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Iff Panama: The Dominican Republic Builds as a Production Hub

  • Variety
Panama City — Fueled by one of the strongest film tax incentive schemes in the world – with a 100% break for national productions, 25% break for international productions, and 1.5% withholding tax – the Dominican Republic has seen a surge in film production since the new film law was enacted in 2010.

This phenomenon has been further leveraged by the creation of the Pinewood Dominican Republic Studios, operated by Lantica Media, as part of a partnership with the Pinewood Studios Group.

The favorable fiscal climate has attracted a rising number of English-language shoots including Netflix’s series “The I-Land,” the BBC-NBC three-part series “The Long Song,” and Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

The Dominican Republic’s film industry, with around 25 films produced per year and average budgets close to $1 million, stands out in the Central American and Caribbean region, where filmmakers are often forced to resort to guerrilla filmmaking techniques to get their films made.
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Sin City Movie and TV Rights Go Back to Creator Frank Miller

Sin City Movie and TV Rights Go Back to Creator Frank Miller
Frank Miller has regained control of the Sin City movie as well as the TV show that was once in development. The news comes after the $289 million sale of the Weinstein Company to Lantern Capital Partners (Lcp). Lcp purchased the Weinstein Company after its bankruptcy, which occurred because of the dozens of allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, who has been charged with six counts of sexual assault and rape in Manhattan. Weinstein also has open investigations in Los Angeles as well as London.

Frank Miller did not approve of the Sin City sale to Lantern Capital Partners, so a settlement was reached, resulting in Miller regaining the movie and television rights to Sin City. Miller and Robert Rodriguez co-directed 2005's Sin City and 2014's Sin City: A Dame to Kill for. However, the second film was distributed by the Weinstein Company, which means that Lcp will control the rights to the sequel,
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Sin City Movie and TV Rights Go Back to Creator Frank Miller

Sin City Movie and TV Rights Go Back to Creator Frank Miller
Frank Miller has regained control of the Sin City movie as well as the TV show that was once in development. The news comes after the $289 million sale of the Weinstein Company to Lantern Capital Partners (Lcp). Lcp purchased the Weinstein Company after its bankruptcy, which occurred because of the dozens of allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, who has been charged with six counts of sexual assault and rape in Manhattan. Weinstein also has open investigations in Los Angeles as well as London.

Frank Miller did not approve of the Sin City sale to Lantern Capital Partners, so a settlement was reached, resulting in Miller regaining the movie and television rights to Sin City. Miller and Robert Rodriguez co-directed 2005's Sin City and 2014's Sin City: A Dame to Kill for. However, the second film was distributed by the Weinstein Company, which means that Lcp will control the rights to the sequel,

All3Media Backs Fledgling Doc & Drama Indie Story Films

All3Media is backing fledgling documentary and drama production company Story Films, which was founded last year by filmmakers David Nath and Peter Beard. Nath is a three-time BAFTA-winning director whose 2015 trilogy The Murder Detectives earned him a BAFTA for Best Factual Director along with a BAFTA for Best Factual Series and Grierson award. He then moved into drama with The Watchman at Channel 4. Beard directed and produced the 2015 pic My Son the Jihadi, which…
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The Watchman review

Louisa Mellor Aug 24, 2016

Channel 4’s one-off drama feat. This Is England’s Stephen Graham is tense and thought-provoking with a terrific central performance…

This review contains spoilers.

With very few tweaks, The Watchman could slot in as an episode of dystopian tech anthology series Black Mirror. No matter that it takes place in the present and features technology already so widespread you’ve almost certainly been captured by it multiple times today, its depiction of modern alienation aligns it perfectly with the Charlie Brooker drama. The two also share a composer in Jon Opstad (whose cleverly spare score is the closest thing Stephen Graham could reliably call a co-star here) and the ability to captivate in no time at all.

The Watchman seizes you in its first minutes with a simple but urgent problem. An anonymous woman is preparing to jump to her death – can lone CCTV operator Carl
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