*At the end of March, African American media outlets descended on Nassau to cover the international premiere of producer/director Tyler Perry’s new film, “Why Did I Get Married Too?,” which was filmed in The Islands Of The Bahamas and opened in North American theaters on April 2nd.
While in the Bahamas, journalists visited the picturesque Island of Eleuthera, where much of the movie was filmed at the oceanfront villa, Lush Life. The day-long tour of Eleuthera was followed by a press conference at Ristorante Luciano’s of Chicago in Nassau with producer/director Tyler Perry; Sen. The Honourable Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, Minister of Tourism and Aviation; Vernice Walkine, Director General, Ministry of Tourism and Aviation; and Bishop Neil Ellis of Neil C. Ellis Ministries, who was instrumental in securing the first international film premiere held in the Bahamas since “Buck and the Preacher” in 1971.
The red-carpet premiere was held at the Atlantis Theater at the Atlantis, Paradise Island. Cast members in attendance included Tyler Perry, Sharon Leal and Michael Jai White. Other celebrities and dignitaries on-hand included NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson; David and Tamela Mann from the TBS series “Meet the Browns;” Jawn Murray from “The Tom Joyner Morning Show”; and Her Excellency Nicole Avant, U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. Proceeds from the star-studded screening benefited Sister to Sister, a Bahamian charity that provides support services to breast cancer survivors.
Since 2004, seven feature films have been shot on the Island of Eleuthera, including “Three,” “Mysterious,” “Eleutheran Adventure,” “Fool’s Gold,” “Rain,” “Float,” “Daybreak,” and “Why Did I Get Married Too?”
About The Islands Of The Bahamas:
Life in the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas just keeps getting better. And it’s easy to see why. With world-class diving and fishing, miles of picture perfect beaches, and gorgeous turquoise water, visitors have the opportunity to do everything or nothing at all. From Exuma, Eleuthera and Abaco to exciting Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island, this tropical paradise is as culturally diverse as it is vibrantly beautiful. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bahamas. To purchase one-of-a-kind items and mementos from the Bahamas, visit www.eshopbahamas.com.
Bahamas Ministry of Tourism