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Ernest Hilaire wants Film Commission for Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia: Ernest Hilaire, the minister for tourism and investment of Saint Lucia, mentioned about the need in the nation to build infrastructure to fulfil and promote the needs of film making through a dedicated Film Commission establishment. The vision of the minister is around Saint Lucia being one of the choices of the filmmakers in the global film industry.

In his statement, the reason behind the need for a dedicated Film Commission is to serve the needs of the production houses who want to shoot their films on the island. Saint Lucia for a long time been a destination for movies due to its beauty and nature.

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Minister Ernest Hilaire, said in his statement that film making is stayed crucial part of investment and tourism in Saint Lucia but currently the nation is observing some logistic issues that are not able to fulfil the necessities of film productions.

Ernest Hilaire mentioned, “There was a proposal for a movie to be shot in Saint Lucia, but what they were asking for, we really could not provide. For example, they wanted three hundred rooms for six weeks in one hotel, and we really could not have provided it.”

This is where Minister Ernest Hilaire looks at the need for the film commission of Saint Lucia which will help to manage the film making infrastructure in the nation. The commission will also manage the marketing of Saint Lucia to promote it as the destination for film production more frequently.

Minister said, “It is something that we need to get going because, for you to promote the use of Saint Lucia as a location, you need to have the capacity.”

In his statement, the Minister mentions that how Saint Lucia kept serving the global filmmakers which also helped in the betterment of national growth. The natural beauty of the nation attracted the tourist to the nation which remained a crucial part of the national growth.

The same natural heritage became the reason for the production of some iconic movies on the island like Pirates of the Caribbean, Superman 2, and Dr Dolittle. This also became the reason for the tourists to visit the island nation to explore the sites they saw in the movies.

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The film making always remained one of the crucial points of attraction for tourism in nations around the world, like Saint Lucia and other Caribbean nations. This also brings investment into the country which leads to the betterment of the national market.

Saint Lucia is still a similarly dedicated choice of film makers around the world, but Minister Ernest Hilaire wants the island to be prepared for serving the production houses with the grand vision that could also lead to the betterment of the local people.

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