The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control has disclosed that Oliver Stone's Santa Monica, CA-based Ixtlan production company and four unidentified individuals had agreed to pay $6,322.20 to settle allegations of violations of the Cuban embargo that occurred while Stone was filming a documentary about Fidel Castro between Feb. 2002 and May 2003. An OFAC statement described the production as dealing "in services in which the government of Cuba or a Cuban national has an interest." The settlement, disclosed in a terse news release that mentioned other fines against individuals who had recently traveled to Cuba was brought to light by the online indieWIRE. Stone's Looking for Fidel did not receive a theatrical release but was presented on HBO in 2004. IMDb reports.
By Indiewire | Indiewire December 14, 2006 at 12:28AM