Prague based production service company Stillking Films hasopened an office in Cape Town, South Africa.

The move highlights the growing importance of South Africaas an international film location. Stillking is the Czech Republic's topproduction services company, working on films such as The Bourne Identity (Universal), Shanghai Knights (Disney), Van Helsing (Universal), and Tristan & Isolde (Scott Free/Fox).

Stillking says the South African office will help serve thecompany's international commercial and feature film clients.

Executive producer Leigh Clarke, who has over fifteen yearsexperience on the South African scene, said: "We provide extensive localknowledge and access to A-list crews, equipment and locations."

Clarke has worked for companies such as Moonlighting, TwoOceans, DO, and Film Afrika.

Joining Leigh is Nancy Hallam, previously a London basedproduction manager who has worked for several years with companies such asRadical Media and Gorgeous.

Matthew Stillman, managing director of Stillking, said:"Adding Cape Town to the Stillking network of production service officesnow gives us the ability to provide our clients year-round access to all typesof climate and geography."

Stillking alsohas offices in Milan, Barcelona, London and Los Angeles.