Local Production vs International

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The Callsheet examines the various projects in production or completed this year to find out what kind of international and local service work has been in demand.

Although it was a much quieter 2017 than usual for service production houses, the industry has kept busy with some local work as well as some big international jobs. This year, although still quite tame, has seen more local productions being greenlit, which is promising for the future.

According to Rehad Desai, Chairperson of the Independent Producers Organisati on (IPO), the shrunken economy was a major infl uence in the film and television sector’s lack of growth. Some of the international producti ons that came to SA in the last 12 to 18 months include Bloodshot starring Vin Diesel, The Forgiven starring Eric Bana and Forest Whitaker, Warrior and Tomb Raider, which were both
shot at Cape Town Film Studios earlier this year, as well as The Crown, Madiba, The Scorpion King, The Maze, Origin and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. Valhalla will go into principal photography in October, while Tyler Perry’s The Year of the Great Storm is currently in production locally.

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