U.S. Filmmaking on the Rise in Cuba After Diplomatic Relations Improve

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Jul 052015
 

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Now that the U.S. and Cuba have confirmed the official opening of their respective embassies this month, interest in Cuba continues to mount, not just among U.S. filmmakers, but also among producers from Latin America and Europe.

“Ever since both countries announced the thaw in their relations, more film and TV producers from the U.S., Latin America and Europe have been making inquiries and visiting Havana to explore and, in some cases, begin developing their projects here,” said Lia Rodriguez, the Havana Film Festival’s industry department head. A Spanish-German miniseries, “Vientos de Cuaresma,” is currently shooting in Havana.

Some American filmmakers have managed to make their feature films in Cuba, despite current restrictions, by including documentary footage and reenactments to qualify. To date, only U.S. docs are allowed to shoot in Cuba.

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Carol Reed’s Restored ‘The Third Man’ Set for U.S. Release

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May 122015
 

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New York-based distributor Rialto Pictures is releasing a 4K restoration of Carol Reed’s “The Third Man,” starring Orson Welles, in the U.S. this summer.

Rialto made the announcement on the eve of Welles’ 100th birthday. “The Third Man” restoration will premiere this month in the classics section of the Cannes Film Festival.

The U.S. opening has been set for New York’s Film Forum on June 26 for a two-week run, followed by the Nuart in Los Angeles on July 3. Engagements in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Philadelphia and other major markets will follow.

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