Wesgro joins Africa Film Commissions Network

26 January 2018

Regulation & Policy

Cape Town and the Western Cape's Official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency announces that two employees in their Film and Media Promotion Unit Monica Rorvik and Lisa Mini have officially been certified as film commissioners. The Agency has also become a member of the Africa Film Commissions Network (AFCNet).

Wesgro is mandated to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape for film and media production. The team has been incredibly successful to date, helping land R1, 56 billion in production value in the province in the last financial year (2015/2016). This will result in 3 271 full-time equivalent jobs being created.

AFCNet grew from Pan-African locations research supported by the South African Department of Arts and Culture. At markets globally, film commissions from around the world have the opportunity to come together to form panels, or even market themselves together to highlight funding offerings, locations and the film work opportunities from their respective continents.

The AFCNet initiative provides a voice for Africa, and with Wesgro now part of this initiative, Cape Town and the Western Cape will also be better positioned as a key film and media production destination.