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25 January 2010

Communication regarding filming at Stadiums and Costs


Please see the communication below regarding shooting at stadiums around the country. Affected persons should contact their respective organisations explaining how this situation will affect them:

Dear all,

In response to queries regarding the location rates charged at Soccer City, Orlando Stadium, Rand Stadium and Dobsonville Stadium, Stadium Management South Africa has confirmed that the standard rate is R4,500 per hour. The location fee is the same at all four stadiums.

Note however that a company can be charged per hour or per day based on the time required on site, further line items come into play depending on the shoot i.e. will the pitch be used, floodlights, security/medical/cleaning etc. All costing is therefore sent out based on a client’s final shoot requirements.

Please also note that arrangements for requesting permission to shoot at these four stadiums as well as at Ellis Park and Loftus remain the same and we recommend that applications be submitted via the GFC. Also note that all principal stadiums will be handed over to FIFA in run up to the FIFA Soccer World Cup South Africa. While we have not been given a clear date for when this will happen we do urge production companies to schedule shoots before April as it seems more than likely that the handover might occur during April at which stage it will be impossible to gain access to the stadiums.

For location assistance please contact Puisano Phatoli or Seitiso Mogoshane at (011) 833-0409.

Regards,

Jacques Stoltz
Senior Marketing Manager
Gauteng Film Commission
56 Main Street, Johannesburg, 2108, South Africa
P.O. Box 61601, Marshalltown, 2107
Tel: +27 (0) 11 833 0409
Fax: +27 (0) 11 833 0282 / (0) 86 505 5773
Cell: +27 (0) 83 455 9688
E-mail: jacques@gautengfilm.org.za
Web: www.gautengfilm.org.za

Dear all,

Further to my previous e-mail we have just received information that Loftus stadium will no longer allow shoots up until August 2010. We await confirmation of this in writing.

In terms of Ellis Park and Soccer City please also note that certain restrictions apply when filming on the pitch. Approval to film on pitches will have to be cleared by management once a full assessment of needs have been completed. This is due to FIFA restrictions.

Regards,

Jacques Stoltz
Senior Marketing Manager
Gauteng Film Commission

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