In this article in our series profiling various manufacturers, suppliers and services that cater specifically to the film and television industry in Gauteng, In Focus spoke to Teleset Design and Manufacturers, who specialise in the design and manufacture of exhibition stands, commercials and all types of sets for TV productions, and Interaction Marketing, resellers of two-way radios and accessories.

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2 Zartek radio in hand
In Focus spoke to the Managing Director of Teleset Design and Manufacturers cc, Koos Theron.

In Focus: Where are you based?
Theron: 71 Richard Road, Industria North in Johannesburg

In Focus: Tell us a bit about your business.
Theron: Well, basically we design and construct sets for feature films and television work as well as sets for exhibitions and the like. We have been in the business for many years and have built innumerable sets for the local industry.

In Focus: How many staff do you employ?
Theron: We currently have 15 staff, all based in Johannesburg. We don't have any other braches in South Africa.

In Focus: Give us some examples of the sets you have built.
Theron: There are literally hundreds. The CNBC News set, World Summit for Sustainable Development, Gladiators, the redesigning and building of new sets for Backstage, all the sets for Noot Vir Noot 2008, Muvango, Coca Cola Pop Stars and Coca Cola Wish Big, Power of 10, Deal or No Deal, Smarter than a 5th Grader and Binnelanders, to name but a few.

I'd like to highlight that we are also experienced in doing business with Nigeria, its people and the particular circumstances of the country and have done several contracts such as the MTN Game Show and Gladiators.

For more information, go to www.teleset.co.za or contact Koos Theron on +27 (0)82 442 9160 or +27 (0)11 477 3331

In Focus spoke to Ray Perkel, Managing Director of Interaction Marketing

In Focus: Please describe your core business.
Perkel: Interaction Marketing is a reseller of two way radios and accessories.

In Focus: Where do you operate from?
Perkel: 90, 5th Avenue, Highlands North, Johannesburg.

In Focus: Please list some of the products that you supply.
Perkel: Interaction Marketing supplies Zartek products including the Zartek ZA-710, an excellent value-for-money VHF hand-held radio with high performance and reliability. We also offer portable DVD players, intercoms and rechargeable LED torches.

In Focus: Do you provide back up?
Perkel: Yes, we service and repair all the equipment we sell.

For more information, go to www.interaction.co.za or contact +27 (0)11 440 4233 or +27 (0)82 854 6582 or fax +27 (0)11 440 0054