March Industry Snapshot

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We dig into the hot topics in the local film production, commercial service and animation industries.

As the drought in the Cape continues, Bobby Amm of the CPA has called for the commercial industry to change
its ways and adopt a greener approach to production. “Many of South Africa’s commercials depend on the beauty and function of our environment — so if our lives as we know it aren’t enough to make a change, the sustainability of our industry should be,” she said. Amm offered several easy steps via MarkLives for productions to combat waste on their shoots:

  • Reduce your printing and go digital or use the cloud
  • Ditch polystyrene and correx in favour of reusable and compostable alternatives
  • Reduce water bottles in favour of tabletop water coolers
  • Rehome your leftovers and costumes through charities such as Food Forward SA or Hospice
  • Recycle and compost through a service provider like WastePlan or ECOmonkey

Rudi Riek has been working in the film industry for 23 years in various roles and is well known for his expertise in locations related matters. He shares the latest updates with the Callsheet.

  1. Regulations

If you plan on filming in the Western Cape I would encourage you to make use of this resource: This website contains information obtained from the annual film workshops held in Cape Town and is also downloadable via Wesgro. The website has taken that information and placed it in an easy to navigate, mobilefriendly resource. I encourage you to help build on this resource.

Continue reading in Issue 3 of Callsheet, here:

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