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Cape Town Film Studios to open doors 2010

The state-of-the-art Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS) currently under construction are due to be opened in March 2010. According to Nicco Dekker chief executive officer of CTFS, the South African film industry is burgeoning with many big-budget productions using the favourable exchange rate, specialist creative and technical talents, stunning locations and temperate weather to full advantage.

According Dekker chief executive officer of CTFS, South Africa’s film industry is burgeoning, with many big-budget productions using the favourable exchange rate, specialist creative and technical talents, stunning locations and temperate weather to full advantage.

He said recent productions include Clint Eastwood’s The Human Factor, starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman and The Bang Bang Club starring Ryan Phillippe.

South Africa and its creative talents are highly regarded internationally and is the talk of the town in Cannes, especially director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi,) currently riding high with the Number One film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

“The complex will consist of over 75,000 square feet of high-specification soundproof stages, each with a roof height of more than 65 feet, lighting gantries at almost 40 and 50 feet,” explains Dekker.

“The complex will consist of over 75,000 square feet of high-specification soundproof stages, each with a roof height of more than 65 feet, lighting gantries at almost 40 and 50 feet,” explains Dekker.

“With five-foot-wide walkways, a hanging capacity of 150kg/m˛ and a point load of 1.8 tonnes, we are confident that we will be able to meet the technical needs of any production. CTFS will also have the ability to transmit dailies electronically anywhere in the world.”

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