New features for GATFFEST

This year's staging of the Greater August Town Film Festival (GATTFEST), will have a number of new features. Read More

Daniel Craig hurt on Bond set in Ja
Daniel Craig, the English actor who plays James Bond, was injured on the set of Bond 25 while filming in Portland, Jamaica, recently.According to UK tabloid The Sun, the 51-year-old fell during a running scene.... Read More

What's in a location?
The image of actress Ursula Andress emerging from the Caribbean Sea in the first James Bond film Dr No, has become a moment in film history. Not only was the Swiss actress stunning in her ivory bikini, but the spectacular setting of Laughing Waters, located just outside Ocho Rios on...... Read More

Bond back in Ja
AS many as 500 Jamaicans are expected to be employed during filming of the 25th James Bond movie for which production kicks off on Sunday in Portland.... Read More

A royal premiere

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Tuesday, April, 16 2019    

Specially invited guests of HBO television series, Game of Thrones got the royal treatment at its premiere at Digicel's sqwanky downtown Kingston headquarters on Sunday evening. Read More

First Blood for Oraine?

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, April, 5 2019    

WHAT started as a way to stay out of trouble blossomed into a career for 25-year-old Oraine Meikle. He is nominated for an Actor Boy Award in the category Best Actor in A Lead Role in the play One Blood. Read More

Ja/Bond talks intensify

Sunday, March, 31 2019    

Discussions around Jamaica being a location for the latest James Bond film are intensifying. Read More

Sprinter out the blocks

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver com | Friday, March, 29 2019    

The Jamaican film community turned out in numbers for Tuesday's première of Sprinter, director Storm Saulter's latest production. Although it is inspired by Jamaica's imposing presence on international track and field and dominance of sprinter Usain Bolt, the film takes a human interest... Read More

Film is big business

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

A call is being made for more private sector investment in the creative industry, particularly film, in order for the sector to reach full potential. That perspective was shared by film commissioner and head of the film, animation and music unit at Jampro, Renee... Read More

Sprinter bolts into cinemas

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

 Local audiences will soon have the opportunity to view the local film Sprinter. Read More

Wheel and come again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Friday, March, 22 2019    

PLAYERS in the local music industry are being encouraged to formalise themselves and take advantage of global business opportunities facilitated by JAMPRO, the government's investment and promotions agency. Read More

Brinsley Forde finally sees Babylon

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, March, 20 2019    

AFTER a 40-year wait, Brinsley Forde recently attended the premiere of the film, Babylon, in which he plays the lead role. The event took place at Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. Read More

Keeping the Bond with JA

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

COULD the next James Bond film be shot in Jamaica? Read More

Kia Moses in full flight

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, March, 12 2019    

Jamaican film-maker Kia Moses was a winner at last weekend's Black Women Film Network Summit held at the Atlanta Technical College in the United States. Read More

A whole new world

BY RORY DALEY Observer writer | Sunday, March, 3 2019    

With the première of her television series on February 26, It's a Woman's World creator, executive producer and host Stacy-Ann Smith hopes her hour-long programme provide the forum for Jamaican women to give voice to the things affecting their daily lives. Read More


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