Official statements have signaled that the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States has brought the Caribbean island to the attention of many North American artists and has aroused significant interest in filming here.
A number of U.S television projects have been drawn by the particularly positive traits of Cuban tourism and the prospect of working alongside their technician counterparts.
Important big and small screen networks, such as HBO and Universal, have revealed that they hope to soon implement plans for the production of some of their entertainment products in Cuba.
Even the local press has reported that some of the biggest U.S. studios seem to be creating the requisite conditions to undertake various projects on the island.
Amongst projects for which plans have been concreted is the House of Lies series, which has been running since 2012. The last episode of the fifth series is to be shot on location in and around the Cuban capital.
Having been approved by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Assets Control, only a few remaining details now need to be ironed out for filming to commence.
Film industry media are also reporting the possibility of an upcoming visit to Cuba by representatives of Universal Studios to scout locations for a new film in the successful Fast and Furious saga.
Amongst other television and cinema projects planned or underway are the Late Night with Conan O Brien show and pre-production work by the Starz network on Santeria, a terror series set in Cuba.
Certain experts consulted suggest that the greatest attraction to Cuba for such projects is the insular landscape, the colorfulness and the many locations with well conserved colonial architecture, such as Old Havana and Trinidad.
Amongst other qualities most appreciated by producers are the history, traditions, culture, music and dance of Cubans in addition to their most appealing character.Share on FB Share on TT