Written by David Lewis on Sep 5, 2008. Posted in On Location

Newtown, South Africa, to beome a film friendly zone

The Newtown Management District, in association with the Gauteng Film Commission, has launched a campaign to promote Newtown as a film friendly zone. The aim of the campaign is to position Newtown as an attractive film destination.

The film friendly zone will offer filmmakers and producers:

Free assistance and support with sourcing suitable locations

Reduced location fees

Free unit parking in designated areas

Logistical support

Location liaison

Access to diverse and unique urban locations.

Newtown has already been used as location in well-known productions including Gavin Hood’s Tsotsi, Ralph Ziman’s Jerusalema and e-TV’s Scandal – a local soap that is set in Newtown.

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