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IT sector lacks human skills – it’s a problem

Now, more than ever, technology permeates our lives every day. It’s not just a business productivity tool, it’s how we order up entertainment, shop, ‘do’ life. This has changed forever the way the traditional IT sector – IT vendors and providers – bring solutions to market and is proving more often than not that they don’t have the deep cultural understanding or the necessary human and emotional quotient they need.


Dust and Dreams

Film-making has many parallels with the art of magic. David Copperfield’s job as a grand illusionist is similar to that of a visual effects artist, making his audience believe what we’re seeing is real and true.

Both artists use the power of illusion to enchant their audiences and operate with a low tolerance for errors, where the smallest glitch can shatter the carefully orchestrated suspension of disbelief. The medium of film may be more forgiving in terms of fixing errors in post-production, but there are so many moving parts that calibrating everything perfectly from concept to screen can prove to be challenging and at times overwhelming.


The Many Masks of Mcavoy

James McAvoy was once described as “a Scottish Michael J. Fox”. While the actor has a similar unassuming, likable and charming quality to Fox, who made a name for himself playing comedic roles, he’s proving to be anything but typecast.


There’s Something About Scarlett

Bodacious, courageous, vivacious…it can only be Scarlett Johansson! While she grew up with “little money”, her film buff mother took young Scarlett to many commercial and film auditions, where she eventually landed a role in North in 1994. Despite a promising start with praise for her “peaceful aura”, her breakthrough performance only came seven years later in dark comedy, Ghost World.


Small is the new big in entertainment

Small is the new big when it comes to movies and TV: the hot new trends are for shorter series, bite-sized video clips and everything viewed on smaller screens.

Times have changed in the world of entertainment, and the days of made-for-TV movies being the low- budget ‘poor cousin’ of big screen blockbusters are over.


Origin Story

Superhero origin stories, sequels, crossovers, reboots, spin-offs and stand-offs… it’s official, the world has been whipped into a superhero frenzy. Or, maybe it’s just the Man of Steel trying to get the earth to rotate in the opposite direction to turn back time like he did in Superman (1978)?


Make Mandela week a ‘change the world’ film fest

While Nelson Mandela Day is officially the late great leader’s birthday – 18 July – the event has become so popular that it’s expanded into an entire week of good works to improve humanity. But far too many South African kids and tweens will be oblivious as to why they’re doing 67 minutes of anything for good.

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