Un Paraíso Fílmico en tiempos de pandemia: República Dominicana

Thesis Subjects > Comunication Europe University of Atlantic > Teaching > Final Master Projects Cerrado Español Al inicio del documental conoceremos información general sobre la República Dominicana, su ubicación geográfica y cuáles son sus grandes atractivos. Luego nos centraremos en el sector cinematográfico del país explicando qué es la Ley de cine 108-10, sus principales artículos y los beneficios que obtienen los extranjeros al filmar en el país, para ampliar sobre estos tema contaremos con la participación de Marianna Vargas Gurilieva directora general de la Dirección General de Cine (DGCINE) y Manuela Germán encargada del departamento de Sistema de la Información y Registro Cinematográfico (SIRECINE), además presentaremos diferentes puntos de vista sobre el tema con los productores locales que hacen lo posible para atraer a esas producciones extranjeras al país como son Albert Martínez Martín - COO Pinewood estudios República Dominicana y Lantica Media, Jeanne Marcelino Productora de Caribemotion, Ángel P. Puello CEO de Cinefilms. Conoceremos las restricciones y las medidas que existen la República Dominicana para poder llevar a cabo un rodaje seguro en tiempos de pandemia y realizaremos una comparación con otros países del caribe. Se presentarán datos estadísticos sobre la cantidad de producciones extranjeras que han filmado en el país en estos últimos años, información general de las mismas como presupuesto, aportes realizados al país y locaciones de filmación. Además, conversaremos con productores extranjeros que se encuentran el país para conocer su experiencia y conocer por qué han escogido a la República Dominicana como sede de sus producciones. El documental concluye con algunas imágenes de diversos rodajes extranjeros en el país. metadata López Ulloa, Laura Boschely mail lboschely@gmail.com (2022) Un Paraíso Fílmico en tiempos de pandemia: República Dominicana. Masters thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Al inicio del documental conoceremos información general sobre la República Dominicana, su ubicación geográfica y cuáles son sus grandes atractivos. Luego nos centraremos en el sector cinematográfico del país explicando qué es la Ley de cine 108-10, sus principales artículos y los beneficios que obtienen los extranjeros al filmar en el país, para ampliar sobre estos tema contaremos con la participación de Marianna Vargas Gurilieva directora general de la Dirección General de Cine (DGCINE) y Manuela Germán encargada del departamento de Sistema de la Información y Registro Cinematográfico (SIRECINE), además presentaremos diferentes puntos de vista sobre el tema con los productores locales que hacen lo posible para atraer a esas producciones extranjeras al país como son Albert Martínez Martín - COO Pinewood estudios República Dominicana y Lantica Media, Jeanne Marcelino Productora de Caribemotion, Ángel P. Puello CEO de Cinefilms. Conoceremos las restricciones y las medidas que existen la República Dominicana para poder llevar a cabo un rodaje seguro en tiempos de pandemia y realizaremos una comparación con otros países del caribe. Se presentarán datos estadísticos sobre la cantidad de producciones extranjeras que han filmado en el país en estos últimos años, información general de las mismas como presupuesto, aportes realizados al país y locaciones de filmación. Además, conversaremos con productores extranjeros que se encuentran el país para conocer su experiencia y conocer por qué han escogido a la República Dominicana como sede de sus producciones. El documental concluye con algunas imágenes de diversos rodajes extranjeros en el país.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Producción audiovisual, Producción extranjera en la República Dominicana, Producción en Pandemia, Incentivos cinematográficos, Filmada en RD
Subjects: Subjects > Comunication
Divisions: Europe University of Atlantic > Teaching > Final Master Projects
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2023 23:30
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2023 23:30
URI: https://repositorio.uneatlantico.es/id/eprint/746

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