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There are many countries with co-production treaties which you can download from this page.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has a rebate scheme overview that can be seen here: http://www.thedti.gov.za/news2013/Lobola-film.pdf
The formats for which this is available:
For foreign owned productions:
For official treaty Co-Productions and Local Productions:
Born and educated in London, where he graduated with a BSc in Psychology and trained as a Sound Engineer, Alan has been in South Africa since 1991 and has worked in television outside broadcasts and documentaries.
Moving to film and TV commercials in 1992, Alan worked as a Location Scout, Unit Manager, Production Manager and Line Producer before Starting Bird in 2002.
He combines a wealth of random knowledge with a profound dislike of bullshit. And takes time out exploring the dusty backroads of South Africa on two wheels.Email Alan Lawson
Razaan is our finance mogul with a no nonsense attitude and a eye for even the smallest detail.
When she doesn’t have her head in the books, she is creating healthy bodies and healthy minds in the fitness studios.
Spirit Animal: Lion
Favourite Movie: #prefermusic
Favourite Food: Slap chipsEmail Razaan Cloete
With 18 years experience in client services in the film industry in Cape Town, Yvonne has pretty much seen and done it all.
Starting off way back when in the catering department feeding crews of all sizes in every conceivable location, everywhere from fancy yachts to literally halfway up a mountain. After doing that for a short while, it was a quick progression to looking after international film crews – directors, producers and agencies from all over the world (as well as the odd Hollywood celebrity!) that gave Yvonne her groove and the knack that she has for multitasking. When the requirements are everything from A to Z, she just goes ahead and get the job done! Throw in a few years as Tour Manager in South Africa for bands like The Kooks, Ben Howard, George Ezra, Of Monsters and Men and Jungle (to name a few) and she was Tour Director for Rocking The Daisies, South Africa’s biggest music festival, in 2016 & 2017.
Yvonne has now joined the nest as our Producer.
Favourite Animal: Elephant
Favourite Movie: Life is Beautiful
Favourite Food: Anything with cheeseEmail Yvonne Hamilton
Viktoria (our German) wears many hats at Bird. She is a client liaison, stills producer and production manager for TVC. Vicky fell in love with the African Bush and decided to spread her wings in Cape Town.
She comes from a fashion background, having worked at places like Otto, Closed and Iris von Arnim. On a trip to Cape Town, she was introduced to the ‘Film Industry’ through stills and has since produced for, amongst others: About You, Victorinox and Hey Honey.
Vicky loves being outdoors and would spend all day, every day with wild animals if she could.
Favourite Animal: Raccoon
Favourite Movie: Inception
Favourite Food: Peanut butterEmail Viktoria von Hof
We hatched in March 2002 and have been specializing in technically complex service production ever since.
Outstanding technical expertise, combined with great logistics, allows us to foster favourable relationships with suppliers and crew. And results in your getting the most bang for your budget.
We have always been a solutions-driven company, recognizing that the success of service production is:
Your project is your baby. We don’t want a custody battle!
Our job is to make you look good. We do the work, you take the credit.
Bruce St Clair
Loic Bail & Aurélien Delpoux
Tommaso Berte &
Damien Fournier Perret
Bakery Films GmbH
Channel 4 Creative
Mad Cow Films
Next Step Filmproduktion GmbH
Partizan Midi Minuit
R Force Film GmbH
The Dfilms GmbH
As well as facilitating Stills Production, Bird also recommends the following photographers :