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JAMPRO and Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) have officially launched the 'Post-COVID-19 Safe Return to Set' industry guidelines that will govern filming during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica. Read More

Patrons show up for the movies
After being closed for nearly four months the island's cinemas operated by Palace Amusement Company opened their doors on Wednesday to mixed reviews.... Read More

New times for cinema reopening
CINEMA operators, Palace Amusement Company has announced new movie times as it prepares for tomorrow's opening of Carib 5 and Palace Cineplex in Kingston, Sunshine Palace in Portmore, and Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay.... Read More

Kissing starts again in French films
PARIS, France (AFP) — Actors have started kissing again on French film shoots, the country's culture minister has said.... Read More

Empowerment through entertainment

RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

Belle Castle, near Hector's River in Portland, is a quiet community. Far removed from bustling industry, the younger residents of the community struggle to find means of employment. Read More

Don Reid goes to film

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

DON Reid, the bank manager-turned-songwriter and recording artiste, has released a short film chronicling his life story entitled I Know Who I Am . Read More

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

Saturday, May, 23 2020    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting... Read More

ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

T he final episodes of The Last Dance have aired, yet ESPN has one more programme to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth championship. Read More

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars of Cannes Film Festival have stayed home, its prestigious grounds repurposed as a homeless shelter and the beaches closed. Read More

Jerry Stiller, comedian and Seinfeld actor, dies at 92

Tuesday, May, 12 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom Seinfeld and the basement-dwelling... Read More

Taika Waititi to direct new Star Wars film

Tuesday, May, 5 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi, the New Zealand film-makerof Jojo Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok , will direct a new Star Wars film. Read More

Actor Boy Awards set for May 9

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@Jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 3 2020    

The Actor Boy Awards, which recognises excellence in local theatre, will be handed out this Saturday, May 9. Read More

'I feel like I've already won'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 26 2020    

FOR local dramaturge Dr Brian Heap, just being among the final 20 writers shortlisted for this year's Commonwealth Short Story Prize qualifies as a win in his book. Read More

Sitting and waiting

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 5 2020    

There are mixed emotions coming from Jamaican dancer Tara Price, who is currently a member of the cast for the UK-based touring company of the hit musical The Lion King. Read More

Coronavirus derails James Bond

Wednesday, March, 18 2020    

SUPER spy James Bond is the latest casualty of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The latest instalment, No Time to Die — slated for release on April 2 and April 10 in the United States — has been postponed until November. Read More



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