Movies

Kia Moses takes off

As the Jamaican film industry continues to grow, upcoming director/producer Kia Moses is ready to make her contribution to its development.She is pleased with its current path. Read More

Flight takes off at Gatffest
The short film, Flight , won five awards including the Archibald McDonald Award for Best of Gatffest 2019. The 10-day festival concluded Sunday with an awards ceremony at the Medical Sciences Building, University of the West Indies,...... Read More

Mary Seacole goes to the movies
A FILM based on the life of pioneer Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole is in the works, according to Variety Magazine.... Read More

Mother Earth on show at show at Gatffest
MOTHER Earth's well-being was the focus of short films Beneath The Surface and Island Strong, which premiered at Gatffest Film Festival, now in its seventh year.... Read More

Gatffest begins tonight

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer | Friday, June, 21 2019    

The 2019 Gatffest Film Festival (formerly Greater August Town Film Festival) opens tonight at Visitors' Lodge, at the University of The West Indies Mona Campus. It ends June 30. Read More

From movies to music

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, June, 14 2019    

Although his film ventures have been fairly successful, Jamaican actor/movie producer Orville Matherson has decided to segue into music because he believes the two industries complement each other. Read More

Kerry Washington to receive independence award

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

Emmy and Golden Globe nominated American/Jamaican actress Kerry Washington will this year be honoured with the Artistic Achievement Award at Jamaica's 57th Independence Black Tie Gala, slated for the Hilton Westchester hotel, Rye Brook, in New York on August... Read More

Palace to shine in Portmore

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 26 2019    

Special features are coming for Sunshine Palace, the new cinema to be opened in Portmore, St Catherine, next month. Read More

Man with a plan

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 22 2019    

Amidst heated abortion debates locally and internationally, American film producer Michael Manhardt believes Unplanned, his debut project, is timely. Read More

New features for GATFFEST

Sunday, May, 19 2019    

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

BY KEDIESHA PERRY Observer writer | Wednesday, May, 15 2019    

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?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

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

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, April, 26 2019    

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 aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | 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



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