Studios are an essential element of both film and television workflow and provide a rounded mix of services to the industry. Although it's well-known that the Province has a wide selection of production and post-production services, the question is often asked: "But has Gauteng got studios?"

The Gauteng Film Commission, as part of its ongoing commitment to be of service to the sector and promote the Province as a film-friendly location, carried out a survey of studios in Gauteng. The resultant 'A - Z Guide to studios in Gauteng' (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) looks at what's on offer and provides details of studios, as an aid to local and visiting filmmakers.

If you're looking for more details on the industry in Gauteng, the GFC has a comprehensive on-line film directory as well. This directory covers all service providers required for the production of film, television, documentaries, commercials, stills photography and multimedia, as well as providing access to a wide range of specialist services and functions ranging from script development and film direction to post-production, financing, deal making, distribution, exhibitions and broadcasting. Visit the directory at www.gautengfilmdirectory.org.za.