It’s Safe and Easy to film in paradise

As the leading economy in the Caribbean,  Dominican Republic offers an ideal environment for foreign producers to take advantage of a well-established industry for productions.

The Dominican Republic is becoming the region’s hub with state of art studio facilities, diverse locations, attractive incentives and skilled crew. 


VAT EXEMPTION

In addition to the TTC, goods & services expenses that are directly related to pre-production, production & post-production are exempt from tax on the transfer of services and industrialized goods. A value-added tax of 18%.

CREW

During high season, we have hosted up to 7 foreign and local production shoots simultaneously. There are currently over 6,000 professionals registered at the film commission. Thus, we’ve been a preferred film destination of major productions for Paramount Pictures, Netflix, BBC, Sony Pictures, among other major studios.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOCATIONS

  • 5 filming facilities
  • 7 post production companies.
  • State of the art studio facilities including a 65,500 sq.ft exterior water tank.
  • We boast a wide variety of landscapes within a short proximity to suit any type of production.
  • From towering mountain ranges and rivers, to valleys and deserts, impressive waterfalls, lush rainforests, and stunning beaches.
  • Favorable climate year round.
  • Centric location in the Caribbean, with daily flights to and from Europe/USA.

Click here to see our beautiful locations: https://dgcine.gob.do/en/locations/

Pinewood Dominican Republic

Located in the heart of the Caribbean, on a 43-acre site and just 20 minutes from Santo Domingo International airport, Pinewood Dominican Republic offers an 8-acre facility for water filming with infinity sea views, professional diving and marine support.

State-of-the-art sound stages, production support services and access to a host of tropical locations, make it a world-class destination for filmmakers.

Pinewood Dominican Republic offers unique water filming facilities in the heart of the Caribbean, including the Horizon Water Tank that is situated within an 8-acre water effects facility.

Click here for more information: https://pinewoodgroup.com/studios/pinewood-dominican-republic-studios

FOREIGN PRODUCTIONS

The Dominican Republic has been a preferred film destination of major productions for Paramount Pictures, Netflix, BBC, Sony Pictures, among other major studios. Every year, multiple feature films, reality shows, music videos and commercials choose the DR as their filming destination. Well known feature films shot in Dominican Republic included: XXX: Return of Xander Cage, “True Memoir of an International Assassin”, “Are you the one? Season 5”, “Survivor”, “47 meters down”, “The I-Land”, “If Beale Street Could Talk”, “The Long Song”, “Blue Miracle”, Exterminate All the Brutes, “Old”, “Arthur the King”, “Shotgun Wedding”, “The Lost City of D”, “Boundless”, and many others.

CO-PRODUCTIONS

It is possible to carry out a co-production in the Dominican Republic, as a national project in accordance with current legislation, benefiting from the same tax incentives and advantages as Dominican feature films.

Among other benefits, a producer can deduct 100% of the budgeted costs arising from the Dominican component of the production, subject to a co-production or joint-venture agreement with a Dominican production house, in addition to certain associated requirements and regulations.

LIVE EVENTS

Dominican Pitching Sessions
Wednesday, July 7 | 9:00AM AST | 15:00 France

Exclusive occasion to see 9 live pitches of Dominican projects where producers would be looking to attract sales agents, investors and co-producers.

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Why has the DR become one of the top film destinations in the region?

This panel will explore different aspects of filming in the Dominican Republic such as incentives, locations, crew, facilities, including the testimonial of an international producer who has shot a TV Series in the DR.. Will also highlight why production has thrived during the pandemic.

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Coproducing with Dominican Republic

Friday, July 12 | 10:00AM AST | 16:00 France

Let us show you how easy it is to co-produce with DR.

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DOMINICAN FILMS AT MARCHÉ DU FILM

Batún mama
https://marchedufilm.online/films/393035/

A film about couples
https://cinando.com/en/Film/a_film_about_couples_390722/Detail

The Caribbean “All Inclusive”
https://marchedufilm.online/films/393278/