Cape Town, the next film production Eldorado
Fully operational since October 2010, the recently completed Cape Town Film Studios (CTFS), headed by Nico Dekker will be making Eldorado as its next film production.
R430-million was injected into CTFS, the biggest facility investment in South Africa’s film history. Over 90 film service companies already committed to move permanently to the site. Research carried out by the site’s leaders found that it was 35% more affordable than Los Angeles (in 2010).
The studios are also conveniently located 25 minutes from Cape Town City Centre and only 10 minutes away from Cape Town International Airport. It is also central to a variety of landscapes and locations including beaches, mountain ranges, country, urban and industrial settings.
Largely supported by the government and the City of Cape Town, its majority shareholding come form Sabido Investments (ETV) and Videovision Entertainment, media, film and entertainment leaders in their respective fields.
The studios have the following facilities: 64,500 sq ft workshops including store rooms and mini-factories, 18,300 sq ft fully furnished production offices, art department facilities, wardrobe & make-up facilities, green rooms, star rooms, dimmer rooms, backlot facilities for outdoor set-building, high-speed broadband connections to all major international cities, blue screen on request, and water paddock on request.