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Mia: Italy and Cuba Forge Closer Film Industry Ties

19 October 2015 11:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Italy and Cuba are forging closer film industry ties through various initiatives and overtures that reflect the global entertainment industry’s growing interest in the Caribbean country following its detente with the U.S.

A Cuban delegation made the trek to Rome’s new Mia film and TV content mart for a Cuba country focus where they met Oct. 19 with top Italo industry honchos to finesse details of a co-development fund. Other initiatives include the launch of an Italian prize at the upcoming Havana Film Festival in December, and the digitalization of the fest’s main Cinemateca venue, courtesy of Italy’s culture ministry.

Now is the time when Cuba can become an important co-production partner” said Rome Lazio Film Commission topper Luciano Sovena, who has just launched Italy’s top co-production fund.

Though Italy and Cuba have had a co-prod treaty in place for years, it’s never been used, »

- Nick Vivarelli

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