Los Angeles.- President Leonel Fernandez affirmed Tuesday that given the interest by Dominican business leaders and from this city to invest, it’s “great” time for Dominican cinema.
He said his visit to California and the latest technology are a great opportunity to draft a development plan for the Dominican film industry’s future.
The chief executive said there has always been a relationship between Dominicans and the Eastern United States, but an opportunity now opens to expand it to the West Coast, especially California.
Fernandez said his contacts with high tech companies for the manufacture of products and to provide services is a opportunity to train Dominican manpower. "An economy without obtaining human resources training cannot be changed, so the connection with California is important.”
The Head of State, speaking after receiving a recognition from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), said his country’s fledgling film industry has began with the approval of an incentives Law, which he affirms has spurred enthusiasm.
He said Dominicans and Americans plan to build studios in his country, which explains his visit on Tuesday and contacts with Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures Entertainment executives.
Fernandez and his entourage that included Manuel Corripio, Juan Felipe Vicini, Elena Villeya, Ricardo Hazoury and Baseball Hall of famer Juan Marichal, toured the Warner Brothers studies and met with its executives.