Santo Domingo. Last Friday, history in the making took place: the issuance of the first two tax incentive certificates for film production, pertaining to “A Dark Truth”, and “The King of Najayo”.
The ceremony, hosted in the Ambassadors Hall of the Presidential Palace, corroborates the will and political disposition of turning the film industry into an important source of revenue.
The certificates were received by Felipe Vicini, of INDOMINA, whom created all facilities for filming inland for the Andy García film; and by Mr. Rafael Núnez, of Entrepreneur Films, company responsible for producing “The King of Najayo”.
The speech was pronounced by Ellis Pérez, national film commissioner, whom pointed out the importance of this paramount moment, “especially when this year alone there are projections for twelve to fifteen films in the Dominican Republic, between local and foreign productions”.
This delivery formalizes the “veracity of the Film Law, which provides the industry with a brilliant and promising future”, said Pérez.
“The foundation of the film industry and its evolution must become a priority, it is much the progress made, and right now, the Dominican Republic possesses one of the most avant-garde film laws”, said Pérez, whom disserted on the topic during his participation at the Cannes Film Festival.
Indomina is a company in the Real State and Tourism portfolio of assets managed by VICINI.
The VICINI family has invested in different economic sectors in the Dominican Republic for over 140 years. VICINI is one of the companies that has contributed significantly to the development and industrialization of the country.
Source: Diario Libre