2 Mar 2007

Movie production unit to set up operations in Fiji

10:40 am on 2 March 2007

A 270 million US dollar movie production studio could begin operations in Fiji as early as next month, according to the Australian company that's behind the project.

New South Wales-based Beach Hut Media told the Fiji Times that it will operate the studio from the Yaqara Studio City at the University of the South Pacific's Yaqara Campus site.

Its chief executive officer, Brett Goldsworthy, says they are hoping to employ many talented locals to be part of the team.

He says while the production studio would not be anything as big as Warner Brothers, it would contribute to Fiji's economy and bring in much-needed investment and employment.