Jamaica and T&T lead the pack as Caribbean film industry grows

Over the last year, the Caribbean has been home to some prominent film productions, among them Idris Elba’s Yardie, Sprinter, executive produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, an episode of the late Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown and the online promo for Warner Brothers Studio’s “The Conjuring” series, “The Nun”.

These productions were shot in Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, two countries leading the region in film destination marketing and the development of an indigenous Caribbean film industry.

When it comes to attracting foreign film productions, Jamaica is ahead of the pack.

In 2017/18 the island hosted three feature films, Yardie, Like Father, and The Intent 2, as well as TV shows such as Marvel’s Luke Cage, Caribbean’s Next Top Model, The Amazing Race as well as…

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