The global film and media industry has pumped in more that R2 billion in to the Western Cape so far this year according to a Fin 24 report.
According to the report, Wesgro – the province’s investment promotion agency – has facilitated film and media deals in the Western Cape worth a total of R2.38bn creating 2 265 full-time jobs in the process.
The film and media unit of Wesgro facilitates business-to-business connections, assists with export advancement programmes, and provides advice on access to national film and television incentives provided by the Department of Trade and Industry.
According to Lisa Mini, Wesgro’s film and media promotion officer, success for the unit has been achieved through building relationships with the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (DEDAT), Cape Town Film Studios and the the City of Cape Town.
The Fin24 report states that the province has the five main draw cards that makes its attractive to film makers. These are namely diversity of locations offered, the moderate climate, the world-class facilities offered, the availability of highly skilled crew, and various film and television incentives.