CPASA lobbies SA government to restart commercial production

The Commercial Producer’s Association of South Africa is lobbying government to allow commercial production to resume at lockdown stage 4, which commences countrywide on Friday 1 June. They’ve released a list of strict protocols for production companies to follow that addresses how to continue film making during the Covid 19 pandemic, from prep, technical recces,…

Making locations safe for shooting during Covid-19

The South African film industry is keen to resume filming, on locations and in studios, once our Covid-19 lockdown regulations are relaxed. We’re hopeful this will start happening in the next few weeks. Naturally, we’re figuring out how to work safely, mindful of the Coronavirus, while we’re in the same space with cast, crews, and…

Leading a creative team remotely

Film production, to a large extent, has remote work built into it’s processes. Departments and their HODs are briefed, and get on with their tasks, regrouping and reporting when necessary, This is of course true of both director-based, and service-based work, where briefs happen long before we get to meet our clients and colleagues in…