Thursday, November 2, 2017

History of the Bahamas Film Industry timeline update 
invites you to participate in the Bahamas Film Industry timeline update.

 What is the Bahamas Film Industry timeline update?

The Bahamas Film Industry timeline update is an online information gathering process. It is open to the public to provide documented information on the accomplishments of Bahamians who rose to fame as a pioneer in the Bahamas Film Industry or as a contributor to the American Film Industry.
Many Bahamian pioneers in the film industry have been lost in time, others overlooked by the establishments of the past or simply had their importance ignored because of race, color, religious belief, social status, political affiliation, sexual view point or life management philosophy. As a result many are missing from the pages of conventional records.  In continued celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Bahamas Film Industry, we are launching into the future by honoring the accomplishments of those that came before us, as well as the unsung heroes still among us.

If you know anyone who qualifies to be honored in the new official update of the Bahamas Film Industry timeline 
now in progress,  please recommend them by providing us with a brief documented account of their story in the comment section of

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    1.    Properly identify yourself with your contact, first and last name, email as well as a telephone
         number in the event we need to follow up.

    2.   Your recommendation comments should be no more than seventy-five words or less.

    3.  Enter your recommendation comments with the headline that reads, example:  “Recommending
         John Doe” followed by documented  information in the comment box at the bottom of , (files will be stored for review by the Bahamas Film Industry timeline
         committee for timeline placement consideration).

Statement of integrity and governance of the Bahamas Film Industry timeline update is the official data entry point authorized to receive documented recommendations of Bahamians to be considered for inclusion in the  Bahamas Film Industry timeline update. is not a platform for launching complaints, protest, personal attacks or engaging in chat fights or discussions. The platform is not designed to respond to inquiries. reserves the right to not process or discontinue processing of timeline posting at its discretion and for any reason, with or without prior notice.  Being posted in the timeline is considered a well earned honorable privilege, not a right that’s enforceable.  We invite the participation of everyone, as each entry will be received with respectful consideration and process without prejudice and at the highest level of professionalism. Thank you for your participation.

What's your place in the Bahamas new number one industry?

What's your place in the Bahamas movie industry?

Stars In Paradise would like to know.

In 1994, Stars In Paradise magazine made its local debut among the extensive press corp. that covered the courageous launch of Megavision Pictures series of opening events, under the creative direction of Jefford Curre'. This historical moment was the highlight of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce week and provided a portal to the next step in the Bahamas' economic development.

Since that small beginning, Stars In Paradise has grown steadily with the Bahamas Film Industry and has become the most trusted source for Bahamas cinema trade information. Stars In Paradise is the Bahamas’official film industry magazine. Count on us to be there, highlighting the people on the cutting edge of the Bahamas Film Industry.

This is the international premiere of "Stars In Paradise" We look forward to learning about your premieres, festival updates, reviews and deep probing interviews. Let us be the first to know about your movie making plans, progress and success. We at Stars In Paradise magazine understand your need to focus on the positive. We are committed to the Bahamas' movie makers with a global perspective, and our commitment extends equally to manufacturers and educators, who are looking for opportunities to expand their market. That’s why Stars In Paradise magazine is the first choice of Hollywood’s film executives.

With strong industry circulation and a reputation for building superstars, no magazine is better positioned to make a stronger impression on your target market. It is little wonder why Stars In Paradise magazine is the Bahamas’ leading film industry publication.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jefford Curre' breaks silence on the close encounter, during the deadliest massacre in USA history.


As pandemonium set in among the Las Vegas resort community, Jefford Curre’ reminisced on his childhood,  as he spoke with Stars In Paradise magazine.    “I could not help thinking that if I was still an active member of a Pentecostal church in the Bahamas, I would still be in one of those long services at the time of the tragedy.   It was our last Las Vegas week stopover for the Fall season and it just so happened to fall on October 1st.   I talked to a few relatives and friends that week on the phone, but did not want to create unnecessary concern.  I thought it would be a better idea to wait until things subsided in the media before sharing any details.’’

 Just one month earlier Jefford Curre’ touchdown to rock Vegas as a guest of the Steve Forbes Seventieth Birthday Anniversary Celebration. This time he had returned for, believe it or not - quiet time. The Bahamas leading man of action passed on all complimentary invites and opted for a private residence.   He used the quiet time to concentrate on completing an updated draft for his new book episode “Jefford Curre’ Civilian Engagement’’, which is set for release exclusively on Amazon this Thanksgiving. To this point everything had gone right on schedule. RiQashan, a younger member of the entourage, had made the line-up as a Brand Ambassador for the Route 91 Country Music Festival. Then a mysterious wave of events started to unfold.
Within hours the busy Las Vegas Strip became as barren as a ghost town.  

Earlier that day there was a state of confusion, concerning the schedule of RiQashan’s Brand Ambassador contract.  Even with the best connections, politicking and negotiating, a degree of uncertainty remained surrounding her assignment.  “I was in the middle of my final draft when Danielle burst through the door and informed us that a round of machine gun fire had just rained from an elevated window of the Mandalay Bay Resort.  My adrenaline kicked in and everyone naturally went into high alert.   The first thing that came to my mind was, ‘Where is RiQashan’. Later that evening we got the sobering news.   If everything had gone according to plans, she would have been directly in the line of fire of the biggest massacre in USA history.”

It was a moment of truth for the globetrotting Curre’ family.  Her contract covered a five day promotional event appearance at the Mandalay Bay Resort, but no appearance was required at the festival  the evening of October 1st.   Highly disappointed, she headed back from the Mandalay Bay Resort, and went directly to bed.   An hour later all hell broke lose on the exact location of where she would have been assigned. The local police did an excellent job in a sweep of the area, as rumors of a possible second shooter was beginning to set in along the Las Vegas Strip.  Early the following morning everyone was given an option to show or not show up to complete the Brand Ambassador project that was to continue inside the Mandalay  Bay Resort.

RiQashan Curre’ has an unusual ability to remain in high spirits, even through some of the most trying times. That could be due to the fact that she uses her faith as a means to overcome, by relying on a power greater than herself.  On the other hand, it could be due to the fact that she was literally born on a Walt Disney location. In an early morning interview with Stars In Paradise magazine RiQashan told reporters that she felt it was important to the Curre’ family’s code of honor, to fulfill the contractual obligation and not leave the promoters hanging in a mess, just because of one mad man. After a critical assessment, it was decided that Jefford, along with an upscale security deployment would accompany RiQashan back to the Mandalay Bay Resort to fulfill the last two days of the contractual obligations. The Bahamas leading man of action spent the day doing his best to comfort broken people around Las Vegas. Some called it pure luck, others say it was divine intervention. Regardless of what label you place on this series of mysterious events, one thing has been brought to the forefront of everyone, plans for tomorrow are only plans.  For Jefford Curre’ and the Bahamas First Family of Cinema, it means putting off nothing for tomorrow and being thankful for even the storms and detours along the way.
Remaining positive, the Curre’ family continues to celebrate as though the world will never end.        

Jefford Curre' Bahamas film industry ''Man of the year''. The inventor of the Bahamas movie industry and the box-office entrepreneur who financially engineered the global rise of the Bahamian indigenous movie making movement, winning big against incredible odds.


Marinated in well placed, side-splitting humor, as only Jefford Curre' can do. "JEFFORD CURRE' CIVILIAN ENGAGEMENT" is an adventurous story that will help you realize that dark moments don't last forever. It will hurt. It can even kill you if you don't change your perspective. More importantly is the fact that if it doesn't kill you, it will always lead you to a higher place and that includes work, play, business, and relationships. This book episode is loaded with heroes just like you, who struggled and made impossible dreams come true.

7 of the most frequently asked questions about the Bahamas leading man of action and the rise of the Bahamas movie industry.

Question 1.  How did a monkish nerd like Jefford get to live in with forty super hot girls, during his training days in Los Angeles and what did he do?

Steamy, stylish, risky and compelling. “Jefford Curre' Civilian Engagement” has been praised for highlighting one of the most intriguing chapters in the making of modern cinema history. It's bold and determine, with an out of the box approach that's not even trying to be like anything you've read before. Venture behind the scenes of a never before told story.  Ride along with the Bahamas biggest and most popular action figure.  From the nerve dangling pioneering missions of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, follow through to his ground breaking invention of the Bahamas Film Industry.  Be a part of the action as he braves the rugged and treacherous frontiers of off-shore politics, sex, banking, and religion. Find out how this box-office genius changed the game and financially engineered the rise of the Bahamian indigenous movie-making movement.
Question 2. How do you make money in the Bahamas Film Industry and still go to heaven?

(This book does not give advice of any kind.  Though the story is true, it's intended for entertainment purposes only, and should not be the basis of any decisions.)


Star/Director/Creator of
“Paradise Intrigue” the Bahamas first movie
Question 3. Apart from his mother and father, who were the mystery mentors behind the rise of Jefford Curre', and why did they commit to his vision?

Before entering the movie business, the elusive Jefford Curre’ lived a very dangerous life. He found himself managing multi-million dollar temptations, in the deadly intervention of major narcotics smuggling operations that traffic through the outer limits of the Bahamas.  Like a “Bond-style” bounty hunter, running real life intervention missions for the Bahamas government, he spent more than 5-1/2 years at the center of the non-stop classified action.  As a highly trusted direct entry specialist, he has more than 37 off the record missions to his credit. Jefford Curre' was raised under monk style conditions by strict, but loving  Christian parents on the 7 by 21-mile island of New Providence, Nassau Bahamas.  At the age of eighteen, he was discreetly recruited to the front lines of law endorsement', catapulted into a culture where the takedown of murderous drug criminals, sophisticated money launderers, virtuous hot women and disgruntled weapons experts were the order of an average day.

At the age of four, his box office journey began while out to the shopping center with his mother.  It was the first time he had seen a moving picture. He was so intrigued by the fun the little people were having inside the T.V. set, he ran around the back of the big T.V. to see if he could get inside. After inquiring, his mother told him that they were movie stars and movie stars don't go to heaven. His family was a part of a strict religious order who in time had modernized their views toward cinema and became one of his greatest supporters.

Question 4. How did Jefford Curre' invent the Bahamas Film Industry?

It's ironic that Jefford Curre' would end up as the pioneer of the Bahamas Film Industry. Before his first trip to America as a young adult, pursuing film studies, he had not even set foot inside a movie theater. By 1990, the Bahamas was a nation trapped in the success of a volatile tourist trade. It was becoming more obvious that new innovation would be needed to secure future job market. The thought of indigenous people operating their own movie company was laughable.  Jefford Curre' saw the vision of the future and a clear shot for his people to rise toward real economic prosperity. He requested his parents to grant him his share of the family's inheritance in advance.

In 1991 on a highly organized shoestring budget he set up Megavision Pictures, a movie industry research, and development office in Guanahani Village, Nassau Bahamas.  The huge sign board on the wall indicated that a new way of entrepreneurial thinking was brewing among the locals.  By the summer of 1994, with the help of visionary resort operators, he incorporated Megavision Pictures  Limited and moved his base onto Paradise Island, occupying two locations under closed studio conditions.


 Question 5. How did Jefford Curre' crisis become his biggest opportunity?

Like all pioneers his obstacles were endless. The bank demanded to hold the family's $80,000 property in order to give a mere  $15,000 loan, which was a far cry from the original request of $30,000.  Then they surprisingly stretched the loan distribution over a very long period, in small increments.  It was an advanced predatory maneuver beyond the experience of the young entrepreneur. It created a dilemma that left him minus the family's property and literally the clothes on his back.  He was facing major embarrassment with a nervous wife in one arm and a crying baby in the other.  

The Bahamas leading man of action was facing his darkest day in the civilian life.  It was a situation that should have destroyed him, but instead motivated his interest in the study of financial engineering.  Employing savvy negotiation skills, it was not long before he was able to attract a network of innovative goal sharing partners to assist in the organization of the Megavision Kingdom Academy. An in-house home school that was designed especially to enable him to take the entire family on tours. Dirty diaper changes, production shoots, trailblazing mountain blizzards and often breakfast, lunch, and dinner in completely different cities. These are the conditions that molded the office of Jefford Curre' into an unbeatable force in the new world of Box-office excitement. Later as the children grew beyond toddler stage,  he redesigned the operation to equip entry level box-office entrepreneurs with the skills and perspective needed to avoid or overcome financial challenges and succeed at navigating full-time careers. 

Jefford Curre' changed the economic outlook of an entire nation and raise the bar of hope for many. It did not take long before everyone realized that making movies was something they could succeed at,  all they needed was a full-time commitment through hell or high water.  An army of locals now storms the indigenous cinema landscape. Jefford Curre' ingenious box-office innovations have been featured in a wide variety of major publications including the Wall Street Journal  ( ), Stars in Paradise and USA Today.

Question  6. What did the Prime Minister of the Bahamas do that gave Jefford Curre' a leap frog start in the invention of the Bahamas Film Industry and why? 

The phenomenal success of this youngster, who emerged from a skinny nerd, living on a dead end street, will change almost everything you thought you knew about how to succeed in the entertainment business.  Most importantly, his tenacity inspired struggling filmmakers around the world to realize their untapped power. His unstoppable momentum against incredible odds enabled Bahamians to realize for the first time that there was something they could succeed at without limitations. Jefford Curre' became the one to watch and a vivid example of the fact that they did not need a wealthy family, religious prestige, tight government connections or an impressive social status, in order to be a full-time success in the Bahamas new number one industry.

As a big advocate of honor, respect and allegiance, Jefford Curre' holds the Bahamas Film Industry's Distinguished Medal of Honor. He is the first inductee into the Bahamas Movie Hall Of Fame and leads by strategic influence, a new world of box-office excitement.   More than just a leader he is an artist beyond compare and a powerful inspiration to anyone who struggles to make impossible dreams come true. He lives between homes in the Bahamas and Los Angeles, when not on tour at least 200 dates a year.  He is often accompanied by his wife, Darlene and two daughters Danielle and RiQashan. They are all successful full-time box-office entrepreneurs in the global scope of the fast growing spectacular cinema movement, now branded as the Bahamas Film Industry, ( Long before Bahamian film festivals, screen actors associations, film camps and cinema societies, there was Jefford Curre' forging the Bahamas indigenous movie landscape into being. From an original indigenous cinema point of view, the Curre' family reigns as the Bahamas First Family of Cinema. Jefford, Darlene, Danielle, and RiQashan make up the core of a powerful indigenous international cinema group that's 7,000 strong and growing.  

Question 7. Where? 


This week in Bahmas Film Industry. Jefford Curre' and the rise of cool living.. .

As the Curre' family (Bahamas First Family of Cinema) brace themselves to spearhead a major charity project,  Their influence of the cool lifestyle is spreading like wild fire in the globle
scope of the Bahamas Film Industry

Jefford Curre' has done an amazing job at using his brand of leadership technology to keep the Bahamas Film Industry power under the control of the indigenous people. At the same time he has positioned the indigenous gateway to function with conferdance in opening the gate in order to  positively impact the world. Keep up with Stars In Paradise. on

Bahamas Film Industry Megavision Pictures. The gateway to success for the Bahamian film maker

Bahamian movie makers reload for success as they focus on the expantion of  the Bahamas first movie company Megavision Pictures.

Succeeding in the film business is like diving
from a skyscraper into a glass of water.
You must be highly focused, completely on target
and a little bit crazy.

Unless you have the time and money to waste, it would be wise to work with people who understand your needs, as well as the market you are trying to reach. - it's understandable why the confidence of the Bahamas is in megavision pictures it's sustainable track record to survive as a business entity sets it apart from the pack. It is the most trusted Bahamas brand in the global film market. That trusted is extended from the prestigious corridors of hollywood studios to the power coated sidewalks of wall street. -

Bahamas Film Industry MOVIE MAKING TIP #10 By Cinematographer Danielle Curré

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