The Commercial Producers Association of South Africa (CPASA) found, in its 2017 annual survey, that the industry appears to be dipping, with fewer service commercials done than in previous years. Describing the last ‘season’, Moonlighting CEO Phillip Key decried it as being “a little less busy” than usual. There are many reasons for this: Cape Town’s severe water crisis scared off many potential visitors, ongoing political uncertainty globally makes people wary of travelling, and rising costs (in part due to South Africa’s recession) have made it less budget-friendly. Continue reading in issue 6 of Callsheet, here.

Wesgro announced in May 2018 that the film industry in the Western Cape contributed R1.92 billion towards the economy and created around 2499 full-time jobs. Africa has skillful crews, a wonderful range of locations and world-class creatives that ensure the continent remains the world’s leading commercial service destination.

Shoot your TV commercial at Atlantic Studios

Atlantic Film Studios offers eight stages of flexible space, including a giant green screen studio, large back lot and extensive parking that will make the perfect backdrop or enclosure for your TV show, film shoot or event. We are situated within a secure area with ample back lot space for set builds and stunts.

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