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GRAHAM WARSOP:
location and media database, lages, period architecture — burg is also the business, me-
containing more than 5,000 all can be found across the ter- dia and financial capital of
“EVERYONE IS WORKING
images. It also started up a lo- ritory, from KwaZulu Natal South Africa.
cations managers’ guild to driver to Cape Town. Moonlighting Film Produc-
TO ENSURE THE WORLD
service levels and procedures, Jacques Stoltz, GFC’s sen- tion Services’ managing di-
SEES SOUTH AFRICA AS
and training programmes aimed ior marketing manager, says rector Philip Key says Jo’burg
at providing highly qualified Johannesburg has become a handles about 10%-15% of
A MUST-VISIT
assistance to broadcasters us- major tourism centre and to- foreign shoots. It is also, he
ing Western Cape facilities. day hosts most international says, “largely unexplored and
DESTINATION LONG
When it comes to the ad- hotel brands, as well as exclu- underrated”. Most opinions
vertising side of the equation, sive local travel brands such of Johannesburg, Key adds,
AFTER THE FINAL WORLD
the event, Mitchell predicts, as Rovos Rail and The Blue are formed by the news me-
“will create a platform for a Train. dia and do the city a great dis-
CUP WHISTLE BLOWS”
lot of other brands and is likely “The city’s 50-storey-plus service. “Last November, for
to bring in new advertising skyscrapers make it is easy to the Cosmote shoot, we were
by those who want to be as- forget you are only 35 min- able to close off three city blocks
sociated with South Africa”. utes away from the bush and for a week,” he says. “It was a
Africa’s greatest wild animals very ambitious project in terms
FILM-FRIENDLY — the lion, leopard, rhino, of stunt work and casting. We
LOCATIONS elephant and buffalo, aka The jumped off burning buildings
SANDWICHED at the tip of Big Five,” Stoltz says. “Gaut- and did car crashes. Each day,
Africa, between two major bod- eng mixes urban locations with we needed a different scenario
ies of water, South Africa has both high- and low-rise — a snow scene, a beach scene,
earned its credentials as one streetscapes and an array of a disco scene — in front of a
of the best locations in the architectural styles, with gar- locked-off camera. We had a
world. Game and nature re- den suburbs, farmland, gold locked-off camera for the en-
serves, beaches, mountains, mines, mining villages and tire shoot that was stationed
cityscapes, African rural vil- nature reserves.” Johannes- in the middle of a busy road.
THURSDAY 25
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JUNE 2009
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