Major Operational Studios in SA

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Here’s a look at some of the major studio spaces in operation in South Africa. This is part of the Callsheet‘s annual studio audit.

Almost Famous Studio Woodstock, Cape Town Fully equipped daylight/flash studio for castings and shoots.

3.1m high infinity curve

In-house casting director and character agency, kitchen and changing facilities

Nivea, Rosetta Stone, Playboy, Mini Cooper, Volvic, MTV, Nikon, Lotto Casting directors, stills, commercial, film shoots

Atlantic Film Studios Cape Town


Three 500sqm sound stages

3 200sqm studios for stills or video

1 000sqm studio space

3 000sqm epic studio space

Controlled tanks for underwater filming

6 camera OB van

Office space while filming

Fibre uplink to stream content or live broadcast

Massive parking lot for filming car chases

Suidooster Film, television content, broadcasting
Atlas Studios (Pty) Ltd Milpark, Johannesburg Studio 1: 440sqm with sound stage, ideal for TV series & soapies

Studio 2: 460sqm with sound stage, ideal for TV drama and sitcoms

Studio 3: 320sqm with sound stage, ideal for gameshows and commercials

Studio 4: 270sqm, ideal for commercials, screenings & events

Event Area: 360sqm including basic furniture, kitchen, storage, parking bays, security, backup generator, liquor license, wi-fi, waiters/ushers/runners, décor, offices

Villa Rosa, Coconuts, City Ses’la, Ready Steady Cook, Home Affairs, Coca Cola Mega Millions, Emzini Wezinsizwa, My Perfect Family, Moferefere Lenyalong, The Bioscope, M-Net TV productions, commercials, events, Film Club

Buchanan Studios Cape Town City Bowl Ground Level Studio: 235sqm with 2.2m(h) x 2.5m(w) roller door

Studio height: 3.9m with double volume infinity curve, roof with 4m clearance, wood painted silver.

Floor painted concrete (mid-grey), with 5 x heavyweight cross overhead steel beams, natural light and 3 phase power with parking for generator truck if needed.

Facilities: dressing room, bathrooms, kitchenette, 5 parking bays, broadband Wi-Fi, sound system

Elle, True Love, Marion and Lindie, Gavin Rajah Photographic and film studio

Cape Island Studios Milnerton, Cape Town Stage 1: 25.9 x 18m, 6.2m height

Stage 2: 16.5 x 19.5m, 6.2m height

Stage 3: 27.5 x 19.5m, 6.2m height

Flexible work space with drive-in access, cycloramas and on-site lighting, camera and grip facilities.

MasterChef South Africa Film, TV, commercials

Cape Town Film Studios Film City Boulevard, Cape Town The first custom-built, Hollywood-style film studio complex of its kind in Africa, with state-of-the-art support services.

4 sound stages: 2100sqm, 1850sqm, 1200sqm, 1850sqm, with Stage 5 and Workshop C currently under construction.

Black Sails, Saints & Strangers, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Film, television

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