Winners At The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards

The winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013

  • Outstanding Comedy Series – Modern Family
  • Outstanding Drama Series – Breaking Bad
  • Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie – Behind the Candelabra
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a  Drama Series – Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom
  • Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie – Michael Douglas for Behind the Candelabra
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Claire Danes for Homeland
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie – Laura Linney for The Big C
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Tony Hale for VFeep
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Bobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire
  • Outstanding SUpporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie – James Cromwell for American Horror Story
  • Outstanding Support Actress in a Comedy Series – Merritt Wever for Nurse Jackie
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Anna Gunn for Breaking Bad
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie – Ellen Burstyn for Political Animals
  • Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series – The Colbert Report
  • Outstanding Reality Competition Program – The Voice
  • Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program – Huidi Klum, Tim Gunn for Project Runway
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series – Modern Family, Gail Mancuso (Arrested)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – House of Cards, David Fincher (Chapter 1)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special – Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series – Saturday Night Live, Don Roy King
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series – 30 Rock, Tina Fey, Tracey Wigfield (Last Lunch)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Homeland, Henry Bromell (Q & A)
  • Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series – The Colbert Report
  • Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special – The House, Abi Morgan
Festival Film

Call For Entries: Indie Fest

Call For Entries – Indie Fest, for film, television and New Media
Deadline 11 October 2013

A showcase for cinematic gems and unique voices.

The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international awards competition. We invite entries from filmmakers, television producers, videographers and new media creators.

The goal of the Indie Fest is to help independents advance their careers and gain publicity.

Awards go to those who produce high-quality, stand-out productions.

Each year: Fast Focus Short Film Public Television Award; In-kind $1500 production studio opportunity, In-kind $10,100 post production opportunity, humanitarian award, and free $375 Indie Fest statuette to Best of Show winners.

The Indie Fest receives entries from all over the world: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Martinique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States.

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The Write Journey Weekend Workshop For Screenwriters

The Write Journey Weekend Workshop for screenwriters

Cape Town – September 28 and 29

With the explosion of the local film industry it has never been a better time to be a screenwriter in South Africa, and if you’re a storyteller with a vivid imagination whose ideas are larger than life, The Write Journey weekend workshop for screenwriters is guaranteed to turn words into big screen action in Cape Town on September 28 and 29 from 10am until 6pm on both days.

Within ONE WEEKEND budding screenwriters will understand the principles of writing for a visual medium and what it takes to be screenwriter in South Africa.

The Write Journey looks at mastering the art of plotting your story, defining and developing your premise, concept, theme and characters and taking ownership of the writing process.

This motivational and inspirational workshop explores the art of visual narrative and the fundamentals of successful storytelling. It is ideal for ANYONE with an idea for a story. If there is something or someone you want to write about this is your opportunity to turn thoughts into words.  Ideas are transformed into concepts that will be reworked into visual narrative filled with action, description and vibrant characters.

This outcome-based workshop examines the principles of writing for film or television and explores the writing process, developing characters and mastering the art of structure.

It is a basic workshop that explores the art of storytelling and the craft of writing a universal story that reflects the uniqueness, history and culture of South Africa and Africa.

The workshop is ideal for novelists, journalist and writers who would like to master the art of adapting stories into a visual medium.

Following the workshop, the writers will be guided through the process of developing their screenplays through The Write Agency, and get their drafts shaped for the international film, television and publishing markets.

The workshop is presented by Daniel Dercksen, a local writer, playwright, movie journalist and Education, Training and Development Practitioner. As a freelance journalist for more than 30 years, and published playwright, Dercksen is a qualified ETD Practitioner (Education, Training and Development) – accredited by SAQA (The South African Qualifications Authority) – working in accordance with the principles of the Department of Education and focusing on outcomes-based education, training and development.

Following in the tradition of 19 years of workshop throughout South Africa, including guest lectures at this year’s 48 Hour Film Project,  masterclasses at the Sithengi Film and TV Market’s Talent Campus, the 2012 International Kunjanimation Animation Festival, and community workshops at the  Ekhaya Multi Arts Centre in Kwa Mashu, graduates of previous workshops include award-winning playwrights Neil Coppen (winner of the Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Theatre, 2011, as well as the Naledi Award for Best South African Play, Abnormal Loads, 2013), filmmakers John Barker (Spud 3: Learning to Fly, Bunny Chow and How To Steal a Million), and Henk Pretorius (Bakgat, Fanie Fourie Se Lobola), novelists Lauren Beukes (Zoo City, Spinning Girl), Gary Hirson (The Magic That is Ours and Calm in Storm), and Consuelo Roland (Shortlisted for the Sunday Times Fiction Award and received an Honorary mention for the Olive Schreiner Prize for her novel The Good Cemetery Guide).

The weekend workshop for screenwriters in Cape Town on September 28 and 29 takes place at The Writing Studio in Cape Town.

To register and for the full agenda, visit or email



Red 2: Review

Retired C.I.A agent Frank Moses is back, along with his team of RED (Retired and Extremely Dangerous) friends Marvin (John Malkovich), Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) and Victoria (Helen Mirren). This time they are drawn in to a search to find a missing portable nuclear device, created by a brilliant physicist, Bailey (Anthony Hopkins).

As you can expect, the performances from the stellar cast do not disappoint, and one gets the sense that the characters enjoy each of the many scenes of destruction; all except Frank, who is looking to settle down with Sarah, keep her safe, and avoid the life of international spy.

The action will thrill audiences, the tongue-in-cheek humour will most certainly bring many laughs, and the story will entertain. There are enough twists in the story to keep the audience guessing, and plenty of stunning sights to see as the team tours the big cities on its mission to save the world.

Red 2 infiltrates South African cinemas 20 September 2013.

Red 2 Blu-Ray review, by SAMDB


R.I.P.D: Review

R.I.P.D takes and old formula, and switches it up, to the max. We begin with two cops, Nick (Ryan Reynolds) and Hayes (Kevin Bacon) who are skimming evidence secured on raids. Nick begins to experience the twinges of guilt, and is promptly killed by Hayes.

Normally, the problem would end there, but Nick is recruited into the R.I.P.D (Rest In Peace Department), sent back for a 100 year tour Earth to hunt down escaped evil souls, and as the various plots twist and intertwine, he finally has the opportunity to go after Hayes with new undead partner Roy (Jeff Bridges).

R.I.P.D mixes the genres, you get a feeling of the Old West from Roy, and modern action from Nick, leading to many extremely funny moments as the two learn to deal with each others differences, and their own personality problems.

R.I.P.D is an action, comedy, crime, fantasy, mixed in with modern life, a piece of the past, and a bunch of the supernatural. A movie that stirs in all the ingredients of fun and serves up an entertaining mix that anyone should enjoy.

R.I.P.D manifests on South African screens 4 October 2013