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2017, Busy Year For Audio Visual Industry: Film Fiji

Film Fiji chief executive, Dallas Foon, says 2017 will be a very busy year for the audio visual industry. Mr Foon said they are flooded with much higher volumes of
18 Jan 2017 11:00
2017, Busy Year For Audio Visual Industry: Film Fiji
Bollywood movie being shot in Lautoka last year. Photo: KATHRIN KRISHNA.

Film Fiji chief executive, Dallas Foon, says 2017 will be a very busy year for the audio visual industry.

Mr Foon said they are flooded with much higher volumes of inquiries than before from Hollywood and Bollywood film makers.

“At this point in time with productions yet to start, we are not able to provide any details other than to advise that production spending will be significant,” Mr Foon said.

In terms of forecast productions for this year, Mr Foon said they are unable to provide any further detail due confidentiality reasons.

This includes any commercial information on budgets and investments.

Meanwhile, commenting on an article on Variety Staff website-“Fiji Lures Producers With One of the World’s Highest Tax Rebates”, Mr Foon said this article did not originate from here.

He said some facts as outlined by the article were not accurate.

The article read: “To qualify for the 47 per cent rebate, a film or TV production must spend a minimum of nearly $118,000. There’s a project cap of $13.3 million.”

But Mr Foon clarified, rebate was 47 per cent on qualifying Fiji production expenditure, capped at FJ$60million.

He added they can advise that the incentive is attracting attention in the film making world.

 

Feedback:  farzana.nisha@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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