Message from the FILM COMMISSIONER / Marianna Vargas Gurilieva

The Dominican Republic Film Commission resumes filming activities with appropriate safety measures and protocols.

Greetings from the Dominican Republic Film Commission,

After various months of suspension, the government of the Dominican Republic has authorized the reopening of the film industry including all audiovisual projects. The health and safety of both our local and international cast, crew, and service providers are most important and therefore we have taken preventative steps to ensure the wellbeing of all those who make up the film industry.

Given that every production is unique, specific measures have been established for each production based on the recommendations of the Ministry of Public Health ensuring social distancing protocols are met and personal hygiene and space cleanliness is maintained at an increased level. The local producer has the responsibility to coordinate the implementation of all measures necessary for international entry and departure of all foreign members of film and TV crews, in line with the general guidelines of the Ministry of Public Health regarding international travel.

Moreover, producers are obliged to provide cast and crew with a General Protocol on Occupational Safety and Health which includes the specific preventive and protective measures for each specific space and job, taking into account the physical and health conditions of the people that occupy them.

The Dominican Republic Film Commission is strongly committed to remaining alert while enforcing the implementation of the appropriate health measures until the current situation is completely under control. We share a responsibility with all of you to do whatever we can to help end this global health crisis and allow our industry to continue to thrive.

Kindest Regards,

Marianna Vargas Gurilieva
Film Commissioner
Dominican Republic Film Commission

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