Above: Oliver Stone and Dominican President Danilo Medina
By the Caribbean Journal staff
American filmmaker Oliver Stone visited with Dominican Republic President Danilo Medina on Thursday morning in Santo Domingo.
The multiple-Academy Award-winning filmmaker discussed potential film projects in the country and ongoing educational initiatives.
Stone stressed the importance of the country’s film promotion law on developing the film industry in the Dominican Republic.
The two sides also discussed the government’s plans to create a film school in the country.
Stone said he was hopeful that the country’s Ministry of Culture would develop a “progressive agenda at the level of filmmaking.”
The two were joined by Stone’s wife, Sun-Jung Jung, Culture Minister Jose Antonio Rodriguez, filmmaker Hector Valdez and film producer Jose Ramon Alama.