Why is the film industry important for South Africa's economy?

Garth Holmes, co-founder of AFDA, shared with Careers Portal why the film industry is vital to South Africa's economy. AFDA is a school that offers courses in film, television, performance, business innovation and technology, radio and podcasting. 

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Why is the film industry important? Let's answer that question and tell you even more. Garth Holmes, co-founder of AFDA, shares why the film industry is vital to South Africa's economy.

The film industry is critical to the South African economy because media and entertainment content and services are critical to the world. The multiplying effect of the film shoot and the jobs that can be created from it is especially important.

Even factors such as hotel bookings, taxis required, food services needed, hospital services and other living services required are all ways in which people can find jobs and build careers and in that way, in contributes towards the economy.

South Africans are innovative. They can improvise. They're creative. All of these kind of suit the South African personality in the workplace and of course, we have a great crisis in terms of unemployment in this country.

If you're wanting to build a career within the film industry, AFDA could be a very good place for you to start at. AFDA is a school that offers courses in film, television, performance, business innovation and technology, radio and podcasting. 

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