The 10-year, multi-million rand Cape Town Film Studios, now well into phase one of construction, has announced the appointment of a full time management team. Nico Dekker, the former head and CEO of Table Mountain Motion Picture Studios, has been appointed CEO of Cape Town Film Studios and will be assisted by experienced general manager and deputy, Rashay Magan. Other new members of the Cape Town Film Studios team appointed include Fadiel Martin as accountant and Diana-Jane Weaver as administrator and PA.
Anant Singh, chairman of Cape Town Film Studios said the studio project was fortunate to acquire Dekker’s services as he is South Africa’s most successful studio manager to date. “His extensive experience in managing a profitable studio will be invaluable as we get underway with Phase 1.”
Cape Town Film Studios are the first custom-built, Hollywood-style studios in South Africa’s history. The ownership structure of the studios is made up of an influential team of shareholders, including Videovision Entertainment (Anant Singh), Sabido Investments / e.tv (Marcel Golding), the Rico Trust, the Helderberg African Chamber of Commerce and Wesgro, the Western Cape’s investment and trade promotion agency.
Read more in the October 2008 issue of Screen Africa