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Foreign film makers taking advantage of tax rebate

July 30, 2018 5:23 am

Many foreign film makers are taking advantage of Fiji’s 47% tax rebate of films shot here.

For every amount spent by these foreign movie makers in Fiji, 47% of the total money spent is given back to the movie makers.

Film Fiji chief executive Dallas Foon says the film sector contributed to three hundred and sixty-one million dollars’ worth of economic activity last year.

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“This year, we have already hosted 56 foreign productions in the country and we have estimated their spend into our country at about $85.4 million already and that will generate about $24 million of economic growth.”

Foon says the revenue was generated from the seventy-four foreign film and TV series’ shot here last year.

He says the film Industry in Fiji has a long way to go and is urging more young Fijians to study in this field so they can be employed in this sector.

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