National Arts Festival Appointed Curators Of SA Pavillion At 55th La Biennale di Venezia

The National Arts Festival, Grahamstown today expressed its delight at being chosen to curate and stage the South African exhibition at the 55th La Biennale di Venezia, saying that it would embark on the project with the best interests of our country’s artists at heart. Acknowledging this event as the “world’s premiere showcase for the […]

And The Oscar Goes To…

Best motion picture of the year Argo Best performance by an actor in a leading role Daniel Day-Lewis Best performance by an actress in a leading role Jennifer Lawrence Best performance by an actor in a supporting role Christoph Waltz Best performance by an actress in a supporting role Anne Hathaway Best achievement in directing […]

Donald Gordon Creative Arts Award Winners At Infecting The City

The Gordon Institute of Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA) partners with the Africa Centre in Infecting the (Mother) City with public art projects, from 12 – 16 March 2013. In line with GIPCA’s interdisciplinary mandate,Trespassing Permitted engages with “off limit” zones within the performance space. The initiators ofthis work, Donald Gordon Creative Arts Award winners […]

Permit Applications And Registration With City Of Cape Town

Letter from the CEO of the Cape Film Commission (CFC), Denis Lillie: As of today, we can confirm that for the first time in its 12 year history, the Cape Film Commission is registered with the City of Cape Town as an organisation which is able to officially enable the application of film permits within […]

Fanie Fourie’s Lobola Showcases The Best Of SA Music

New romantic comedy Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, a contemporary romantic comedy about love and tradition in a rapidly evolving society, is a real treat for South African music fans with a soundtrack that features a number of popular and lesser-known local artists. “The 23 tracks on the soundtrack represent many different genres of South African music,” […]

85th Academy Awards

Just under 8 hours to go to the 85th Academy Awards, and the Dobly Theatre is a hive of activity.   History The Academy The Academy is an artist-driven organization that advances the art and science of motion pictures. The Academy’s mission is to preserve the past, honor the present, and shape the future of […]

AFDA Durban Officially Opens Its Doors

Last week, 63 promising young film-makers and live theatre practitioners gathered in a formal assembly with academic staff, industry guests, media and dignitaries as Mayor of eThekwini, James Nxumalo officially opened AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance), in Glen Anil, Durban. This is the third AFDA school to open […]

CFC & Department Of Home Affairs Meeting

The following letter to the industry from the CEO of the CFC (Cape Film Comission): Dear Members The Cape Film Commission and representatives of industry met with the Deputy Minister of Home Affairs and senior representatives of her Office last week. At the meeting various proposals were discussed and, we believe, resolved. We can confirm […]

Advanced Voice And The Actor

Participants move to an advanced level in their voice and speech training, through developing and applying vocal techniques to various performance projects. Workshop will cover: –       Vocal projection. –       Sight reading. –       Acting for radio. –       Voice over Venue:  Act Cape Town Cost: R4950 (Every  Mon/Tues/Thur & Fri) Participants will record a voice-over demo CD. […]

Casting For Commercials

1 DAY WORKSHOP Saturday, 2 March 2013 09h30  – 16h30 Cost:  R850 This workshop will provide participants with an in-depth look at the techniques required to prepare and cast successfully for all types of commercials. Workshop will cover: Where the actor / model fits in the commercial world. Preparation for a casting. Translate preparation into […]

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