Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, is encouraging all members of the entertainment fraternity to sign on to the National Registry of Entertainment Practitioners (e-Registry).
The e-Registry is a single repository of information on culture and creative practitioners.
When fully operational it will act as a central portal for listing Jamaican entertainment service providers and companies including their key profile and contact information.
In addition to authenticating the legitimacy of practitioners, it provides them with access to benefits relating to their tools of trade.
All practitioners within the cultural and creative industries covering film, fashion, dance, music, visual and the performing arts should register.
Minister Grange, who was addressing a virtual estate planning and pensions symposium for creative practitioners on February 16, said that registered practitioners will receive a range of benefits including access to various facilities to make it easier for them to do business.
She noted that these facilities are available for individual entertainment practitioners as well as entertainment companies.