Locations Africa Projects is an entity with specialized focus in the promotion, growth and development of film friendliness and value chain our work includes the setting up and facilitation of Film Commissions/Offices/Desks across the world with our team of experts who have over 30 years of experience in the sector. Having work in the governmental system and in the private sector both particular to film and the creative economy.
Our outlook to this project is to approach it as if to build mini film commissions, allowing us to streamline the work of government down stream through leanerships, to ensure that the key strategic thrusts of the Commissions’ work is not lost in the chain of delivery throughout the province.
The outcome of the sessions will respond in the main to the 6 desired outcomes through the following strategic areas of focus.
Filmmakers require one simple thing, a film friendly environment. A place of work to do the work without hindrance. The training we will offer is garnered toward more knowledge of the filmmaking processes and value chain and how and when assistance is needed the terminology we base the training on is “Film Facilitation” and how to facilitate the process of filmmaking effectively.
1. Roles of a film office/commission and how the municipal office or tourism offices can compliment these roles enabling institutional cooperation;
2. Financial commitments needed year on year;
3. Locations access – Knowing the locations, knowing the amenities required and available, knowing the properties (public and private) road access, safety, water, electricity, and other elements;
4. The process of filming, the value chain from Pre-production to distribution;
5. The needs of a set;
6. Film Induced Tourism ”Set-Jetting” understanding what to do when the content is out in the public domain and how to maximise on the location
Locations Africa has developed a training program for the establishment of Film Commissions and offices and this is the framework we will use for the entry level municipal training. The commissions training is a set up in modules running over 12 weeks and are online, and so due to the limited time we have with the Municipal offices, we will not go into intense detail, but enough to ensure alignment of knowledge and understanding of the work the KZNFC does to understand the support needed.
1.3 VALUE CHAIN
1.4 JOB CREATION
1.5 SMALL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
1.6 TRENDS AFFECTING THE SECTOR
1.7 HOW PRODUCERS CHOOSE THEIR FILMING LOCATIONS
1.8 SUMMARY: DRIVERS OF INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTION
2.1 GOVERNMENT INTEREST IN THE FILM SECTOR
2.2 FILM COMMISSIONS/OFFICES
2.3 SUMMARY OF FILM COMMISSION RESPONSIBILITIES
4.1 INTERNATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION PRODUCTION BUSINESSES CUSTOMERS
4.2 COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS
6.1 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
6.3 STRATEGIC PLANNING
6.4 MEETING PLANNING
7.1 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
7.2 MARKETING STRATEGY
7.3 MARKETING MIX
7.4 SOURCING CLIENTS & LEADS
7.5 MARKETING TOOLS
7.6 FURTHER READING: CROSS REFERENCE AFCI Creativity Awards:
8.1 FILM CREW
8.2 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
8.3 CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT
9.1 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
9.2 CLUSTER DEVELOPMENT
9.3 ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENTS
9.4 CREATING AN ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT
10.1 AN OVERVIEW OF INCENTIVES
10.2 HOW FILMS ARE FUNDED
10.3 IMPLICATIONS OF FILM FINANCING ON INCENTIVES
10.4 INCENTIVE MODELS
10.5 OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS – BUILDING AN INCENTIVE
11.2. TOURISM DRIVERS
11.3 KEY ADVANTAGES OF FILM TOURISM
11.4 KEY RISKS OF FILM TOURISM
11.5 FILM TOURISM TOOLS
The above training modules will achieve the desired requirements as per the Scope of work and from this the eBook will be developed in alignment to the level of training received.