Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios

Filming in the Dominican Republic

A long tradition as a filming destination

One of the largest and most dynamic islands in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic has a long tradition as a filming destination, with between 6 and 10 feature films using the island annually. It’s the leading economy in the Caribbean and is an ideal destination for culture, business and pleasure, boasting a buzzing capital, Santo Domingo and offers the following benefits:

  • Tax Incentives
  • Close proximity to the US, Caribbean, Central and South America
  • Diverse locations: beaches, desert, tropical forests, and historical city
  • Access to a wide range of film, HD, lighting and grip equipment
  • Major transport links
  • Favourable exchange rate to US dollar
  • Stable political and economic environment
  • Productions can bring more than 75% of crews as well as foreign flagged yachts and period vessels and their crew to work*

*The DR is not subject to the Jones Act (US Merchant Marine Act of 1920) restrictions

  •  25% Transferable Tax Credit
  • Qualifying spend includes: pre to post production, equipment, services and labor as well as above and below the line costs
  • US$500,000 minimum spend
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) exemption on directly related goods, services, and/ or rentals for approved film suppliers
  • Custom Tax exemption on the temporary import of goods and equipment necessary for filming
  • PWDR Production Services allows producers to take full advantage of the DR financial incentives
  • PWDR offers cash flowing of the tax credit on financial closing of the film

Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios offers easy access to a diverse range of tropical filming locations.