NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya is considering a raft of fiscal and policy
incentives in order to lure filmmakers into the country, the
industry regulator said on Monday.
Ezekiel Mutua, the
CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB), told a media
briefing in Nairobi that Kenya has some of the best filming
locations in the world and is also recognized as the cradle of
humanity with Turkana in northeast Kenya being recorded as the
place where the fossils of the first man were discovered.
“We are therefore
going to introduce incentives to make Kenya the most attractive
film making destination in Africa,” Mutua said during a meeting
with Hollywood film actors and professionals who are visiting
Mutua noted that
Kenya has lost a lot of film productions deals to South Africa
due to an unfavorable business environment for film makers.
The CEO said that
Kenya has identified the creative industry as having a huge
potential to provide employment opportunities for the youth.