FIJI TIMES 19 Feb 2020 – FILM Fiji was responsible for $702.9 million worth of economic activity between 2014 and 2018, while having a government support of $6.9 million for the same period.
This information is contained in a review report of the agency that was tabled in Parliament on Monday by the Standing Committee on Social Services.
In their presentation to the committee, Film Fiji stated that 4454 jobs were created between 2014-2019 while overseas television series and movies were made in Fiji.
A total of 333 productions took place in Fiji during this period.
“The contribution to GDP by the AV (audiovisual) industry in 2017 was similar to the sugar industry,” stated Film Fiji. Only eight staff members were employed at Film Fiji when these achievements were made.
The year 2018 recorded the highest number of productions in Fiji –– at 106 –– that saw an economic activity of $271 million, stated Film Fiji. It said 1480 Fijians were directly employed in 2018 in the audiovisual sector.