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Mannequin Films Goes to AFM!

Mannequin Films Goes to AFM!

Mannequin films will be traveling to AFM this year to promote two of its film in development; House of Darkness and Victoria Falls. House of Darkness is an African horror story written by local talent, Marc Bloom. The story follows a father who accepts a surveying position for the summer and brings his family to a remote part of Africa, unaware of an evil presence. This all American family is weighed down by a series of evil and terrifying phenomena, brought on by the Tokoloshe that haunts their house. The story has hair-raising potential and is just awaiting the right investor to turn it into the Hollywood horror it is meant to be. Victoria Falls is a Nicholl Fellowship award winning screenplay, which has been honoured by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The story is set during the 2001 Zimbabwean elections. With the country on the verge of civil war and facing possible white genocide, we follow a black farmhand who was raised in the white African world, who sets out on a journey of struggle, loss and hardship as his loyalties are ultimately tested.With the heads of some of the world’s most esteemed production houses attending festival and many international companies already aware of this remarkable screenplay, there is no doubt that Victoria Falls might capture the attention of potential investors.   Visit the AFM webpage at: http://americanfilmmarket.com/about-afm/   Mannequin’s suite details are as follows: The Zuma Conference room, Loews Hotel, 1700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA...
Financial Incentives to Filming in South Africa

Financial Incentives to Filming in South Africa

The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) offers various incentives to filmmakers if their films meet certain requirements. There is the Foreign Film- and Television Production Incentive, which aims at bringing large scale film- and television productions with large crews and budgets to South Africa. The goal of this incentive is to contribute to South Africa’s economic development, film industry and international profile and visibility. The benefit of this incentive is the uncapped, 20% rebate of Qualifying South African Production Expenditure (QSAPE) that it offers. Productions that have a QSAPE of at least R12 million can qualify for this incentive, on the condition that the production is owned by a foreign entity and that a minimum of 50% of principle photography is completed in South Africa over a total period of at least four weeks. There is also the South African Film and Television Co Production Incentive, which provides financial support for South African production companies and official treaty countries, which include Germany, UK, Italy, France, Canada and Australia. This incentive offers a rebate of 35% on a QSAPE on the first 6 million Rand spent and then drops to 25% on the remainder of the QSAPE spent thereafter. In order to be eligible, the total production budget must be at least R2.5 million. Also, at least 50% of principle photography must take place in South Africa for a minimum of two weeks in total. Eligible formats are: feature films, telemovies, television drama series, documentaries, animation and short form animations. An applicant must be a Special Purpose Corporate Vehicle (SPCV) incorporated in the Republic of South Africa...