South African Studios: 2018 Overview

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As a new year begins, we take a look at the studios that are holding the South African film, television and commercial industries together, from providing quality spaces to innovating in these fast-changing times.

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South Africa continues to see growth in the studio sphere with major facilities across the country reporting a healthy 2017 and 2018 slate. Some of the major productions to be shot in South Africa’s studios and backlots include Maze Runner: Death Cure and Scorpion King 5 at Silverline Studios, while Pure Flix’s biblical epic Samson was wrapped in mid-2017 in Oude Molen, Stellenbosch. Cape Town Film Studios saw Starz’ hit show Outlander hosted on its premises, and also acquired two international shoots for 2018: the Bruce Lee inspired Warrior series, and The Maze. The muchanticipated Tomb Raider starring Alicia Vikander was shot partly at Cape Town Film Studios and partly at Atlantic Film Studios.

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