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09 November 2010

South African Movie Database

Welcome to the South African Movie Database, SAMDB. Your portal to the industry.

SAMDB evolved through Showreel Africa, and is a database with a built in intelligent search engine for everyone in the model and film industry. Jointly we have over 30 years experience in the film and IT arena and felt South African's need to be catapulted to a world-class level. We have incredible talent in this country and South Africans have a worldwide reputation for having a very strong and professional work ethic. But they need to be seen!

We have created a platform to showcase all of South Africa's talent and make them more accessible locally and internationally. Simultaneously, SAMDB creates a platform to market all agencies, production companies, and crew agencies, freelance industry professionals and services related to the industry.

Different packages are available, including a R100 once off Blue membership for actors and industry professionals who have a film or TV credit. We offer Blue, Bronze, Gold and Platinum memberships. Please refer to the website for more details.

SAMDB offers profiles for both those in-front of the camera, and behind, related agencies, companies, and services. Information is searchable, and browsable by the public, the fans of what we create. Video rental stores can have lists of their titles, along with stock quantities linked to their profiles. We have news, and include searches for those luxuries models and actors need when not working on a shoot.

Our database offers searches for actor / model, agency, casting house / studio, casting directors, production company, producer, director, assistant director (AD), director of photography (DOP), crew, photographers, make-up / hair stylist, wardrobe stylist, film, TV, theatre, commercial, which countries commercials are flighted in, voice-over, persons co-starring, coaches and training facilities, video store, location companies, stunts / special effects and more.

As new members sign up, so the searches will return more comprehensive results. Searching by name, company, job title will return results. The film, TV, theatre, voice-over pages list credits of members of SAMDB. Video rental stores will provide access to movie titles in stock at the relevant video stores that have signed up with SAMDB. Purchasing movies will be possible via links on the film page.

New categories are continuously being added, so several of the searches may not yet return any results. Updates to the site are on-going and we welcome requests that may grow your career or your business.

Thank you for the opportunity to introduce our site to you.
The SAMDB Team
Andrew Germishuys Mart├ęz Saporta-Rothuysen

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