Road House recently started shooting in the Dominican Republic, which includes American actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Connor McGregor.
The film, produced by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, began shooting in the country last month and employs a large number of Dominican professionals in the film industry.
President Abinader visited the set where he shared with the production team, actors and technicians and reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to support the local film industry.
Upon arrival, the president was received by producers JJ Hook and Joe Silver who explained aspects of the shoot while one of the scenes was being filmed.
Also, Albert Martínez, CEO of Lantica Media, explained to the president that the set was built from the ground up by Dominican hands exclusively for the filming, which reaffirms the growth of the industry after the pandemic.
He also revealed that the productions made by Lantica have injected more than 200 million dollars into the Dominican economy in 2022.
In a publication made on the production company’s Instagram account, Lantica Media states: “Very happy to be able to show President Luis Abinader the Road House set that is currently filming in our country.”
In a carousel of images, the President of the Republic is seen sharing with executives of the project and with part of the cast of the film, such as the American actor Jake Gyllenhaal and the boxer Connor McGregor.
Vargas Gurilieva, general director of the DGCINE, highlighted that from 2021 to date, foreign productions in the country have contributed more than US$395 million to the economy, generating more than 15,000 jobs, according to the economic impact study conducted by Apricus Consulting Group.
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