[pretoria] - Creating jobs through film

  |   Pretorianews

CAPE TOWN – The Minister of Department Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has commended partnership of the film industry players and efforts aimed at contributing towards employment creation, enhancement of international profile and increasing the country’s creative and technical skills base. This follows Minister Davies’ visit to three foreign films that are currently shooting at Cape Town Studios.

“In the period 2016/17, the film sector created 6 029 full time job equivalent and escalated to 9 423 for 2017/18. The South African films created the highest number of jobs at 6 334 whilst foreign films had the highest multiplier for investment. During the past financial year, 99 film projects were approved, of which 22 were through the Foreign Film & Production and Post-Production Incentive, with projected investment of R2.2 billion and incentive of R468, 5 million, this reflect our determination to realise the objective to encourage and attract large budget films and television production and post production work,” says Minister Davies....

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