Fruits of free trade bloom in South African film studios and beyond

The Cape Town Film Studios have been much in the news recently. The extensive complex boasts state-of-the-art sound proof stages, post-production facilities, set-building workshops, cutting edge recording studios, editing and production facilities, makeup suites, and a 37-seat cinema.The 200-hectare site is located about 30 kilometres outside of Capetown and is principally funded by two South African companies. The Studios are attracting major productions and top talent from around the world: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Mad Max: Fury Road both filmed there, and Stephen King’s Dark Tower series began in May. According to Geoffrey York’s article in the Globe

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