Even more stars shooting in Cuba! Anabelle Acosta is starring in a new romantic comedy called "Lost & Found en Cuba". This will be executive produced by Mark D. Cone, Joan H. Jones, and Benjamin R. Reder of Reder & Feig LLP. Exciting to see indie films taking advantage of the fantastic filming potential of Cuba!
First there was Hollywood, then there was Bollywood, now...there is Havanawood. Since U.S.-Cuban relations opened up in January, Hollywood has been all over Cuba. Showtme shot 'House of Lies', Universal shot 'Fast and Furius' and Paramount shot 'Transformers: The Last Night' in Cuba. Things are looking good for Cuba's ever-growing film industry! There is however a growing sense of discontentment among domestic filmmakers in Cuba, they have not been given the resources that mega-productions from outside the island have been given. Hopefully we will soon start to see partnerships between the local film community in Cuba and larger productions that go to Cuba to film. Read the full article here.
In this article, Shoot Cuba producer Luis Lago talks in detail about the amazing filming opportunities in Cuba.
Director David Pareja and cinematographer Alberto Pareja are teaming up with Flamenco singer Diego El Cigala in Cuba to shoot a documentary on the orgins of salsa dancing. Diego El Cigala is recording with Los Muñequitos (a local Rumba group who's goal is to unite the many different ethnicities in Cuba) at Abdala, an audiovisual recording studio in Havana. David and Alberto Pareja will also be shooting in Miami and New York, but the majority of the filming will take place in Cuba. More and more productions are shooting in Cuba. Will yours be next?
David Pareja's personal site: http://www.davidpareja.info/
Alberto Pareja's personal site: http://www.albertopareja.com/
So we were wondering what exactly "T-Mobile roaming in Cuba" meant. So we called T-Mobile and this is what we learned.
If you are a T-Mobile customer and already have a T-Mobile plan:
1) Calling is $2.69 per minute
2) Texting is FREE
3) Internet usage/data usage is FREE
So the FREE part is great since I think most of us tend to text and get online more frequently than calling, the catch is that in order to use the internet you need to be within range of a data tower or hotspot. They are going up fast all over the island, so being within range of a wireless internet source shouldn't be a problem soon! So if you're planning on heading over to Cuba anytime soon it might be best to go ahead and get a T-Mobile plan (sans contract) for you and your team to use while in Cuba.