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CPA’S BOBBY AMM ON SA’S FILM SERVICE SECTOR
The past 12 months have brought changes and disruption across multiple platforms in the SA film service industry. In a December write up for MarkLives, Bobby Amm, Chief Executive of the Commercial Producers Association, highlights the important topics:

1. Budget Versus Expenses
With SA’s trying economic times, there’s a strong push by suppliers to raise fees – but budgets aren’t increasing with them. The CPA is in dialogue with suppliers about why raising rates is counterproductive to the sustainability of the service industry.

2. SA, the Film Location?
2016/17 was a challenging film season for the service sector, and seemingly ended prematurely. Other frustrations include bureaucratic red tape around visas and location restrictions over the holidays. Clients are less inclined to travel, and are opting for cheaper production centres.

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