Tanzania – Spectacular Landscapes for Film Producers

Every year, wildlife documentary producers flock to the famous Serengeti National Park to follow the Great Wildebeest Migration. It has become such a popular attraction that Tanzania has reached an agreement with the governments of Kenya and Uganda: a film-maker’s visa from any of these countries is valid in all three countries. Arusha: A Gateway […]

Namibia: An Uncharted Gem for Film Productions

Namibia is an often overlooked location for film productions, yet it has a beautiful and rugged landscape, with exceptional and unique scenery as well as much of the wildlife you would find in some of the better known African countries, such as elephants, the “Big Five”, and a wealth of bird life, marine life and […]

Why George Lucas Chose Tunisia As The Location For Star Wars

Tataouine is a real desert location in Tunisia that served as the stand-in for Planet Tatooine in the Star Wars film series. While the original concept for the fictional planet was a forest world, George Lucas changed it to a desert world after visiting Tunisia. Below are the unique features of the country that fascinated […]

Expert Experience, Expert Filming in

South Africa has long been an ideal and favoured destination as a filming location. The diversity of the landscape, people and cities allows for a wide variety of filming locations for films, tv and reality shows, documentaries and stills photography. Location, Location, Location! South Africa has a well organized network of service providers to the […]

The Emergence of Talent and Technology In Kenya

When we think of Kenya, we often visualise a single Acacia tree silhouetted against a spectacular sunset and the tall, graceful figure of a Maasai warrior striding across the vast savannah, following the trail of a lion, cheetah, elephant or buffalo. Such classic images are the stuff of well-known movies like Out of Africa and […]

The Whole World in Mauritius

Mauritius is a favourite destination for tourists and filmmakers, not only because of its scenic beauty, but also because it is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. The country comprises the two main islands of Mauritius and Rodriguez, as well as the outer islands of Cargados Carales Shoals and Agalega. The capital […]

Egypt, Land of Contrasts

Egypt is a land of stark contrasts: the remains of an ancient civilization are juxtaposed with today’s modern, bustling society; desert landscapes stretch away from the great Nile River on one side, while crowded, chaotic towns and settlements encroach on the terrain on the other side; mud-brick villages stand beside buildings of steel and glass; […]

Film Locations in Nigeria

“Nothing Beats Naija!” Nigeria is one of the most well-known destinations in Africa. It is the most populous country in Africa and ranks seventh in the world! It is a diverse country with over 500 ethnic groups and languages and a variety of landscapes from mangroves, coastlines, national parks and arid desert-like regions. It is […]

UK Trade Department Sets Sights on Nigerian Film Industry

Nigeria has a thriving film industry in Nollywood, and recently the UK government took a keener interest in this by embarking on a fact finding trade mission to explore opportunities in the industry.  UK BACKS AFRICAN CONTINENTAL FREE TRADE AREA This mission was further supported by the UK government’s backing of Africa’s ambitious continental free trade initiative last […]

Nigerian Culture Experienced Through Music

Talent Searches In Nigeria The ‘Unplugged Talent Show” is the most popular and successful music and dance television show in Nigeria and rivals the likes of America/Europe/Britain’s Got Talent. What differentiates the Nigerian show from international talent searches is that the organizers not only discover but also manage and promote the winning acts, and the key criteria […]