Magazine article Screen International

Namibia Mulls Production Incentive

Magazine article Screen International

Namibia Mulls Production Incentive

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The Namibian Film Commission (FC) is considering the introduction of incentives for international productions shooting in the southern African country, which is fast becoming a hot new international location.

Warner Bros' Mad Max: Fury Road, directed by George Miller and starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, recently spent several months shooting in the country.

French director Jerome Salle's Zulu, starring Orlando Bloom and Forest Whitaker, is also partly shooting in Namibia, which is also a popular location for TV shows, documentaries, music video and commercials.

The NFC has appointed international production consultant Martin Cuff to explore the introduction of incentives, which it hopes to have in place by 2014. Currently local production services companies can access a 15% VAT rebate when working with foreign shoots. …

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