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Hollywood takes steps toward film production in Cuba

By The Associated Press   HAVANA — The producers of Showtime’s dark comedy “House of Lies” had $3 million and a mission: shoot the first episode of scripted American television in Cuba in more than half a century. With less than a week to shoot the entire fifth-season finale on the chaotic streets of central Havana, […]

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Italy and Cuba work to enhance film industry ties

by Nick Goundry Italy and Cuba are looking to build on the ties between their respective film industries with a co-development fund. There are also plans in place to introduce an Italian prize at Cuba’s upcoming Havana Film Festival, and for the Italian government to help digitise the festival’s main venue, according to a Variety report. […]

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Cuba Is Teeming With Talent, But Its Film Business Needs Reforms

Paul Duran Since President Obama eased tensions with Cuba late last year, the film community in the island nation has been optimistic, if cautiously so, about striking new relationships with its counterpart in Hollywood, and hopeful it can reform the Cuban film industry to compete on the world stage. “Many (American) directors have expressed — more or […]

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