We also serve as a bridge between those who are running African entertainment companies and contacts in Los Angeles, who help them increase their business back home. They include producers and directors, theme park operators, entertainment equipment suppliers, and top film schools.
Hollywood has developed a global reputation for making films that are so expensive that movie-theater viewership often fails to cover the production costs. This is a key reason that many American film makers have been shooting outside pricey Southern California for a couple of decades.
Dozens of governments have developed packages of incentives to entice American movie companies to shoot inside their borders. These include co-production deals, low-interest loans and other kinds of financing, tax breaks, subsidies, and cut-rate travel and accommodations.
Our team at Hollywood-Africa, Inc. has advised a number of foreign governments on how to structure incentive packages to attract international film makers. The goal is to create win-win packages — ones that both benefit Hollywood film makers and spark African economies.