Grupo Vidanta says it provided SPECTRE financial help

Image that accompanied a Groupo Vidanta e-mail.

Image that accompanied a Grupo Vidanta e-mail.

Grupo Vidanta, a major resort developer and operator, says it was among the Mexican companies that provided financial support to SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film.

Here’s the text of an e-mail sent to Grupo Vidanta customers that also includes the image on the right:

Just as we’re constantly striving to inspire happiness for you and your family, we’re constantly working to provide innovative opportunities that will benefit Mexico’s people and economy. That’s why we’re incredibly excited to announce our financial support of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, which is to be filmed in Mexico City.

In addition to stimulating the local economy during production, Spectre will showcase the spectacular scenery and rich cultural heritage of the city. Bringing this famous franchise to Mexico supports our aim to promote our beloved country as a premier global tourist destination just as we did with JOYÀ, our groundbreaking collaboration with Cirque du Soleil. As part of a franchise that’s made almost $5 billion dollars, this movie offers a prime opportunity to highlight the best of what Mexico has to offer to millions — riches that are yours to explore during your visits to the Vidanta destinations.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about this news and all it means for Mexico, your home away from home. We can’t wait to see you again soon!

The MI6 James Bond website had a STORY ON MARCH 18 quoting Eon Productions co-boss Michael G. Wilson as saying the movie had support from private Mexican companies interested in promoting Mexican tourism. Wilson made the comments during a news conference in Mexico City.

SPECTRE’s pre-credits sequence takes place in Mexico. The movie has gotten tax incentives from Mexico. Memos that became public because of the hacking at Sony Pictures included discussions of how to maximize the incentives. The Sony hack also made public memos that indicate SPECTRE’s budget could exceed $300 million, making it one of the most expensive ever made.

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