The latest attempt to found a film industry

Stabroek News – The latest attempt to found a film industry

The Caribbean film and cinema industry is more than forty years old. In the beginning it was considered a proud achievement when a scene or two from a Hollywood movie was shot on location in one of the islands or in Guyana. It was a mark of arrival if one appeared in a crowd scene and the certain status of hero for any local actor who landed a bit part. Any claim of connection to or part ownership of Hollywood actors or contact with the international cinema was a source of national pride, before the enterprise to create original local films began to emerge.

Jamaica’s claim to fame was that Errol Flynn had a home in Port Antonio and Harry Belafonte had parentage connections and could be claimed by Jamaica.

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