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Nine get scholarships to study filmmaking in London

Nine scholarships have been granted by the ECC (Entrenamientos Cinematograficos del Caribe) as part of a capacity building process for filmmaking in the Dominican Republic, thanks to sponsorship from the Indomina Group and the British Chamber of Commerce. Support was also received from Pinewood Group, the UK Embassy in the Dominican Republic and Brugal Foundation, as reported in El Nuevo Diario.

The internship winners are Alain Miguel Muniz, David Pagan, Ana Guerrero, Adria Victoria Mejia, Francisco Valdez, Bolivar Sanchez, Manuel Herrera, Juan Carlos Marchena and Jorge Zeller.

The ECC was set up to train Dominicans in filmmaking. The nine Dominicans will train in several movie-making areas at Pinewood Group in Great Britain. ECC president Mark Silverman made the announcement at a press conference called at the Department of Cinema (DGCine) yesterday, Thursday 8 May. He said the young Dominicans would work as interns on international productions for 1 or 2 months, in the company of some of the world’s best movie technicians.

Upon making the announcement, Silverman stressed the importance of capacity building. He said that initiatives of this kind would provide the local know-how that is so necessary for local and international productions.

DGCine director Yvette Marichal praised the ECC initiative for developing local talent for the national movie-making industry. Speaking at the event, UK Ambassador Steven Fisher said that the initiative is an example of the cooperation between the two nations for bilateral business and cultural and professional exchanges.

Indomina president Antonio Gennari, Pinewood Republica Dominicana vice president Albert Martinez Martin, and ECC Republica Dominicana executive director Elias Munoz were also present.

ECC is an independent operation that seeks to coordinate and promote training programs that meet with international movie industry standards.

Source: Dr1, Elnuevodiario

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