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DStv’s School Of Laughter Partners With 94.7 TO Make First Day Of School Fun

For some, the first day of school is a magical new experience, filled with fun and excitement. For others, it’s a more frightening event, venturing into the big world without mom and dad. Whatever the case, it’s a day that parents and children will never forget. To mark this momentous occasion and make it a little less scary and a lot friendlier, DStv is partnering with 94.7’s Breakfast Club to prepare your little one’s for their First Day of Big School in January 2020.

From 25 to 29 November, an innovative competition will be run each morning, in which the Breakfast Club’s Anele Mdoda will ask kids to phone in and share what they are looking forward to the most about their first day at school, and also how their parents are going to deal with the occasion.

Each day, 94.7 will choose an answer which they will be play on air, and on 3 December, the best answer of all will win not just a R10 000 cash prize, however, your ‘bundle of joy’ could also be the coolest kid at school by bringing DStv and 947 to school on their first day as part of the DStv School of Laughter and 94.7 #1stDayTakeOver on the 15 January 2020. Shannon from FreshOn947 will record a cute little snippet for that afternoon’s “Shannon on the streets” feature.

In addition, DStv will also present the winning pupil’s school with a Friendship Bench, and the school’s principal will be able to choose from a number of different assets, including a learning and reading corner with seating, a bookshelf built out of the School of Learning train and a Learn to Count poster.

The DStv School of Laughter was launched to promote the fact that exposing children to humour at an early age is extremely beneficial. It plays an important role in developing self-esteem, learning to problem-solve and honing social skills. It also helps to children make sense of their world and develop empathy with others. Laughter is also said to balance the two sides of the brain, which boosts creativity and builds intelligence.

The School of Laughter is a long-term initiative that takes some of the different aspects so important to a child’s development and links different programming to these, with shows that balance education and entertainment.

The areas of focus are:

Self-Esteem – a well-developed sense of humour adds greatly to a child’s self-esteem, giving them more power to handle adversity.

Learning – when learning is fun, it becomes so much easier. Research has also shown children tend to retain more information when learning in a fun-filled environment.

Problem Solving – laughter has been shown to improve cognitive understanding of a situation, enabling kids to solve problems more effectively.

Bonding – humour can help to build relationships between parents and children, as well as between siblings. A shared joke or funny situation can build a certain type of energy that connects a family.

Friendship – there is nothing more important to a child’s emotional and social development than building strong friendships with their peers – and laughter is a brilliant way to do this. A funny situation or shared humorous situation can help to break the ice, and allow kids to discover what they have in common.

Brain Food – a good laugh can actually help to improve memory and mental performance. It gets the blood flowing and reduces stress, which can also help with concentration.

This partnership 94.7 will not only make the first day of school easier, it will also drive the initiative forward, helping parents to understand the benefits of supervised television viewing. The key is to enjoy humour together as a family and use TV time to build a child’s connection with their parents by interacting with them and encouraging them to ask questions.

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Ibiza Meets South Africa

Experience a night out in Ibiza without the expense of an air ticket. Limitless is going all out this summer with a celebration like no other. Inspired by the Ibiza party culture, there is a whole new world to discover. Ibiza Meets South Africa is making an entrance with this exciting new concept on the 9th November at Nicci Beach.

This powerhouse DJ’s line-up includes: Household Funk featuring Justin Chalice, Austin Cassim, Shane-Ohh, Stallion, Haylo, John Lyra and Ray Squared.

“If you have never had an opportunity to experience Ibiza, we are going to give you a glimpse by showcasing their music and scenes for only one magical night,” Comments Limitless Life director Bianca Bosnjak.

Expect a magical night with a stellar line-up of DJ’s, fire dancers, games, glamour girls, great music, stilts, go-go dancers and much more.

Early bird tickets are available through Howler. Door fee is R120 before 22h00 thereafter; tickets will be available from R150. VIP tables includes: entrance for four people, one Hubbly bubbly, one bottle and twelve mixes for R1400. Book your tables to avoid disappointment and contact 062 349 7747.

Doors open at 20h30. Rights of admissions are reserved and strictly no under 18’s.

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10 000 Cinemagoers Watched A Movie And Saved A Lion

Nu Metro raised over R50 000 for FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation

Nu Metro Cinemas has donated over R50 000 to the FOUR PAWS Animal Welfare Foundation – to “Rise Up and Roar” for one of the 21st century’s most important conservation causes. A donation drive was launched in July, whereby cinemagoers nationwide were given an opportunity to donate R5 as part of their Nu Metro movie ticket purchases online and in-cinema to raise funds aimed at saving South Africa’s lions.

“Nu Metro Cinemas is honoured to donate over R50 000 to FOUR PAWS, with a special thanks to the thousands of cinemagoers who contributed R5 to their movie ticket purchases at our cinemas across South Africa. The phenomenal response from public exceeded our wildest expectations and proved that they care, as much as we do, about the future of our animals and the environment,” says Chantelle Burrows, Nu Metro Cinemas: Marketing & Content Executive.

Fiona Miles, director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa (left) receives a donation of R50 120 from Chantelle Burrows, Nu Metro Cinemas’ marketing & content executive (right) at Nu Metro Canal Walk in Cape Town. Funding for this donation was raised through an innovative public campaign aimed at Nu Metro cinemagoers across South Africa.

“As FOUR PAWS’ conservation efforts rely solely on donations, we sincerely hope that our fundraising drive assisted in creating a better world for our big cats. Nu Metro is proud to have been a fundraising partner through our entertainment experiences and marketing platforms for this very important cause relevant to all human beings; we will continue to support the wonderful work done by organisations such as FOUR PAWS – making the world a better place for our children, and their children’s children. See you at the movies!” says Burrows.

“It has been a remarkable journey with the Nu Metro group; not only raising funds for our project, LIONSROCK big cat sanctuary, but also allowing us to raise awareness. In this partnership lies an invaluable exposure that we as an organisation rely on to not only tell the stories about our animals but to educate South Africans about the on-going plight of South Africa’s lions,” says Fiona Miles, director of FOUR PAWS in South Africa.

“It was an absolute dream working with the remarkable team of Nu Metro, who ensured the smooth sailing of our partnership throughout the past few months. We are extremely thankful for the very generous support from the team and look forward to continuing this relationship for many years to come, by having a close ally to constantly raise awareness for South Africa’s lions who continue to be under siege,” says Miles.

With over 100 big cats in the care of FOUR PAWS at LIONSROCK, they constantly look at ways to ensure the longevity of this project through donation-support. These big cats consume almost 3,500kg meat per week, regular vet checks are done, maintenance to security and enclosures are required and further development of the sanctuary must be done in order to accommodate rescued animals.

About FOUR PAWS

FOUR PAWS is an animal welfare organisation in operation since 1988 and headquartered in Vienna, Austria. The organisation strives for a world where humans treat animals with respect and empathy – free from cruelty and danger. Throughout the years, FOUR PAWS identified various needs for helping animals and to accommodate the rescued big cats from across the globe, the organisation decided that South Africa would be the best location to establish a big cat sanctuary.

In 2006 the organisation formed its South African office and bought a then-breeding farm to immediately take over the existing lions at the farm and further develop the land into a safe haven for the majestic big cats who suffered under human control. Since then, more than 150 big cats were rescued and are cared for by a team of experts. It is the biggest of its kind in Africa, and has set world-class standards for care and security.

FOUR PAWS protects animals by campaigning and lobbying for changes to improve animal welfare standards. In South Africa FOUR PAWS focuses on putting an end to the exploitation of big cats for commercial purposes: an industry stimulating the demand for lions to be killed. In every stage of its life, lions are exploited for money: from petting lion cubs, walking with lions, trophy hunting and the worst – killing them for bones. The organisation is actively engaged to put an end to these practices.

More info: www.four-paws.org.za / www.facebook.com/fourpaws.za

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TNT Africa Celebrates 80 Years Of The Dark Knight

On Saturday, 21 September 2019, TNT Africa will pay homage to Batman, the greatest superhero of all time, with premium programming and an awe-inspiring emblematic projection, lighting up the tallest building in Africa

Starting at 18:30 CAT, TNT Africa will be taking over the façade of The Leonardo building, rising 150m above Sandton’s skyline in the Heart of Africa’s richest Square mile. Batman fans will be immersed in an expansive Batman show where TNT will project ever-shifting blockbuster scenes and iconic visuals from the much-loved Batman movies against the Sandton skyscraper, delivering narrative drama as well as spectacle. The highlight of the event commences at 8:00pm, where generations of fans will get to honour the timeless hero, who has been gracing audiences for over 80 years, as the iconic Bat-Signal lights up the Sandton skyline.

If you aren’t in Johannesburg on Batman Day, you will still get to join the Batman festivities on TNT with special programming for the celebratory Batman month. On the official Batman Day , on Saturday, 21 September, TNT is spoiling you with more than 12 hours of non-stop, blockbuster live-action Batman films, starting with Tim Burton’s movies: Batman and Batman Returns; continuing with the following two sequels: Batman Forever and Batman & Robin directed by Joel Schumacher; and ending with Christopher Nolan’s Trilogy: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Whether you know him as the Dark Knight, or the Caped Crusader, TNT Africa is proud to bring you the iconic flight of the Bat on his 80th Anniversary of giving the world pure thrill, suspense and action!

Saturday, 14 September
18:00 – Batman Forever (1995)
20:00 – Batman & Robin (1997)

Saturday, 21 September “BATMAN DAY”
09:35 – Batman (1989)
11:40 – Batman Returns (1992)
13:45 – Batman Forever (1995)
15:45 – Batman & Robin (1997)
17:45 – Batman Begins (2005)
20:00 – The Dark Knight (2008)
22:30 – The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

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Canon Launches The EOS C500 Mark II

A compact and versatile 5.9K Full Frame next generation Cinema EOS System camera

Canon Europe today releases its next generation Cinema EOS System camera – the EOS C500 Mark II. Created with the expertise and technical knowledge at the heart of Canon’s innovative products, and built on the foundations of Cinema EOS System, the EOS C500 Mark II is a compact and versatile 5.9K Full Frame camera. The EOS C500 Mark II’s impressive Full Frame sensor, developed and built by Canon, is powered by Canon’s new DIGIC DV 7 processor. Supporting 5.9K internal Cinema RAW Light and 4K 4:2:2 10bit XF-AVC recording, this camera enables professionals to creatively explore Full Frame, cinematic image. It is the first camera in the range with the ability to record 5.9K Cinema RAW Light onto new, faster storage media – CFexpress cards. Providing professionals with greater flexibility and efficiency, simultaneous recording of the same file format is also possible to dual CFexpress card slots.

The compact size of the camera provides cinematographers with unparalleled creative freedom. With its flexible, modular design, professionals can configure the camera with different expansion units to suit production requirements. The EOS C500 Mark II is the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature a user interchangeable lens-mount for EF Cinema Lock, and PL, giving professionals a wide variety of lens selection. It is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to support Electronic IS.

Breathtaking Full Frame image quality

Featuring Canon’s 5.9K Full Frame CMOS sensor, the EOS C500 Mark II provides a cinematic, immersive Full Frame look combined with Canon’s natural, smooth skin-tone and faithful colour reproduction. Thanks to the 5.9K sensor and the newly developed DIGIC DV 7 processor, the EOS C500 Mark II is an ideal choice for professionals looking to produce content in top quality 4K as it uses a high-quality debayering algorithm when over sampling 5.9K into 4K. This suppresses moiré and reduces noise, resulting in exceptional image quality. With its 15+ stop latitude with wide colour space, the EOS C500 Mark II is perfect for High Dynamic Range Productions. In addition to this, the camera is equipped with a built-in motorised Full Frame ND unit (2,4,6, 81 and 102 stops) making it possible to create images with a shallow depth of field – even in the daytime.

Efficient recording and workflow

The versatile multi-recording format ability of the EOS C500 Mark II provides workflow efficiency to fulfill production requirements. With Canon’s new DIGIC DV 7 image processor, the camera offers Cinema RAW Light internal recording with 5.9K resolution. Cinema RAW Light format has all the benefits of a RAW file in terms of flexibility in post-production yet allows the EOS C500 Mark II to record high quality files in a smaller file size.

In addition to the camera’s ability to record internally onto CFexpress cards in Canon XF-AVC format with 4K 4:2:2 10bit, simultaneous recording as well as proxy recording is possible. This provides professionals with ultimate flexibility, allowing them to choose a recording format suited to their filming and workflow needs. The camera features an advanced 12G-SDI interface which has four times higher transmission speeds compared to 3G-SDI. This 12G-SDI interface enables 4K 50/60p output with a single cable – simplifying 4K workflows. Additionally, the HDMI output allows for 4K 50/60p via a single cable.

Exceptional expandability and versatility for wide production requirements

Cinematographers can configure the camera using two different expansion units – the EU-V1 and EU-V2. Two viewfinders (EVF-V70 and EVF-V50) are also available as optional units. The ability to configure the camera with Expansion Units, along with its compactness and lightweight design, gives cinematographers greater shooting flexibility.

The expansion unit EU-V1 adds a Genlock/Sync BNC interface, Remote B interface for the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller, and an Ethernet interface for IP streaming or browser remote control operation. The EU-V2 expansion unit also includes these interfaces but adds a further two XLR inputs, as well as 12-pin Lens interface. In addition to this, it is equipped with a V-Lock battery mount with D-tap and 24V Power Output.

Stable filming with Electronic IS and Pioneering Auto Focus technology

The EOS C500 Mark II is the first camera to incorporate Electronic Image Stabilization in a Cinema EOS System, providing the camera with 5-axis Image Stabilization. When a lens that supports data transmission is attached, focal length data is automatically received. However, when used with a lens with no lens communication, Electronic IS is possible by manually inputting the focal length. In addition to this, Electronic IS is also compatible with anamorphic lenses.

As with other cameras in the range, the EOS C500 Mark II features Canon’s renowned Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus. Offering high-speed One-Push AF and continuous AF, professionals have the reassurance that footage will be focused. They can also benefit from smooth, intuitive touch focus operation with the new LCD monitor LM-V2, as well as the Dual Pixel Focus Guide which notifies professionals where the focus position is, whether it be in front or the back, helping accurate focus control. Additionally, the EOS C500 Mark II has Face Detection AF and Tracking AF, enabling focus control in a variety of filming situations. To further fine tune AF performance, the camera offers the ability to set the AF tracking speed and response.

Additional features for ultimate creative freedom

The EOS C500 Mark II supports user LUTs, allowing cinematographers to apply or customise their own LUTs. Loading them onto the camera for precise-look monitoring, cinematographers can also apply different LUTs for each terminal. With the added LUT button, professionals have greater operational flexibility. The EOS C500 Mark II also includes high frame rate recording up to 50/60 fps in 5.9K resolution with the Cinema RAW Light codec.

Also launching today is the DP-V3120 and CJ15ex4.3B which, along with the EOS C500 Mark II, will be on display, for the first time globally, on the Canon stand (Hall 12, Stand D60) at IBC 2019. The EOS C500 Mark II will be available from December, more information about the new Cinema EOS System camera can be found here: https://www.canon-europe.com/video-cameras/eos-c500-mark-ii/

EOS C500 Mark II Key Features:

  • Breathtaking Full Frame Image Quality
    • 5.9K Full Frame sensor
    • Immersive look
    • Faithful color reproduction with Canon color science
    • Natural and smooth Skin tone
    • HDR capable with PQ/HLG and Canon Log 2/3
  • Internal recording to CFexpress / Cinema RAW Light and XF-AVC
  • Compact and robust body
    • Lightweight body at 1,750g
    • Robust design
    • Reliable in harsh environments
  • Modular system
    • User interchangeable lens mount
    • Extension units and EVF’s
  • Pioneering autofocus technology
  • Electronic IS
  • Additional Features
    • User LUTs
    • Internal ND (2/4/6/8/10)
    • False colour / Marker / Customisable display level

1When users enable the extended ND range

2When users enable the extended ND range

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Canon Develops A Remote Control System For Interchangeable-lens Cameras

Canon Inc. today announces the development of a new remote control solution for stills photography, providing professional users with remote operation for Canon’s interchangeable-lens cameras. Taking user needs into consideration, the technology has been developed to enable the remote operation of cameras for still photo capture in journalistic fields such as sports coverage. The solution, which is currently under development, employs a centre-based system where the camera’s optical axis is perpendicular to the unit’s axis of revolution – offering a similar feeling to that of traditional shooting methods.

Remote Control Pan-Tilt System

Aimed at stills photographers the Remote Control Pan-Tilt System and Camera Remote Application can control multiple Remote Control Pan-Tilt Systems and cameras from a single PC. This enables a single operator to control multiple cameras, contributing to efficient photography workflows – particularly useful when shooting sports. The remote control solution enables photographers to capture images from a variety of angles and viewpoints, allowing them to shoot images not possible through conventional shooting methods.

Canon is developing the system further to make it suitable for a wider range of shooting scenarios beyond sporting events, such as TV and movie production through to e-commerce and product photography applications. The development of the system highlights Canon’s commitment to photographers, making new forms of imaging possible.

Camera Remote Application
(Photos shown in the software’s image preview window are conceptual images)
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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW 1.5

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic RAW 1.5 a new software update with support for Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, plus Blackmagic RAW Speed test for Mac, PC and Linux, so customers can work on a wider range of platforms and editing software with their Blackmagic RAW files. Blackmagic RAW 1.5 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.

Blackmagic RAW 1.5 will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2019 booth #7.B45.

The new Blackmagic RAW 1.5 update includes Blackmagic RAW Speed Test which is now available on Windows and Linux for the first time. Blackmagic RAW Speed Test is a CPU and GPU benchmarking tool for testing the speed of decoding full resolution Blackmagic RAW frames on their system. Multiple CPU cores and GPUs are automatically detected and used during the test so that customers get accurate and realistic results. Simply select Blackmagic RAW constant bitrate 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 or 12:1 and the desired resolution to perform the test. Results are displayed in an easy to read table that shows how many frames per second the computer can decode for all supported resolutions.

Editors working in Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer can now work with Blackmagic RAW files using the free plug-ins found in Blackmagic RAW 1.5. These new plug-ins enable editors to work with Blackmagic RAW directly, so they no longer have to transcode files. That means camera original Blackmagic RAW files can be used throughout the entire workflow. There is no longer a need to create proxy files and conform edits for finishing. These plug-ins bring the quality of RAW in small, modern, GPU and CPU accelerated files that are faster and easier to work with than any other video format.

Best of all, when projects are moved from Premiere Pro or Media Composer into DaVinci Resolve for color correction and finishing, all of the camera RAW metadata and image quality is still there.

“Blackmagic RAW is now available for editors working on all major professional NLEs,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “It’s exciting because you can now edit native Blackmagic RAW files in Premiere Pro and Media Composer and then finish them in DaVinci Resolve without needing to create proxy files, all without ever losing quality!”

Blackmagic RAW 1.5 Features

  • Includes Blackmagic RAW Speed Test for Mac, Windows and Linux.
  • Adds support for Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer.
  • Performance improvements and minor bug fixes

Availability and Price

Blackmagic RAW 1.5 is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design web site.

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Academy’s Science And Technology Council Adds 7 New Members

Bill Baggelaar, Brooke Breton, Buzz Hays, Arjun Ramamurthy, Rachel Rose, Dave Schnuelle and Mandy Walker have accepted invitations to join the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing the Council’s 2019–2020 membership roster to 25.

As senior vice president, production and post-production technologies for Sony Pictures Entertainment, Baggelaar is helping to forge the future in theatrical and television production by using advanced workflows for on-set capture to post-production, digital color correction and video mastering. He has been instrumental in driving the studio’s transition to IMF (Interoperable Master Format) for 4K/UHD and HD delivery. He also is responsible for driving new technologies like high dynamic range (HDR), virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) from creation to consumer delivery. Baggelaar is an Academy Member-at-Large.

Breton has served as a producer on a wide variety of technologically innovative live action and animated motion pictures and television series. Over the span of her career, she has had the opportunity to be involved with such feature films as “Avatar,” “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,” “Master and Commander,” “Solaris,” “Dick Tracy” and several “Star Trek” feature films, as well as television series including “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” Breton has also been instrumental in launching several important ventures in the visual effects industry, including James Cameron’s visual effects house Digital Domain and DreamWorks Animation. She is a member of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch.

Hays leads the Media and Entertainment team at Google Cloud Solutions and is a leading expert on advanced imaging production and technology in visual effects, immersive technologies (AR/VR), high frame rate (HFR), high dynamic range (HDR), and stereoscopic platforms for film, television, and gaming. Previously, he served as head of product at Lytro, a Light Field camera systems company, and as senior vice president of 3D production for Sony Corporation. At Lucasfilm, he led the research and development efforts under George Lucas at the THX Division, where he supervised the design and construction of more than 600 cinemas, screening rooms and dubbing theaters. Hays is an Academy Member-at-Large.

Ramamurthy is currently senior vice president of technology at Twentieth Century Fox/Disney. In that capacity, he is responsible for outlining and defining the next generation workflow and technology used for feature and television post-production, digital content processing, and downstream distribution and digital archiving. Ramamurthy has more than 25 years of experience in the post-production industry, having worked previously at Deluxe’s EFILM facility and at Warner Bros. in technical operations and feature animation. He is an active member of SMPTE and IEEE and has contributed to a variety of technical committees and standards. He holds several patents in the area of digital image processing and media post-production. Ramamurthy is an Academy Member-at-Large and a fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Rose, an R&D Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), drives technology that aids artists in the creation and animation of characters for feature films. In her 12 years at ILM, she has worked on a wide range of films, including “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Noah” and “Rango.” Prior to her tenure at ILM, Rose earned her Ph.D. in computer graphics animation. Her work on BlockParty, a visual, procedural rigging system, earned her a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy in 2017. She is a member of the Academy’s Visual Effects Branch.

Schnuelle is vice president of technology for Dolby Laboratories, where he is responsible for guidance and outreach in Dolby’s efforts in both digital cinema and consumer imaging areas. He has received awards for the development of the Dolby Professional Reference Monitor and the Dolby 3D stereoscopic cinema system. Prior to joining Dolby Laboratories, he was director of technology for Lucasfilm Ltd.’s THX Division, where he established the THX Digital Mastering Program and designed the international digital cinema exhibitions of “Star Wars” movies “Episode 1” and “Episode 2.” Schnuelle has received five patents for his work during that period, and is active in image technology research and the perception of images. He is an Academy Member-at-Large and a fellow of Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Walker’s credits as director of photography include “The Mountain between Us,” “Hidden Figures,” “Truth,” “Australia,” “Shattered Glass” and “Lantana.” She was inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Australian Cinematographers Society in 2017 and was an artist in residence at UCLA in 2015. Walker has been an Academy member since 2009 and serves as a governor of the Cinematographers Branch.

The Council co-chairs for 2019–2020 are Visual Effects Branch governor Craig Barron and Member-at-Large Annie Chang.

The Council’s 16 other returning members are David Ayer, John Bailey, Nafees Bin Zafar, Rod Bogart, Maryann Brandon, Bill Corso, Theo Gluck, Leslie Iwerks, Andrea Kalas, Academy governor John Knoll, Colette Mullenhoff, Cary Phillips, Leon Silverman, Jeffrey Taylor, Academy governor Michael Tronick and Steve Yedlin.

Established in 2003 by the Academy’s Board of Governors, the Science and Technology Council provides a forum for the exchange of information, promotes cooperation among diverse technological interests within the industry, sponsors publications, fosters educational activities, and preserves the history of the science and technology of motion pictures.

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National Geographic Activation At Comic Con Africa 2019

Nat Geo Kids Weird But True Exhibition

Explore our weird and wonderful world through a selection of interactive, educational exhibits from the Nat Geo Kids Weird but True exhibition, which opened earlier this year at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, at the very first “Kid Con 2019.” This entertaining, brain-building, visually stunning interactive exhibition unlocks child-like wonder for all ages. Based on the wildly successful Nat Geo Kids magazine feature and a best-selling series of books, the facts and interactive features cover a broad range of topics including science, food, pop culture, and more.

Kid Con, which part of Comic Con Africa, takes place 21 – 24 September 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng.

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FOX Activations At Comic Con Africa 2019

FOX fans can look forward to the following activations at Comic Con Africa 2019:

The Walking Dead

Fans of The Walking Dead are invited to look through a peep hole to watch exclusive content from the post-apocalyptic The Walking Dead series, if you dare. Limited edition airbrush tattoos will be given away to participants.

This activation is brought to you by FOX and Showmax.

The Walking Dead S10 premieres on FOX, DSTV 125, Mondays at 03:00 (simulcast with the USA) and at 20:45 CAT, from 7 October 2019. Seasons 1 – 9 can now be binged on Showmax while you prepare for the Whisperers to return.

American Dad and Family Guy

Ever dreamed of being the voice of Roger, Stan or Steve in American Dad, or Stewie, Peter or Meg in Family Guy? Look out for the American Dad and Family Guy sound booths where fans can listen to scripts for scenes in this show. Dub a character with your voice and get a link to share the clip with your recording on social media.

AMERICAN DAD: Join the Smith family for the "In Country…Club" season premiere episode of AMERICAN DAD airing Sunday, Sept 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. AMERICAN DAD ™ and © 2009 TCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

American Dad broadcasts Monday – Friday 16:10 CAT on FOX.
Family Guy broadcasts broadcasts Monday – Friday 17:00 CAT on FOX.

FAMILY GUY: The Griffin Family: (L-R) Brian, Lois, Stewie, Peter, Meg and Chris in FAMILY GUY part of Sunday’s ANIMATION DOMINATION on FOX. FAMILY GUY ™ and © 2010 TTCFFC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

War of the Worlds

In the passage between the gaming hall and the main hall, fans of the Orson Wells classic will experience the look and feel of the new series indicating what to expect from this much anticipated, upcoming production.

War of the Worlds premieres soon on FOX, starring Elizabeth McGovern, Gabriel Byrne and Lea Drucker.

Comic Con Africa takes place from 21 – 24 September 2019 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng.