Cuban news outlet Noticiero Cultural (Cultural News) is reporting that legendary rock band The Rolling Stones is preparing for a concert on the island. While the band itself hasn’t confirmed or denied, lead singer Mick Jagger’s private visit there in October, coupled with bandmate Keith Richards’ recent statements mentioning that negotiations are ongoing, hint at a performance later in the year… and with it opportunities for production cameras to roll.
American TV network Starz is set to shoot a new scripted series called "Santeria" in Cuba. Starz wants to diversify their programming and also glean viewers in the US Hispanic market. The show is written by Cuban director and writer, Alejandro Brugués ("From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series," "Juan of the Dead") and explores dangerous supernatural clashes within religious sects in Cuba from the standpoint of two undercover murder investigators. This new relationship between U.S. producers at Starz and a Cuban director/writer could open many more doors for U.S. productions in Cuba.