Movie industry within the CNMI

CNMI Official Seal (PNC file photo)

CNMI Governor Ralph Torres and Hollywood producer Brad Krevoy are collaborating to create a film industry in the CNMI.

The film industry, according to the CNMI Governor, will create new jobs and produce a minimum of 20 movies over the course of the next five years.

In addition to the film industry creating new jobs, there will also be training for film school students, increasing tourism, and diversifying the local economy says, Torres.

Krevoy is the founder and CEO of Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA), which is a leading Hollywood company well-known for creating movies and having a strong marketing force internationally and in the U.S.

Krevoy is also known for comedies such as Dumb and Dumber, Beverly Hills Ninja, and Netflix movies such as A Christmas Melody starring Mariah Carey, and various Hallmark Christmas Movies. The most recent film Krevoy has produced is Falling for Christmas starring Lindsay Lohan, which is one of Netflix’s Top 10 Movies in the U.S. today.

Krevoy, in a media release said, “I’ve shot movies all over the world, but I’ve never been to a location with more natural beauty than the CNMI. I’m very excited to be starting this venture with Governor Torres, and know, with the people of Saipan and the CNMI, we will be able to share all that the islands have to offer.”

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.