Webb gives ‘Witch’ new life

Animator Michael Webb (Naphtali Junior)

With the constant plea for film-makers to create local content with international appeal, one animator is moving forward with products geared for that wider market. Michael Webb is a US-trained software engineer who has parlayed his expertise and love for movies into creating content with a very ... Read More

Earthkry bandPhoto: Lee Abel Earthkry racks up overseas miles
In June, the Jamaica Observer presented a series looking at reggae artistes going on tour. We follow ... Read More

On the set of The Rich and the Ruthless (Antonio Graham) VIDEO: Rowell shoots for ‘Location Jamaica’
THE threat of a tropical wave did nothing to dampen the spirits on the set of the Rich and the Ruthl ... Read More

Exile Di Brave (left) and French film director Romaine ‘Sher khan’ Chiffre at the Rock Dem release party in Kingston recently. Exile Di Brave goes to movies
Exile Di Brave is always putting out new and exciting projects for his growing fan base. The fast- ... Read More

Film festival off?

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, August 09, 2016    

Participants in last year’s Jamaica Film Festival at the Courtleigh Auditorium in St Andrew.

THE second staging of the Jamaica Film Fesitval, set for September this year, seems to have hit a snag and will not take place this year. The event — which was first held in July last year — an initiative of the then film commissioner Carole Beckford, was to be repeated this year. However, when new film commissioner Renee Robinson took up that post in February of this year, it was announced that the July staging of the festival was being shifted to align the local festival with the ... Read More

Nick’s dancehall flick to premiere in Toronto

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter | Sunday, July 31, 2016    

Nick Cannon

King of the Dancehall, a film by American entertainer Nick Cannon and shot in Jamaica last year, will premiere at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September. A source close to the production confirmed that the film, which stars Cannon, Whoopi Goldberg, Busta Rhymes and Ky-Mani Marley, will have its Jamaican premiere shortly after debuting at the prestigious film festival in Canada. Cannon has been quoted in other sections of the international media saying he is &ldqu ... Read More

US television movie to film in Jamaica

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, July 28, 2016    

Victoria Rowell (second right) on the set of  The Rich and the Ruthless in Los Angeles.

COME next Tuesday, cameras will roll in Montego Bay on a television series being helmed by American actress Victoria Rowell. Best known to Jamaicans for her long-standing role in the television soap opera The Young and the Restless, Rowell and her team will be in the island for a few days to film segments of a new prime-time soap opera television movie, The Rich and the Ruthless. “I have always loved Jamaica... been going there since the 1980s and the beauty of the island is seen in its ... Read More

Little-White still wants Miss Lou film

Wednesday, July 27, 2016    

Folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley

/p> A film celebrating the life of Jamaican folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley, popularly known as Miss Lou, is still on the cards for producer Lennie Little-White. The filmmaker said he is currently on the hunt for funding to execute the production tentatively titled Looking Back, Travelling Forward. “This film on Miss Lou is definitely still on the cards for me,” Little-White told the Jamaica Observer yesterday, which marked the 10th anniversary of her passing. “I wou ... Read More

Three-peat for Vivica Fox

Wednesday, July 20, 2016    

File photo shows American actress Vivica Fox celebrating one of her birthdays in Jamaica. (Photo: Observer file)

FOR a third year in a row, American actress and television host Vivica Fox has chosen Jamaica to celebrate her birthday. This year, she intends to ring in her 52nd at the exquisite Secrets Resort in Montego Bay, St James, on July 30. “I truly love Jamaica. In fact, I feel like I have earned the title ‘Jamerican’ with my many visits here in the past few years. I appreciate the culture, the people, the food, simply everything about this wonderful island. It’s a real joy ... Read More



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