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The Film, Gaming and Animation Industry and Renting of Film Equipment In South Africa
BY Kate Shand
South Africa
03 November 2020
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Film, Gaming and Animation Industry, and the Renting of Film Equipment


High speed internet and increased accessibility have been game changers for the film, animation and gaming industry. Online streaming services such as Netflix and Showmax have changed the way people consume TV and film. Streaming has also changed the way copyright and licensing agreements are structured. Coronavirus has had a massive impact on the film industry as cinemas closed, filming stopped initially and online streaming and gaming burgeoned. Local television production was declared an essential service and continued with restrictions.


Dominance of the Big Players


The biggest obstacle to a flourishing industry in South Africa is the stranglehold that the broadcasters have on the sector in terms of ownership of content. This is changing as the monopoly that the SABC, M-Net and eTV have is being challenged because of the streaming opportunities presented by Netflix in particular. Local film companies are now able to secure deals with global reach.


Barriers to Entry


Content creation is capital intensive and requires high level technology and high level skill sets, and professional film schools are costly. The film industry relies heavily on the broadcasters to secure money for production. Filmmaking is resource intensive and securing funds to produce films is highly competitive, as is funding for marketing and distribution. But technology is increasing accessibility and making production more cost-effective, and it is relatively easy to set up a small-scale film company.


Report Coverage


This report covers various components of the film industry, including film, animation, gaming and the renting of film equipment. The film industry includes film, documentary and television content production, commercials, animation and gaming. The report includes comprehensive information on the state of the industry, box office and market share statistics, and developments. There are profiles of 60 companies including film distributors such as Filmfinity, animation companies such as Triggerfish, major studios such as Cape Town Film Studios and equipment companies including Panavision and Rental and Workflows.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 1
2.1. Industry Value Chain 2
2.2. Geographic Position 5
3. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 6
4. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
4.1. Local 7
4.1.1. Corporate Actions 16
4.1.2. Regulations 18
4.1.3. Enterprise Development and Socio-Economic Development 20
4.2. Continental 22
4.3. International 26
5. INFLUENCING FACTORS 31
5.1. Economic Environment 31
5.2. Input Costs 32
5.3. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 32
5.4. Labour 33
5.5. Environmental Concerns 36
5.6. Coronavirus 37
6. COMPETITION 38
6.1. Barriers to Entry 39
7. SWOT ANALYSIS 40
8. OUTLOOK 41
9. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 42
10. REFERENCES 43
10.1. Publications 43
10.2. Websites 43
APPENDIX 1 45
Summary of Notable players 45
COMPANY PROFILES 53
A UNIT DEDICATED LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD 53
AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTORS (PTY) LTD 54
ARENA HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 55
BIG WORLD CINEMA CC 58
BOMB SHELTER FILM COMPANY (PTY) LTD (THE) 60
BUBBLEGUM EDUCATIONAL DESIGN CC 62
BUGBOX CC 64
CAM-A-LOT RENTALS CC 66
CAPE TOWN FILM STUDIOS (PTY) LTD 68
DANIE ODENDAAL PRODUKSIES (PTY) LTD 70
DO PRODUCTIONS (PTY) LTD 72
E Z TRADE 190 CC 74
EGG FILMS (PTY) LTD 75
EMEDIA CONTENT (PTY) LTD 77
FC HAMMAN FILMS CC 79
FILM AFRIKA WORLD WIDE (PTY) LTD 81
FILMFINITY (PTY) LTD 83
FREE WOMEN FILMS (PTY) LTD 84
GATEHOUSE COMMERCIALS (PTY) LTD 86
GEARHOUSE SOUTH AFRICA (PTY) LTD 88
GRAVEL ROAD DISTRIBUTION GROUP (PTY) LTD 90
GROUNDGLASS (PTY) LTD 92
HOMEBREW FILM COMPANY (PTY) LTD 94
LIQUID STUDIO VIDEO TAKE-OFF CC 96
LUMA ANIMATION (PTY) LTD 98
M SCOTT 100
MA-AFRIKA FILMS (PTY) LTD 101
MAAN CREATIVE (PTY) LTD 102
MEDIA FILM SERVICE (PTY) LTD 103
MIND'S EYE CREATIVE CC 105
MMSV PRODUCTIONS CC 107
MOONLIGHTING COMMERCIALS (PTY) LTD 109
MOONLIGHTING FILMS (PTY) LTD 111
MORULA PICTURES (PTY) LTD 113
NOLAVA INTERNATIONAL FILM DISTRIBUTION (PTY) LTD 115
OUT OF AFRICA ENTERTAINMENT (PTY) LTD 116
PANALUX (SA) (PTY) LTD 118
PANAVISION (SA) (PTY) LTD 120
PENGUIN FILMS (PTY) LTD 122
PHILO FILMS (PTY) LTD 125
PICTURE TREE (PTY) LTD 127
POMEGRANATE MEDIA (PTY) LTD 130
QCF DESIGN (PTY) LTD 132
QUIZZICAL PICTURES (PTY) LTD 133
RED PEPPER PICTURES (PTY) LTD 136
REFINERY POST PRODUCTION FACILITIES (PTY) LTD (THE) 138
RENTALS AND WORKFLOWS (PTY) LTD 140
RODINI FILMS (PTY) LTD 142
RUNESTORM (PTY) LTD 143
SASANI AFRICA (PTY) LTD 145
SEA MONSTER ENTERTAINMENT (PTY) LTD 147
STRIKA ENTERTAINMENT (PTY) LTD 149
SUNRISE PRODUCTIONS (DIVISION OF SUNRISE MARKETING GROUP LTD) 151
TRIGGERFISH ANIMATION (PTY) LTD 153
TULIPS AND CHIMNEYS (PTY) LTD 155
TWO OCEANS PRODUCTION (PTY) LTD 157
UNITED INTERNATIONAL PICTURES (SOUTH AFRICA) 159
URBAN BREW STUDIOS (PTY) LTD 161
VIDEOVISION ENTERTAINMENT (PTY) LTD 164
VISUAL IMPACT BROADCAST SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 166