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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.