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Tanzania – Spectacular Landscapes for Film Producers

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…

Namibia: An Uncharted Gem for Film Productions

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…

Why George Lucas Chose Tunisia As The Location For Star Wars

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…

Expert Experience, Expert Filming in

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…

The Emergence of Talent and Technology In Kenya

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…

The Whole World in Mauritius

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…

Egypt, Land of Contrasts

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…

Film Locations in Nigeria

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…

UK Trade Department Sets Sights on Nigerian Film Industry

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…

Nigerian Culture Experienced Through Music

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…

Nigerian Film-Making Celebrates Heroes and Heroin’s

Nigerian Film-Making Celebrates Heroes and Heroin’s

Two original Nigerian films make their debut and highlight topics that do not often find their way into commercial movies: Citation premieres in Lagos and Walking With Shadows is enjoying a two-day premiere at the British Film Institute Festival in London. ‘CITATION’ CASTS CHAIRMAN OF FIRST BANK IN LEADING ROLE ‘Citation’ is produced by award-winning filmmaker Kunle…

The Best of Nigerian Film Talent

The Best of Nigerian Film Talent

The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2021 African International Film Festival in Lagos was presented to Nigerian film producer and actor Oludoton Baiyewa Jacobs, whose career spans five decades of work in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom. ‘Olu’ Jacobs, as he is affectionately known, was mentored by Chief Hubert…

Expediting Filming in Tanzania

Expediting Filming in Tanzania

Obtaining a permit to shoot a film in Tanzania has always been an expensive and time-consuming process. Film producers need to allow plenty of lead time, as the permit usually takes eight weeks to process. An expedited permit, arranged by an African Fixer, costs $ 3,000 but only takes two weeks.…

The Resurrection of Ghallywood

The Resurrection of Ghallywood

Ghallywood can be considered the ‘grand-daddy’ of Filming In Africa, with a history reaching all the way back to the cinema of Ghana established by the British Gold Coast Colony in the 1920’s. This type of cinema was branded Black Star Films and was widely distributed to all corners of…

Cameroon’s Film Industry Set To Take Off

Cameroon’s Film Industry Set To Take Off

For many years Africa’s film industry has been dominated by productions coming out of Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya, but in the past five years Cameroon has begun attracting the attention of film producers, and last year, their first film came out on Netflix. The Cameroonian film scene is still…

5 Films Produced in Kenya

5 Films Produced in Kenya

Film producers always fall in love with Kenya because of its rich history, diverse cultures and natural beauty. Kenya boasts some of the most stunning film locations on the African continent and is a producer’s dream for any kind of film, Reality TV Show, documentary or even just Stills Production.…

Top 5 Female Producers in Nigeria

Top 5 Female Producers in Nigeria

The Nigerian film industry, or Nollywood as it is fondly known, is a beast of a global filmmaking machine. It is more than just thriving; Nollywood is the second largest film industry in the world and is worth $6.4 billion. Because of its massive growth, opportunities for female producers and filmmakers have…

Remote Productions in Amazing African Locations

Remote Productions in Amazing African Locations

The pandemic has caused a definite decline in international productions around the African continent.  Airlines suspending international flights, lockdowns in major cities, limits on crews, curfews, and red-listed countries – all severely limited the flow of the film industry. Enter remote filming; film, stills, and video production done remotely by…

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