40 - Thokoza Film-makers with CinemaTAKE
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by Gino Shelile, Cinema TAKE
1w ago
Three lucky kids from Thokoza will soon be winging their way to Portugal to represent South Africa as part of the CinemaTAKE filmmaking project. This week's episode finds Gino chatting to Emilie Demon and Mpumi Mcata (BLK JKS) from Cinema TAKE, an association born out of the friendship of film lover Emilie Demon and Muriel Huet, a presenter at the BFI (British Film Institute), among many other jobs, along with film director Mpumelelo Mcata.  The association’s main objective is to bring cinema to the people of inner-city Johannesburg and to experience it differently: not just as a form of ..read more
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38 - Reality Shows with Portia Hlubi
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by Gino Shelile, Portia Hlubi
2w ago
Love it or hate it, there is no denying that reality TV has changed the face of popular viewing. In this week's episode, Gino chats to Portia Hlubi, the founder of @Milk and Honey TV - a Black - Female Creative Agency that has crafted a spectacular reputation for itself on Africa’s TV landscape. Portia began her career as a commissioning editor but has really established her career with her involvement in reality TV.  Gino gets a first hand understanding of just how you go about finding the individuals you love or hate from the outrageous Real Housewives to the ups and downs of the Mselek ..read more
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37 - Peeling Potatoes: Revealing What Our Guests Have Been Up To
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by Gino Shelile
3w ago
37 episodes down the line and it is now a good time to catch up with the latest news about the raft of guests we have featured over the last 8 months. We have also included the link for each guest's episode, so you can easily refresh your memory as to what was going down back then. Guests: Sparky Xulu - https://www.buzzsprout.com/2220442/episodes/13356214 Jefferson Tshabalala - https://www.buzzsprout.com/2220442/episodes/13476229                                               &n ..read more
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36 - Local Is Lekker
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by Gino Shelile
1M ago
With 2024 well and truly established, it is time for a quick look at what's been happening on our own proudly South African doorstep. Gino casts his eye over 15 local productions from this year that have hit our screens. We've also added a Noteworthy section of an additional 5 titles (not all local) that are worth a look. Youngins - Showmax Red Ink - Showmax A Soweto Love Story - Netflix Trading Places - Netflix Reyka 2 - Netflix Ekhaya Backpackers - Showmax The Mommy Club 2 - Showmax The Real Housewives of Durban, S4 - Showmax Big Brother Mzansi - with Lawrence Maleka - DStv Stream Widows Un ..read more
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35 - Set Design with Karabo Legoabe
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by Gino Shelile, Karabo Legoabe
1M ago
As part of our ongoing journey through all aspects of Film, TV, Theatre and many other forms of media, Gino sits down with multi-award-winning production designer Karabo Legoabe. Karabo has a Naledi Award, an Independent Theatre Award and was listed as one of the Top 200 Young South Africans by Mail & Guardian in 2021. She studied drama at the National School of Arts then received her Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts Honours at Wits University majoring in Production Design and Arts Management. Her career as a designer spans more than 9 years. She has designed sets and costumes for various ..read more
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34 - Chatting Wardrobe and Styling with Kari Sekati
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by Gino Shelile, Kari Sekati
1M ago
Today, Gino chats to Kari Sekati, co-founder of Stage Fabrics, supplying wardrobe and styling to both individuals and the TV and Film industries. From single day shoots for an ad to months spent on the set of a feature film, it all seems a far cry from Kari's background of business management and property investment. Kicking off in 2017, Stage Fabrics was built on a friendship through school at LISOF. The two young women have business, marketing and more importantly fashion qualifications which became the foundation of the business. They have a profound array of experience in the styling and ..read more
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33 - Everything You Need To Know About Dubai and What To Watch While Traveling
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by Gino Shelile
2M ago
In this episode Gino relates the ups and downs of having a few days off in Dubai. With useful tips on where to shop, how to save money and the best way to get about, this episode is your one-stop advice shop.   Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, Dubai grew into a regional trading hub in the early 20th century and grew rapidly in the late 20th and early 21st centuries with a focus on tourism and luxury. It has the second-most five-star hotels in the world , as well as the tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, at 828 metres. Between eating, drinking, lounging in the ..read more
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32 - How Much Do Media People Make?
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by Gino Shelile
2M ago
It's almost Valentine's Day and you still haven't got anything for your beloved. Better get a move on. But can you afford it? In this episide Gino looks at what you could or should be earning in the Media industry.   The episode is dived into three categories: Creative, Marketing and Social Media. Within these categories, Gino talks about the remuneration for various job titles. These are further broken down into beginner's, medium experience and heavyweight salaries, as well as the difference between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The salary figures Gino talks about come from the digital c ..read more
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31 - Christian Speed Dating vs Fantasy
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by Gino Shelile, Chantal Andile
2M ago
We have all heard of speed dating, but did you know that Christian speed dating was a thing? This week we are joined by Chantal Andile who tells us all about an upcoming event; Christian Speed Dating brought to you by Kingdom Matters. Chantal takes us through what's involved, how to get tickets, what's expected and why it's happening. Chantal is also into movie fantasy, her favourite at the moment being the Marvel Cinematic Universe which she is busy revisiting, following the MCU's timeline as opposed to release dates. Here's the MCU chronology if you feel the need to follow Chantal.  ..read more
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30 - How I Lost The Love Of My Life and 10 Heartbreaking Movies
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by Gino Shelile
2M ago
Gino opens up about his biggest heartbreak and how he has since turned to soppy love movies when he faces tough times. Our story takes us back to 17 years ago with a boy who was cool in his school marimba band. At the same time there was a girl who was hot in her school marimba band. Like Romeo and Juliet they came together, although not in Verona, Italy, but at the National Marimba Competition held annually in Boksburg.  A classic love story in the making. . .    Gino's Hot Heartbreakers: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) - A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he ..read more
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