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“Black Sails” filmed at Cape Town Studios

Set in 1720, the Pirate drama Black Sails is pitched as a prequel to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic pirate novel Treasure Island and follows the adventures of Captain Flint. Filmed on location at Cape Town Studios in South Africa where they replicated the region for the Bahamas. South Africa was … Continue reading

SA Film/Television Industry Facts

South Africa has become a favorite of film and television companies, that are discovering the benefit of the low cost and diverse locations. The film production landscape has grown tremendously, and we have provided facts to give you an idea of what South Africa has to offer.

“Chronicle’s” Film Shoot Based In South Africa

20th Century Fox’s blockbuster hit “Chronicle’s” was filmed in Cape Town. Although set in Seattle, “Chronicle’s” producers decided to shoot in South Africa, lured by the country’s low production costs and growing reputation as an attractive destination for international filmmaking. The move paid off as the film, with production costs … Continue reading

Film Facts

* It is estimated that more than 70% of the filming and television industry in South Africa is based in Gauteng, mainly in Johannesburg. * Johannesburg is one of the oldest film communities in the world, with a national newsreel dating from the beginning of the 20th century. * TV … Continue reading

Tax Rebates and Desirable Currency

* The government offers tax rebates of 25 percent to 35 percent of qualifying expenditure on films made within South Africa. It paid out 250 million rand in incentives last year, 40 percent of which went toward international productions. * The rand’s 32 percent slump against the dollar since the … Continue reading

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