Film commission to be launched

The Ministry of Tourism, Environment, Investment and Commerce recently announced plans to launch an official film commission for the Cayman Islands.

The new Cayman Islands Film Commission will be responsible for facilitating local film, television, video and other media projects, providing a one-stop service to both local and offshore producers and production teams.

‘The entertainment industry continues to demonstrate its strength despite the poor global economic outlook. By establishing a film commission, we will better position the Cayman Islands to capitalize on economic benefits related to this industry;’ said Minister for Investment and Commerce, Charles Clifford.

‘A film commission enables new opportunities for local entrepreneurs and talent and represents new possibilities for economic development for the Cayman Islands.’

The CIFC will fall under the remit of the Investment Bureau.

‘To ensure local ownership of this industry, we are inviting all local stakeholders with an interest in this nascent industry to contact the Investment Bureau,’ said CIIB Executive Director, Dr. Dax Basdeo.

‘One of the key elements of the CIFC will be a directory of local talent and service providers that is provided to all productions that intend to film in our islands.’

A tentative date of 30 January, 2009, has been set for the official launch of the CIFC.

For more information, contact the CIIB at 945-0943 or [email protected]

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