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Kenya Courts Hollywood with Film Industry Incentives

Richard Verrier | L.A. Times   in  ·
May 6, 2015

Kenya is rolling out the red carpet for Hollywood.

A group of senior officials in the Kenya government traveled from Nairobi to Los Angeles last week on a mission to promote more filming in the East Africa country.

Kenya has landed its share of high-profile movie credits, most famously Sydney Pollack’s 1985 romantic epic “Out of Africa,” with Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. More recent films that have shot in Kenya include the 2005 Oscar-winning thriller “The Constant Gardener” with Ralph Fiennes.

But spurred on by South Africa’s growing film sector, the country is eager to win more of Hollywood’s business.

At a luncheon last week at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, senior government officials and business leaders from Kenya touted a new effort to boost the country’s film industry.

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