New law re-launches a film industry in Panama
After a 60 year period of silence, the Panamanian film industry is waking up.
Last week, President Ricardo Martinelli enacted a new film law that had been in the works for eight years, pushed by a very small group of local filmmakers and producers who were trying to create a film industry in a country that hadn’t produced one single film since the 1950s.
The law, which was championed by local producer Luis Pacheco established an annual $3 million fund for local film productions, a huge sum in a country with only a handful of filmmakers.
Source: Hollywood Reporter