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Category : Filming in Zanzibar | Fixer

Filming in Zanzibar Frequently asked Questions: Dar-es-salaam fixers is  Professional assistance to shoot in Tanzania.  More than a traditional film fixer, DAR – FIXER links above the line cost and below the line cost in film production in action.

Cost effective solution provides following: budgeting and cash flow control, logistics, scout location, talents management and technical gear, film permits and administrative duties… and intangibles… Filming in Zanzibar

Obtaining permission to film in Tanzania can be an expensive and time consuming process, so make sure to allow plenty of lead time. The first step is to complete all necessary applications with the help of your Tanzanian production service producer / fixer. Submit your application to your local Tanzanian consulate so that they can complete the application. Once that is done you send the original document back to your Tanzanian service producer / fixer for finalizing with local Tanzanian authorities. This film license costs US$1,000 if you apply 3 months in advance or US$3,000 if you need the application rushed. Additional licenses to shoot in wildlife parks are even more time-consuming so plan your film locations way ahead of your planned film production dates.

Photography of unauthorized public locations is illegal. Penalties may include fines, arrest and confiscation of film equipment.

Tanzania has a tropical climate. Coastal areas are hot and humid. Inland areas are warm and dry. Tanzania is suitable for filming all year round although filming is best avoided during the the long rains of March to May. The best time to film the Serengeti Great Migration of wildebeest, zebra, gazelles and eland is as follows. The dry season from June to October is peak season for general migration photography and good weather. Wildebeest usually cross the Grumeti River in June / July, and the Mara River in September. Wildlife concentrate around dwindling water sources towards the end of the dry season making September / October a good time to film prey. From November to May the landscape is lush. This is also the best time to photograph migratory birds. Wildebeest calve from January to February. March to May is the wet season.