There is plenty of competition between the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, as well as Morocco and Jordan, to attract international productions, which means the financial incentives they all offer are becoming increasingly attractive. Read More
Category - Africa
Namibia shares 967km of its 3,936km long border with South Africa, a neighbour firmly on international filmmakers’ production and locations radar. The relative proximity to South Africa, political stability and Namibia’s extraordinary landscape, flora and fauna are all factors in the country’s growing presence on the locations map.
Over the past five years, South Africa has become a popular destination for Hollywood blockbusters, high-end TV series and independent film productions. They are drawn by the ability to make a production for about half of what it would cost in California, thanks to favourable exchange rates on the rand against the US dollar, euro and British pound. South Africa also has generous, government-backed, sliding-scale tax rebates.
A shamanic snake charmer, a challenging Mallorcan location that tested the crew to its limits, and breath-taking landscapes on the Spanish island all helped give Susanne Bier’s six-part TV series The Night Manager the sweep of an epic cinematic movie.