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Grand Gala 2010

You are invited to provide full media coverage for the Jamaica Independence Festival Grand Gala on Friday, August 6, 2010 at the National Stadium beginning at 5p.m. In celebration of Jamaica's 48th anniversary of Independence, the event will feature over 3000 performers, costumed groups and popular artistes in an exciting fast paced 3-hour show. Persons are asked to be seated by 4:30 p.m. Guidelines for coverage of Jamaica Independence Festival Grand Gala

All media personnel including technical crews will require a JCDC Press Pass along with a valid media ID to gain access to the Stadium.

All accredited personnel who will be required to work the in field (restricted to still photographers and television crews) must collect a special media bib from the JIS Head Office located at 58a Half Way Tree Road, Kingston on Friday, August 6 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00pm.

Persons conducting outside broadcasts from the National Stadium are required to attend a dress rehearsal on Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 4 p.m. to begin establishing connectivity and identify a broadcasting space. Technical crews are expected establish setup by 10am on August 6, 2010.

CPTC will be providing the main television feed for all television stations. Free to air stations and cable stations will be allowed up to a maximum of 2 cameras.�

Only official media vehicles will be assigned parking passes. Parking will be provided in the assigned media parking zone.

Media personnel are asked to use the E10 gate to enter the stadium.

The JCDC will be providing media marshalls to provide assistance to media personnel covering the event. This team with be lead by Danielle Hopkins, JCDC Public Relations Coordinator (Tel: 371-3423/37602689) and Elaine Record , Public Relations Officer JIS (Tel: 926-3591-8/929-1919)

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