Film business boosts Jamaican economy

| 30/08/2010

(Jamaica Observer): The naturally diverse beauty of Port Antonio continues to make it an ideal location for major overseas film projects that engage the local industry and contribute in a significant way to the economy of the town and the country. The 20th Century Fox summer blockbuster Knight and Day, staring Hollywood A-list actors Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, is the most recent example. In early February, JAMPRO’s Film Commission facilitated the shooting of a scene for the film at Frenchman’s Cove in Portland, which pumped US$1.35m into the local economy and created employment for 80 Jamaicans.

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