The Belize Film Commission now has an office in New York, New York, United States of America. The office has been established under the concerted efforts of the Consul General of Belize in New York, Mr. Herman R. Longsworth, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), The Belize Film Commission (BFC) & The Office of The Minister of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture, Min. Patrick Faber. The office was officially established on September 20, 2018 through a request of Consul General Longsworth to assist the Belize Film Commission in expanding its reach in attracting film production and investment to Belize.
Consul General Longsworth, after seeing the progress at the Los Angeles office approached the Belize Film Commissioner, Nigel P. Miguel, suggesting the establishment of an East Coast presence for the Belize Film Commission within the Belize Consulate New York Office. The Belize Film Commission is honored to share office space with our Foreign Affairs Ministry and is very excited to have this opportunity to approach the New York market to increase investment and commerce in Belize through filming and production opportunities.
This partnership will promote Belize as a film friendly jurisdiction and a haven for investment in the film and production industry. The office will serve as a direct source of information for production companies, ad agencies and promoters who wish to visit Belize and feature our beautiful scenery and expanding infrastructure as the backdrop for their stories and events. Additionally, the office will serve as a launchpad location for Belizean celebrities such as Boxing Heavyweight Champion Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller and ABC's News Anchor Kendis Gibson, who are in the New York area, to promote their advancements in their prospective industries while also promoting Belize and its talented people.
The Belize Film Commission applauds the efforts of Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Consulate of Belize in New York City and The National Institute of Culture and History (NICH) for supporting the vision of The Belize Film Commission in our desire to broaden our reach and encourage our Belize to compete in the global market for production dollars in this competitive field.