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The Cabinet has approved a proposal presented by the Antigua and Barbuda Film Commission to promote the country as a prime location for movie-making.
The proposal aims to increase the attractiveness of Antigua and Barbuda as a venue for movie production.
The government has agreed to provide free access to all historical sites in Antigua and Barbuda, allowing moviemakers to shoot at these locations.
Additionally, the government will assist in acquiring licenses for drones and helicopters for aerial filming.
It was noted that other Caribbean destinations are competing to attract film-making and offer more generous terms than Antigua and Barbuda.
Therefore, this proposal is necessary to boost the country’s film industry and increase its regional competitiveness.
Antigua and Barbuda has been a location for several feature films since the 1970s.
The country’s film production company, HAMA Films has produced several critically acclaimed features, which have gained recognition locally and abroad.
With this new proposal, the country is set to attract more filmmakers and boost its film industry.