Archive for category Caribbean

Film company signs historic $125 million deal with Antigua government

TORONTO, Canada, Tuesday September 15, 2015 – Golden Island Filmworks has signed an unprecedented $125 million equity financing agreement with the government of Antigua that will see some of the money generated from the country’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) being pumped into film production. Producer Rudy Langlais and his partners, Caribbean social entrepreneur Valmiki Kempadoo, […]

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Caribbean film industry strides forward

The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff) held a cocktail event to thank their sponsors that have unwaveringly supported the local and Caribbean film industry. The small gala was held at ttff headquarters in Belmont yesterday. The event also highlighted ttff latest projects, a Caribbean Film Mart and Database. According to external relations director of […]

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Mapp Signs New Film and Video Tax Breaks

Gov. Kenneth Mapp signed into law an act creating new film and video tax breaks, but said in a statement Friday he was doing so “reluctantly,” because of some serious practical problems and major drafting errors in it. Mapp also signed legislation appropriating money to fight the owners of the shuttered Hovensa refinery in court, […]

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Senate Comittee OKs New Tax Breaks for Film and Video Production

A new set of tax breaks and direct cash payments in the form of “rebates” from the V.I. treasury will be available for filmmaking and video production if a bill approved in committee Thursday becomes law. The bill (31-0009) sponsored by Sen. Clifford Graham, was heard in February, but held for amendment. As initially written, […]

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Film board courts production crews

Music videos, property and nature shows a niche for Cayman By: James Whittaker When the opening scenes from a James Bond movie or epic action sequences from “Pirates of the Caribbean” are broadcast across the globe, it is the Bahamas flashing across millions of movie screens. Invariably, as the backdrop for glamorous Hollywood beach scenes, the […]

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Film industry a viable path

3/3/2015 For the past few years, Barbadians have slowly but surely embraced the burgeoning film and television sector industry as a choice for entertainment. To that end, it is encouraging to see the signs that more persons are choosing to become involved in this sector, as it provides the opportunity to expose Barbadian talent and […]

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Revamped film board courts more productions for Cayman

A revamped Film Commission Board believes it’s playing a more active role in its new home under the Department of Tourism. The goal? Bringing more movie, TV, commercial, and documentary production crews to film in the Cayman Islands. The stunning scenery of Cayman has been the backdrop of many film productions over the years. The reinvigorated […]

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Pact puts country on the film industry map

Santo Domingo.-  Dominican Republic Industries Association (AIRD) executive vice president Circe Almánzar and Lantica Media CEO Antonio Gennari on Thursday announced an agreement to develop and promote Dominican films as part of the “Competitiveness and Innovation Cultural Development Cluster Project: Cine as Brand. This project is part of the Competitiveness Support Program II, enacted by […]

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