Monday, August 09, 2004

Film industry concern over sustainability South African film market

The Cape film industry has expressed deep concern over the sustainability of the South African film market as production costs rise, causing international film-makers to choose other, cheaper locations around the world.

The Cape Film Commission (CFC) hosted a meeting at the Mount Nelson Hotel on Thursday to discuss escalating production costs, global competition and the strengthening of the rand against foreign currencies.

Colin Howard, executive producer of Egg Films, said steep rates for artists and actors from local casting agencies had led to overseas producers bringing their own crews and artists to this country.


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