Happy New Years, as we close out 2011 and say a fond farewell to the year I would like to take this time to give thanks to all those close to me and to those who have help us here at the Belize Film Commission. This has been a year of many highs and some lows but we have managed to do some noteworthy things over the past 12 months. I would like to thank our glorious Prime Minister, Dean Oliver Barrow and his wife Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow for their support of the Film Commission Office. Thanks to the parent entity, NICH which is headed by Ms. Diane Haylock and her staff. I want to thank all the folks that have chosen Belize as their location for their production, because with out you my office would be obsolete. I want to let the Belizean public know that we have some major things coming on board for 2012 so please keep your eyes and ears open because you'll be hearing a lot more about Belize and all the wonderful films that are being done here in our Jewel. We have big plans for increasing our vendor pool so that when these big Hollywood productions come come they will be able to find every piece of equipment from our local market. We have a phrase that we use in the office "Film Belize". That's the phrase we will propel our industry into new heights throughout 2012 and beyond. The 2012 Belize Film Festival, will be a global event and will present Belize in a positive light.
Nigel P. Miguel
Belize Film Commissioner