Good Hope Centre blossoms

2019-06-04 06:00

The City-owned Good Hope Centre film studio is blossoming as its production team prepares for an international production.

According to a statement released after mayor Dan Plato and Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith visited, the studio is now looking to further cement its place as Africa’s very own premier film and media destination.

The statement read the studio is recovering after a short-lived slump.

City’s Film Permit Office received 11 726 film bookings between July and March of the current financial year as compared to 11 350 during the 2017/18 financial year.

The office issued 6 906 permits for a variety of locations across the city preferred by local and international producers bookings made on the City’s online Film Permit System of the total number.

Plato says the film industry contributes to the efforts to reduce unemployment and the goal is to bolster a flourishing and resilient industry. “A study commissioned by the City shows that the film industry contributes approximately R5b to the local economy annually and has created more than 35 000 jobs over a three-year period,” Plato says.

He says the centre has employed 400 people at the studio.

Smith adds that the City has undertaken various interventions to assist the film industry, including freezing film tariffs for the 2018/19 season, establishing the Film Cape Town initiative with the local film industry and updating policy to meet the sector’s modern needs.

Film Cape Town is aimed at promoting the Mother City as the premier film and media destination, while also providing prospective clients with tools to make their production a success.

“We want to ensure that the film ecosystem is one that takes into account the sustainability of the industry, within the context of regulatory and environmental compliance and the protection of residents’ rights,” Smith says.

The City-owned Good Hope Centre film studio is blossoming as its production team prepares for an international production.

According to a statement released after mayor Dan Plato and Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith visited, the studio is now looking to further cement its place as Africa’s very own premier film and media destination.

The statement read the studio is recovering after a short-lived slump.

City’s Film Permit Office received 11 726 film bookings between July and March of the current financial year as compared to 11 350 during the 2017/18 financial year.

The office issued 6 906 permits for a variety of locations across the city preferred by local and international producers bookings made on the City’s online Film Permit System of the total number.

Plato says the film industry contributes to the efforts to reduce unemployment and the goal is to bolster a flourishing and resilient industry. “A study commissioned by the City shows that the film industry contributes approximately R5bn to the local economy annually and has created more than 35 000 jobs over a three-year period,” Plato says.

He says the centre has employed 400 people at the studio.

Smith adds that the City has undertaken various interventions to assist the film industry, including freezing film tariffs for the 2018/19 season, establishing the Film Cape Town initiative with the local film industry and updating policy to meet the sector’s modern needs.

Film Cape Town is aimed at promoting the Mother City as the premier film and media destination, while also providing prospective clients with tools to make their production a success. “We want to ensure that the film ecosystem is one that takes into account the sustainability of the industry, within the context of regulatory and environmental compliance and the protection of residents’ rights,” Smith says.

The City-owned Good Hope Centre film studio is blossoming as its production team prepares for an international production.

According to a statement released after mayor Dan Plato and Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith visited, the studio is now looking to further cement its place as Africa’s very own premier film and media destination.

The statement read the studio is recovering after a short-lived slump.

City’s Film Permit Office received 11 726 film bookings between July and March of the current financial year as compared to 11 350 during the 2017/18 financial year.

The office issued 6 906 permits for a variety of locations across the city preferred by local and international producers bookings made on the City’s online Film Permit System of the total number.

Plato says the film industry contributes to the efforts to reduce unemployment and the goal is to bolster a flourishing and resilient industry. “A study commissioned by the City shows that the film industry contributes approximately R5bn to the local economy annually and has created more than 35 000 jobs over a three-year period,” Plato says.

He says the centre has employed 400 people at the studio.

Smith adds that the City has undertaken various interventions to assist the film industry, including freezing film tariffs for the 2018/19 season, establishing the Film Cape Town initiative with the local film industry and updating policy to meet the sector’s modern needs.

Film Cape Town is aimed at promoting the Mother City as the premier film and media destination, while also providing prospective clients with tools to make their production a success. “We want to ensure that the film ecosystem is one that takes into account the sustainability of the industry, within the context of regulatory and environmental compliance and the protection of residents’ rights,” Smith says.

The City-owned Good Hope Centre film studio is blossoming as its production team prepares for an international production.

According to a statement released after mayor Dan Plato and Mayco member for safety and security JP Smith visited, the studio is now looking to further cement its place as Africa’s very own premier film and media destination.

The statement read the studio is recovering after a short-lived slump.

City’s Film Permit Office received 11 726 film bookings between July and March of the current financial year as compared to 11 350 during the 2017/18 financial year.

The office issued 6 906 permits for a variety of locations across the city preferred by local and international producers bookings made on the City’s online Film Permit System of the total number.

Plato says the film industry contributes to the efforts to reduce unemployment and the goal is to bolster a flourishing and resilient industry. “A study commissioned by the City shows that the film industry contributes approximately R5bn to the local economy annually and has created more than 35 000 jobs over a three-year period,” Plato says.

He says the centre has employed 400 people at the studio. Smith adds that the City has undertaken various interventions to assist the film industry, including freezing film tariffs for the 2018/19 season, establishing the Film Cape Town initiative with the local film industry and updating policy to meet the sector’s modern needs.

Film Cape Town is aimed at promoting the Mother City as the premier film and media destination, while also providing prospective clients with tools to make their production a success.

“We want to ensure that the film ecosystem is one that takes into account the sustainability of the industry, within the context of regulatory and environmental compliance and the protection of residents’ rights,” Smith says.

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