Durban’s getting a lot of good word-of-mouth as a production location; the Durban Film Office, its staff and its website are well thought of by the SA industry generally.
Made in Durban: Blood Diamond
But here’s more good news that I missed late last week, reported in the Natal Mercury on Feb 15th; in the flurry of media surrounding the announcement of city funding for the Dreamworld Studio in Cape Town, Durban-based movie supremo Anant Singh – a key partner in the project – has also reconfirmed his commitment to building a complimentary studio in Durban, on the site of the old Marine Parade Military Base.
Martin Cuff Consulting worked with Videovision on a Feasibility Assessment of the site last year, and we were pretty impressed with the potential of the site. It also bodes well considering the latest tranche of incentives introduced by the Department of Trade and Industry last week.