Photo: Water Movie Studio in Dominican Republic
The fabled U.K. Pinewood Studios Group has announced that it is coming to the Dominican Republic and building a film studio and state of the art television facility to service the Latin American audience.
The 16,400 square foot studio will sit on 35 acres with an eight acre special effects water facility that includes exterior diving tanks and a marina. The studio expects to open its door in 2012 and will be supported by a massive 49,200 square foot production support facility.
Pinewood has brought audiences such iconic films as the James Bond series and the Harry Potter franchise. They currently have studios in Berlin and Malaysia, this is their first in Latin America and they partnered with the Indomina Group, which is based in the Dominican.
The partnership is planning on developing films aimed at the Latin American audience and South American movie makers. Spending in Latin America for films is skyrocketing and is pegged to be at $3.1 billion for 2014.