Kenya Open in production partnership with Film School
The 2019 Kenya Open Golf Championship will use students from Kenya Film School as film production interns, Information Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has said.
The CS made the announcement during the Second Graduation for Kenya Film School held on Friday.
“I am happy to announce here that I have reached agreements with organizers of The Kenya Open Golf Championship 2019 to take in current students as production interns to work alongside the European Tour production team who produce live broadcast feed for Golf globally.
“This means that selected students will now be part of a team that will produce over 2,200 live broadcast hours and showcase Kenya to over 490 Million homes across the world, between 14th and 17thMarch,” CS Mucheru said.
The agreement gives the KFS graduates a rare opportunity to work with European Tour Productions (ETP) which produces and distributes coverage of The Ryder Cup, The Open as well as all European Tour, Senior Tour and Challenge Tour events.
Mucheru said the deal was part of efforts by the Government in committing to work with the film industry to ensure that opportunities are unlocked for Kenyan youth in order to make it a significant revenue earner, for both the players in the industry and government.
“As part of this promotion of Kenya as a filming destination, I can announce today that over the next three months, we shall be receiving international film industry players into the country to explore Kenya as a filming destination.
“In addition to scouting for filming locations, they will also be in the country to explore the possibility of turning an already existing blockbuster screenplay, based on a true story, into an actual movie,” Mucheru said.
He added that the Information Ministry, through KFS and Kenya Film Commission (KFC) are currently running a full-feature film script writing competition with KSh2 Million total cash prize to be won.