Film Industry

The film industry or motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of filmmaking, i.e., film production companies, film studios, cinematography, animation, film production, screenwriting, pre-production, post production, film festivals, distribution; and actors, film directors, and other film crew personnel.

Though the expense involved in making films almost immediately led film production to concentrate under the auspices of standing production companies, advances in affordable film making equipment, and expansion of opportunities to acquire investment capital from outside the film industry itself, have allowed independent film production to evolve. Hollywood is the oldest film industry of the world, and the largest in terms of box office gross revenue. Indian cinema (including Bollywood) is the largest film industry in terms of the number of films produced and the number of tickets sold, with 3.5 billion tickets sold worldwide annually (compared to Hollywood’s 2.6 billion tickets sold annually) and 1,986 feature films produced annually.

The Film Industry in South Africa has a proud and long history. In recent years, the country has also become a favourite destination for international film makers, who are taking advantage of the variety of casting locations, low cost and high technical expertise of the local workforce

This website is a source of film industry resources and information