BTA To Host Info Session On Film Productions

September 14, 2016

The Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] says attracting film productions to the island will “bring economic activity to a cross-section of the community.” and anyone interested in the potential opportunities is encouraged to attend an information session next week.

It will take place Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30pm at The Berkeley Institute. Those interested in attending should register online here.

The BTA is creating a film production registry to list local talent, equipment resources and small businesses that cater to filmmakers, which it says  ”will educate film industry decision makers about the assets and services available to them should they choose Bermuda.”

The BTA’s Director of Public and Stakeholder Relations Glenn Jones said: “We want stakeholders to understand the economic benefits of attracting film productions stretch beyond cameramen, grips and location scouts.

“The BTA is pursuing the film industry for the benefit of caterers, transport operators and hotel workers as much as it is for production companies. We’re confident that with new regulations and fresh thinking a great economic opportunity for the country will emerge.”

Those interested in joining the registry should do so online before September 30, 2016 here.

Production companies already listed on the website’s Filming in Bermuda section should also complete this new registry process to ensure the most up-to-date information is captured.

“The BTA is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International and recognised as the certified film commission for Bermuda, part of a fraternity of film commissions around the world who have credibility with entertainment industry officials,” the BTA said.

“The BTA has formed an internal working group to devise strategies that will make Bermuda more attractive to filmmakers, television producers and video ad creators. It is sharing its findings with the Ministry of Tourism, Transport & Municipalities and other government agencies to determine areas of collaboration.

At the September 21 forum presenters include Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons, and Jamari Douglas, digital marketing manager for the BTA.

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