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Cinema chief: 15 locally shot films herald a good year

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic Cinema Office director Ellis Perez expects a good year for that sector with as many as 15 films shot locally, whose producers he affirms will benefit from the Cinema Law’s incentives.

Though he didn’t specify them, the official said among the films will be international productions and a significant number of local proposals.

“I hope this doesn’t sound like an exaggeration, because there’ve been two or three films shot here per year and this will be a jump. For that same reason we feel a great challenge for us, because it’s an added demand for personnel specialized in cinematography,” he said.

Perez, quoted by news source, said the country doesn’t have the professionals for a demand of that magnitude, for which Cinema will get involved by training personnel to meet the demand expected from film production. “We have shortages here and we expect to conduct workshops; prepare people according to how it goes for us – and publish how to respond abroad, will depend much on how we continue blazing the trail toward success.”

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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