Dominica government aids American Tarzan filming
Press Release Discover Dominica
June 20, 2016 8:33 P.M
Roseau, Dominica (TDN)
The Government of Dominica provided concessions valued at over US$60,000 for the filming of the Discovery Channel’s American Tarzan , an endurance adventure show which premieres at 10 pm on July 6, 2016. Locally, the Discovery Channel can be viewed on Marpin 2K4 channel 19 and Digicel Play channel 55.
A forty member crew arrived in Dominica in March this year and spent 8 weeks scouting for and filming American Tarzan. Assistance was provided to the crew in facilitating entry and exit of equipment and supplies, obtaining the necessary film permits and licenses and establishing medical evacuation plan if needed.
Preliminary estimates indicate the film crew spent in excess of US$300,000 on local goods and services while on island, and contributed approximately US$1 million in economic activity to the local economy.
Dominica will receive extensive television coverage once the show premieres to millions of Discovery Channel viewers worldwide, and through rebroadcasts of this episode. The Dominica episode is the inaugural episode of American Tarzan and will feature seven competitors enduring various challenges across Dominica’s rugged terrain to earn the title of American Tarzan.
Director of Tourism Colin Piper commented, “This series and the promotional opportunities it provides to Dominica are precisely what DDA hoped for when we developed, staged and distributed our Nature Island Challenge; certainly American Tarzan and the Discovery Channel now can showcase the beauty and charm of Dominica globally.”
Initiatives to support filming in Dominica are facilitated through the Dominica Film Office in order to meet the Government’s objective of stimulating economic growth through creative industries.
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Maria Herrera, one of seven contestants on American Tarzan. (Photo by Discovery Channel).