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Mannequin Films @ the 67th Cannes Film Festival 2014

Mannequin Films @ the 67th Cannes Film Festival 2014

The 67th Cannes Film Festival is sure to be the event of the season.  Mannequin Films’ executives Kyle Ambrose and Delon Bakker are extremely excited to return for a second year running.  As some of you might know, this is the biggest industry conglomerate in the world with thousands of production houses and distributers flocking there each year.   With the festival’s main aim being to develop the art of filmmaking, it is no wonder that this has proven to be the most popular industry professional gathering over the last five decades.  The festival provides an amazing networking platform, which is why it is an event which cannot be missed....
Film brings spike in South African tourism

Film brings spike in South African tourism

Herewith a recent article written on IBN LIVE about how the film Mountain of the Moon has increased tourism interest in South Africa: Kolkata: Shot extensively in South Africa, Bengali blockbuster film ‘Chander Pahar (Mountain of the Moon)’ has generated huge interest among travellers from West Bengal, said a South African tourism official. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s film, the most expensive Bengali celluloid outing till date, was filmed for 45 days in the ‘Rainbow Nation’. Based on author Bibhutibhushan Banerjee’s novel, the movie was shot in locales like the Kruger National Park, Kalahari Desert, jungles of Mpumalanga, Elands River valley, Blyde River Canyon and the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Kamaleshwar Mukherjee’s film is the most expensive Bengali celluloid outing till date. Hanneli Slabber, country manager of South Africa Tourism told IANS: “We have received a lot of queries and there is a huge interest because of the movie.” The movie, which released December last year, has created a ‘tremendous’ awareness about the variety the African country has to offer. “We are working with Bengal tourism officials to help them put together various packages and options,” Slabber said. Among the four metropolitan cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore, the eastern metropolis ranks fourth in terms of number of tourists visiting South Africa. – Source...