The Department of Tourism met US-based filmmakers in Los Angeles, California to help promote Philippine film tourism.
The meeting on Apr. 21, 2023 gathered film executives and creative industries stakeholders of LA during one of the ‘listening tours’ of the DOT overseas to collect insights from Filipino and other international filmmakers and devise ways to spur the viability of film tourism development in the Philippines.
“We are determined to push for the country and for the Filipino story to be told, and also to pitch for the Philippines as a viable destination to tell stories from around the world,” said DOT Secretary Christina Frasco.
She encouraged international movie producers and filmmakers to consider the Philippines as their next film location.
The Philippines offers filming incentives through the Film Development Council of the Philippines. Under the FDCP is the Film Philippines Office, of which the DOT is a member.