Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BREAKING. Bomb threat closes Atlas Studios; shuts down production on kykNET's weekday soap Villa Rosa.

A bomb threat in Milpark, Johannesburg led to the closure of Atlas Studios yesterday, with production which was shut down on the kykNET (DStv 144) weekday soap Villa Rosa which is filmed in Atlas Studios, located close to the SABC's headquarters in Auckland Park.

The bomb scare was due to a suspicious package sent to Egoli Gas located opposite Atlas Studios.

The package caused the evacuation of not just Egoli Gas, but also everybody at Atlas Studios and the students and staff at the AFDA Film School South Africa's campus in Milpark.

Roads were closed and a bomb squad and K9 dog unit searched the area.