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Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios’ 8 Acre Water Effects Facility now open for business

11 June 2013

On the 10th June 2013, the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina officially opened the brand new 60,500 sq ft Water Tank at Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios.

Felipe Vicini, Chairman of Indomina’s Board of Directors, accompanied by Hugo Swire, Minister of State of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Nick Smith, Pinewood’s Commercial Director welcomed the Dominican President and conducted a tour of the facilities.

During the tour they attended the making of a scene recreating a tropical storm on the Studios’ unique water tank and visited the sound stages, workshops, production offices and media park facilities. The water tank is fully operational with immediate effect, and the rest of the new facilities will become fully operational by the end of the 2013.

"The competitiveness of the Dominican Republic as a preferred film and TV production destination is a result of an array of the fiscal measures offered in the country. A key component is the powerful set of film incentives, introduced in the Cinema Law which allows film and TV content producers to partially finance their projects by obtaining a transferable tax credit worth 25% of the total eligible expenditures incurred by the Dominican registered production entity" said Felipe Vicini.