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Farm 4142/D1/J Chifwema Estates Chifwema Road, Chifwema Estates, Lusaka, Zambia
Open today: 08:00-17:00
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PO Box 356 Private Bag E017, Cross Roads, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia

Film fixing destination management

A to Z Solutions handles all the aspects of licenses, permits, paperwork and immigration required for a smooth travel and filming experience. They also provide valuable location advice and introductions so your crew has access to the best filming locations at the right times, together with the right local people to make it happen.
Management of all licences, permits, paperwork and fees
All aspects of travel documents and immigration
Location advice and local introductions

Licences, permits, paperwork and fees

On behalf of their clients A to Z Solutions handle all required paperwork and fees relating to Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS), Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) and Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA). They enable press passes and letters of approval, support and guarantee. Whatever your filming project, they handle all paperwork, whether that’s with game parks, mines, museums, railways, NGOs or private facilities.

Travel documents and immigration

A to Z Solutions takes care of all immigration and Visa requirements and assists with the facilitation, coordination and application of Temporary Employment Permits through the Department of Immigration.

Location advice and local introductions

With extensive local knowledge, A to Z Solutions provides location advice such as logistics management and project viability, depending on things like weather conditions and accessibility. Through quality local relationships they can assist with introductions to local experts, celebrities, researchers and organisations.

Film fixing logistics management

Through a network of established local relationships with third party suppliers, A to Z Solutions can handle all coordination, planning, bookings and payments on behalf of production companies. This includes accommodation, transport, catering in remote locations, equipment hire, provision supplies and facilitation of medical and emergency evacuation procedures.
Management and coordination of third party services
Coordination of your entire filming trip to suit your needs and budget
Ensuring international health and safety standards

Third party service management

Take advantage of having just one point of contact with extensive local knowledge and contacts to help with achieving efficient positive outcomes. When you use A to Z Solutions there is no need for production companies to coordinate with multiple suppliers and services in an unfamiliar location with customs, cultures and working styles they may not be used to.

In addition with their buying power, A to Z Solutions can usually negotiate preferential rates which are passed on through a transparent 15% handing and administrative fee. Not only does the production company have just one foreign company to pay, but rates usually work out better than if you had approached the supplier directly.

All services are tailored to your specific filming needs and budgets. A to Z Solutions handles the management of services that include:

  • Accommodation such as hotels, lodges, camps or privately outfitted camps when required
  • Transport and transfers, either self drive or with a driver and/or scheduled, chartered or helicopter flights in Lusaka, in the field, wherever you need to go
  • Catering services in remote locations where provisions need to be sourced, delivered and prepared for film crews
  • Equipment transport by road or air
  • Hire of specialised filming vehicles including aerial photography requirements
  • Fuel and general provision procurement, and their delivery to remote locations

Health and safety

A to Z Solutions understands the importance of meeting international health and safety standards. They recommend medical air evacuation cover which can be arranged through SES. In the event of an accident or medical emergency, your crew will be well taken care of whilst you reach your international insurer, who may not be as familiar with the situation on the ground as local teams. Depending on the circumstances, air evacuation would be to the nearest suitable facility, usually Johannesburg, South Africa.

Film fixing procurement

A to Z Solutions assists with the sourcing of appropriate equipment and bringing it into the country with Temporary Importation Permits. Although the filming industry is relatively young in Zambia, there are some local equipment hire options. However, they can be highly priced so A to Z Solutions does encourage self-sufficiency wherever possible.
Sourcing filming equipment for hire
Arranging Temporary Importation Permits for filming equipment
Power solution management and hire of Lithium batteries

Temporary Importation Permits

In order not to attract duty, Temporary Importation Permits (TIP) are required for any equipment entering and exiting Zambia. To ensure a smooth arrival and departure, A to Z Solutions offer personal airport assistance through customs.

Power requirements

Due to the nature of filming in Zambia's remote locations which may not have main line electricity, A to Z Solutions can assist with a range of power solutions to suit your bespoke filming needs. ​

Batteries

Since it is difficult to transport Lithium batteries by air, A to Z Solutions hires out its own VL-140 14.4V 140W/H V-LOK batteries and charging units.

Contact information

Farm 4142/D1/J Chifwema Estates Chifwema Road, Chifwema Estates, Lusaka, Zambia
Open today: 08:00-17:00
SunClosed
Mon08:00-17:00
Tue08:00-17:00
Wed08:00-17:00
Thu08:00-17:00
Fri08:00-17:00
SatClosed
PO Box 356 Private Bag E017, Cross Roads, Lusaka, 10101, Zambia

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