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The Film, Gaming & Animation Industry and Renting of Film Equipment in South Africa 2018 -


The "The
Film, Gaming and Animation Industry and Renting of Film Equipment in
South Africa 2018"
report has been added to's

The South African film and television industry contributed an estimated
R5.48bn to the South African GDP in 2016/17, an increase of 5.7% over
2015/16. There were 23 South African films released in 2017 with box
office earning of R45.2m, a 35% decline on the previous year. Only 4% of
tickets purchased are for locally-made movies. The South African film
industry has not shown much growth, with total expenditure decreasing to
R4.4bn in 2016/17 from R4.6bn in 2013/14.

This report examines current developments including the roll-out of
digital terrestrial television, the effect of changes to local content
quotas, the effect of the exchange rate on industry costs, and the
extent of government support for the sector, which it identified for
funding due to its capacity to create jobs. Other developments include
the Western Cape experiencing a 40% decline in film production since the
2017 season due to the drought in the region and ongoing concerns about
slow pace of transformation in the sector and the lack of skills

The report profiles 62 South African companies including Primedia,
holding company of the country's largest film distributor Ster-Kinekor,
rental companies Visual Impact and Panavision and production company
Fireworx Media. Companies in animation and gaming including are also
profiled, including Triggerfish which has had international success with
two films.

Companies Profiled

  • A Unit Dedicated Logistics (Pty) Ltd
  • Big World Cinema CC
  • Bubblegum Educational Design CC
  • Bugbox CC
  • DO Productions (Pty) Ltd
  • E Z Trade 190 CC
  • Egg Films (Pty) Ltd
  • FC Hamman Films CC
  • Fireworx Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Free Women Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Gatehouse Commercials (Pty) Ltd
  • Liquid Studio Video Take-Off CC
  • Lucky Bean Media CC
  • Luma Animation (Pty) Ltd
  • M Scott
  • Ma-Afrika Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Moonlighting Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Morula Pictures (Pty) Ltd
  • Panavision (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Penguin Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Philo Films (Pty) Ltd
  • Picture Tree (Pty) Ltd
  • Pomegranate Media (Pty) Ltd
  • Primedia (Pty) Ltd
  • QCF Design (Pty) Ltd
  • Quizzical Pictures (Pty) Ltd
  • Rodini Films (Pty) Ltd
  • RuneStorm (Pty) Ltd
  • Sasani Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • Sea Monster Entertainment (Pty) Ltd
  • Sky Rink Studios (The) (Pty) Ltd
  • Tasty Poison Games (Pty) Ltd
  • Triggerfish Animation (Pty) Ltd
  • Two Oceans Production (Pty) Ltd
  • and many more...

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