The Durban Film Office (DFO), the film industry development arm of the eThekwini Municipality is making a call out to aspiring location scouts, to apply for its second SCOUT Location Development Programme.
“Location scouting and management plays a pivotal role in the film and commercial production value chain, and the location scout is one of the most critical members of a modern day film making crew,” explains Toni Monty, head of the DFO. “The location scout is responsible for acquiring the right kind of information about the sites/locations that are necessary to shoot a film or television commercial and therefore also play a key role in attracting productions to the City.
The DFO’s SCOUT location development programme aims to develop and nurture young talent in the field of location scouting, and increase the number of location scout practitioners in Durban with a view of developing skills in the local service industry.
The DFO is looking for eight suitable candidates to participate in the SCOUT Location development Programme. Selected participants will be paired with an experienced location manager for a training period of two weeks in the field.
Anyone who is between the ages of 18 and 35 years of age, a resident of EThekwini Municipality and interested in further developing their skills in location scouting can fill out the application form on the DFO websitewww.durbanfilmoffice.co.za or they can email Ms Nosipho Hlophe at Nosipho.Hlophe@durban.gov.za and request the SCOUT Location development application form.
The application form together with a one page motivation are to be submitted to Nosipho by 12 noon on April 15 via email at Nosipho.Hlophe@durban.gov.za or delivered to 11th Floor Rennies House, 41 Margaret Mncadi Street, Durban 4000. For information call 031 311 4243.