2020 Distell National Playwright Competition Opens Call For Entries

The National Arts Festival is calling on new playwrights to step forward with exciting ideas for plays that will inspire and challenge audiences for the 2020 Distell National Playwright Competition. The inaugural competition was launched in 2018 in honour of Adam and Rosalie Small, leading lights in South African education, social justice and literature. The […]

Netflix Reveals First Look At Top Boy Cast

Ashley Walters (Bulletproof, Sugarhouse) and Kane Robinson reprise their roles as ‘Dushane’ and ‘Sully’, joined by newcomer Micheal Ward as ‘Jamie’ (The A List, Blue Story). The series features musical artists Simbi Ajikawo ‘Little Simz’, David Omoregie ‘Dave’. Shone Romulus (Out) returns as ‘Dris’ and Ashley Thomas (24: Legacy, The Night Of, Black Mirror) returns […]

The 8 Best International Series On Showmax This August 2019

PROJECT BLUE BOOK S1 First On Showmax, Binge now Between 1952 and 1969, the U.S. Air Force investigated over 12 000 reported sightings of UFOs. This top-secret programme was code-named Project Blue Book. Aidan Gillen (aka Littlefinger in Game of Thrones) and Michael Malarkey (aka Enzo in The Vampire Diaries) co-star in Project Blue Book, […]

Sundance Institute Announces Fellows For Sundance Institute | Luma Foundation Directors Retreat In Arles

Six directors have convened in Arles, France for the sixth annual Sundance Institute | Luma Foundation Directors Retreat in Arles, France, from August 1-12, 2019. Founded in 2013 as a creative collaboration between Sundance Institute’s Theatre Program and Luma Foundation, the Retreat is an opportunity for directors to meet, share best and emerging practices, and […]

Book Now For The Cine Prestige Premiere Of Angel Has Fallen

Luxury meets the magic of the big screen, as Angel Has Fallen comes to Ster-Kinekor Cine Prestige cinemas for an exclusive pre-screening on the 21 August at 8pm. Enjoy a welcome drink, kick back in your fully-reclining leather seat, order up a few gourmet snacks, desserts and fine coffee blends – and get ready to […]

The 7 Best African Films On Showmax This August 2019

KANARIE First on Showmax, now streaming Two-time Comics’ Choice winner Schalk Bezuidenhout, who also won a SAFTA for his supporting role in the kykNET comedy Hotel, stars in Kanarie as a small town boy during Apartheid who is chosen to serve his compulsory two-year military training in the South African Defence Force choir, where he […]

Auditioning For Camera With Uga Carlini – ACT Cape Town

Master the Audition Process! Course will cover: How to prepare for an audition and call-back. Audition and cold-reading techniques. Listening and taking direction in the audition room. What to do during the call-back to impress the producer and / or director. The Business of Auditioning. The course culminates in a mock audition for playback and […]

Best International TV Series Of 2019 So Far

Critic aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes recently released their list of the best reviewed TV series of the year so far, and Showmax has more shows in the Top 20 than any other streaming service in Africa. To celebrate, Showmax has put together a handy guide to the best TV series of 2019 so far. Yes, […]

Ladima Foundation Announces Advisory Board

The Ladima Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of a high-profile Advisory Board made up of a host of well-respected film and TV industry professionals from across the globe. The Advisory Board of the Ladima Foundation will provide critical guidance on the policy, direction, and priorities of the organization and lend their reputational and […]

DStv Content Discovery: 2 – 8 August 2019

M-Net is dishing up a legal drama feast on Thursday nights, with the final season of the popular series Suits and its brand-new spin-off series, Pearson, kicking off from 8 August. Suits S9 starts on Thursday 8 August on M-Net (101) at 20:10 In the ninth season premiere of the high-stakes legal drama, Harvey and […]

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