South African minister visits US to boost film industry

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Rob Davies, the Minister of Trade and Industry is currently in Los Angeles visiting some of the major film studios in an attempt to persuade the United States to make films in South Africa.

“There is a number of Hollywood studios that are involved in film-making in South Africa so it was suggested that I go and talk to some of the executives,” said Davies following the US-Africa Leaders Summit.

The film industry in South Africa accounted for about 25 000 jobs last year, a significant increase when compared with 4 500 almost 12 years ago.

Source: Screen Africa 12 August 2014