REGULATION & POLICY

S.A.: 2010 FIFA World Cup Filming Guidelines

With the 2010 FIFA World Cup just around the corner many filmmakers are wondering whether filming will be affected during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

To answer this question the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) has compiled useful information on filming requirements for the film and TV industry in Gauteng which will apply during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. As the GFC receives further updates from the host cities, the Local Organising Committee and FIFA, such communiqués will be circulated to the production community.

The thoughtful guidelines provide details on the areas which will be directly affected.

The Commercial Producers Association (CPA) has advocated a "common sense approach" for commercial producers wanting to film during the World Cup. This means an acknowledgement that locations that are in close proximity to stadiums, fan parks and major transport arterials should be avoided in favour of those that are not impacted by the World Cup. These include private residential and corporate properties, suburbs, townships, rural and remote areas and City locations that are not in close proximity to World Cup venues and activities.

From an insurance perspective the industry's leading insurers have confirmed that all the insurance usually taken out by agencies and production companies in the production process will be available for the duration of the World Cup. They too advocate that all parties use common sense when deciding on locations to ensure that filming does not impact on World Cup activities and vice-versa.

Says Bobby Amm, CEO of the CPA, "the CPA is satisfied that the World Cup will not hinder the production of commercials and we encourage any agency or client who has concerns to discuss these with the production company concerned or with the CPA. We sincerely hope that there will not be a drop off in production because agencies and clients have been misinformed. It's business as usual albeit under rather unusual circumstances."

Read more here: http://www.gautengfilm.co.za/live/content.php?Item_ID=1261

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