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‘Survivor’ Here On

  The Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday launched the Emmy award winning TV reality show “Survivor” to shoot their new season on location at Mana Island. He made the official announcement
21 May 2016 14:05
‘Survivor’ Here On
From Left:,Chief Executive Officer Film Fiji Dallas Foon,Chairperson for Film Fiji Shaenaz Voss,Standing in front shaking hands is Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum,Co-Executive Producer of Survivor Jesse Jensen, Supervising Producer for Survivors John John Kirhoffer,Kahaia Pearson,.Managing Director Fiji Airways Andre Viljoen,after the announcement of Film initiative(Survivors) at Fiji Airways Hangar in Nasoso in Nadi. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

 

The Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday launched the Emmy award winning TV reality show “Survivor” to shoot their new season on location at Mana Island.

He made the official announcement at the Fiji Airways Hangar at Nasoso, Nadi.

“This is obviously very good news for us. As you know the Government is very much focussed on bringing in the film industry to Fiji,” Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“This includes television shows and we are very glad the Survivor producers have seen Fiji as a fit location to have their 33rd series.”

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said Fiji Film had been encouraging such productions to come here.

“Given the very attractive packages that we have offered, the wonderful thing about it is also it not only creates needed employment it also has an enormous multiplier effect in excess of 2.2 but it also does showcase Fiji to the rest of the World,” he said.

“It helps us with our branding, helps us with our marketing as far as the tourism sector is concerned.”

Survivor co-executive producer Jesse Jensen thanked the Government in particular for the help and support.

“It’s been awesome the whole step of the way,” he said.

“We love it out here, with all the support given to us. FRCA has been amazing and Fiji Airways making sure they are always there when we had a problem; it’s been one of the smoothest upbit on the show for 17 years, the smoothest operation,” Mr Jensen said.

“For the last couple of years we have been to places where the water is beautiful but there is no fish, they dynamite fish for years, you come to Fiji and there is fish; everywhere and there is wildlife everywhere and the water is amazing, the best place ever.”

Film Fiji chairperson Shaenaz Voss  said: “It’s been a lot of hard work for us trying to get productions here in Fiji, but with the very attractive rebate that Government has put forward, we have seen a lot of productions, in fact we have two other productions in town right now.”

Film Fiji chief executive officer Dallas Foon said there were 11.7 million viewers per week for US Network watching Survivor.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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