline Brewer (Orange is the New Black) and Max Minghella (The Ides of March).

Elisabeth Moss and Margaret Atwood also serve as producers for the dystopian drama and with Bruce Miller returning to direct episodes in season 2.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 2 starts on M-Net 101 on Monday 02 July at 22:10, additional airings are on Wednesdays from 02:00 onwards. Also available on the following DStv Catch Up platforms- Explora and DStv Now. If you haven’t been captured by this riveting drama yet, Season 1 is currently available on ShowMax, and will also air on M-Net Binge channel 900, on Saturday 7 July from 22:00, concluding on Sunday 8 July from 22:00.

For more information on this series check out and follow the conversation on Twitter @MNet (#Mnet101 #TheHandmaidsTale) or on the official M-Net Facebook page.

Coming Up On Carte Blanche – 24 June 2018

M-Net & M-Net HD [101], Sunday 24 June 2018 at 19:00 & again on M-Net Plus 1 [901] at 20:00



Follow the Guns

In an extraordinary investigation arms trafficking investigator Kathi Lynn Austin races against time to expose the suppliers and manufacturers of guns and bullets recovered at rhino poaching crime scenes.

Carte Blanche joins forces with Austin, a United Nations arms expert who has founded the Conflict Awareness Project, to reveal the origin of weapons confiscated along the Kruger National Park border fence with Mozambique. We trace the owners of businesses who make their living from facilitating the movement of guns from Europe to Southern Africa.

Anti-poaching initiatives consume growing resources with diminishing returns as two or more rhinos are slaughtered for their horns every day and gram for gram rhino horn remains the world’s most lucrative substance.

Carte Blanche reveals how the militarisation of the fight against poachers themselves has yielded little fruit amid a never-ending supply of guns and we set our sights on a new target – the dedicated gun supply chains that arm the poachers.

PRODUCER: Sasha Schwendenwein & Kathi Lynn Austin
PRESENTER: Kathi Lynn Austin
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