City of Cape Town sees booming film industry

City of Cape Town sees booming film industry

The City of Cape Town says around 7,000 filming permits have been issued to productions this past year. Over 1,800 filming permits for commercials, 314 for feature films and 177 for television series have been issued.

Officials say the current boom in the filming industry holds potential to create more economic opportunities for entrepreneurs.

The city's JP Smith said: "The City of Cape Town is excited about the boom the film industry is seeing this year, knowing that the almost 7,000 film permits that we've issues is creating a lot of job opportunities."

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