Magazine article Variety

South African Shoots Offer Bang for the Buck

Magazine article Variety

South African Shoots Offer Bang for the Buck

Article excerpt

Production in South Africa is on the upswing prompted not only by the country's sagging currency, the rand - the exchange rate makes local services cheaper for filmmakers coming in from abroad - but by a host of new production resources.

Studio Jo burg This sprawling film and TV studio complex, complete with a helicopter landing base, has been used by projects ranging from local director Neill Blomkamp's 2009 film "District 9" (1) to BBC drama series "Undercover" (set for a U.S. premiere in November).

Johannesburg Film Office: Plans to launch a film office in South Africa's largest city, already known for its diverse locations, skilled English-speaking crews, and competitive rebates, could turn the metropolis into an even bigger production hub.

Cape Town Film Studios: Outside of Johannesburg, this studio, where Starz's "Black Sails" (2) is shot, boasts world-class facilities. Cape Town Film Studios has been operating at or near full capacity since opening its doors in 2010. Also entering the fray: Durban, a little more than 350 miles from Johannesburg on the country's southeast coast and site of an eponymous annual film festival. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.