Local Drama Series to Hit the Screens

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By Frederick Philander

WINDHOEK

The first 13 episodes of the country’s first television drama series is scheduled to be broadcast on prime time NBC viewing next month, it was announced in a press release this week.

Titled, The Ties That Bind, the 26-part series is produced by Optimedia, a local film company that was short-listed with two other local film companies in the commission system of the NBC some time last year.

A question mark still hangs over the budget for the 26-part series.

Speculation is rife in the film fraternity that the amount allocated to the project can be in the vicinity of N$5 million, bearing in mind that an episode could cost as much as N$200??????’??

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