Cape Town Film Studios is the first custom-built Hollywood-style film studio complex of its kind in Africa, with state-of-the-art support services. Backed by national, provincial and local governments and with private shareholdings, is envisioned as the dedicated hub for media, new media, entertainment, film and related industries in South Africa – and Africa.
Majority shareholders Videovision Entertainment and Sabido Investments (e.tv) are leaders in their respective fields of media, film and entertainment.
Sabido Investments, a media investment holding company, owns the only private free-to-air terrestrial television station, leading black youth radio station in Gauteng, 24-hour news channel, television and radio stations in Africa and produces significant content for television usage both domestically as well as offshore. It is a subsidiary of Hoskens Consolidated Investments Limited, an investment holding company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
Anant Singh, Chairman of Cape Town Film Studios, is the only South African member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Anant is South Africa’s most eminent producer and distributor, having produced more than 60 films in the past including the Oscar-nominated Yesterday. Videovision is currently producing Long Walk to Freedom – the only fully authorized autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Anant has also recently been honoured with the World Visionary Award by the Palm Beach International Film Festival. He was also appointed to the Board of Governors for Media and Entertainment of the World Economic Forum.
Cape Town Film Studios’ location is in one of the ten most sought-after cities in the world, offers a unique opportunity for filmmakers to take advantage of a temperate climate, stunning variety of locations, superb expertise and stateof-the-art facilities at a fraction of what filmmaking traditionally costs.