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by Indiewire
June 5, 2006 7:24 AM
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Reuters: Chavez opens Venezuela studios to counter Hollywood

Lights, camera and... revolution. Signaling from a director's chair, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez inaugurated a film studio complex on Saturday on the outskirts of Caracas to counter the cultural "dictatorship" of Hollywood movie giants. "For Venezuela, action," Chavez called out as the cameras rolled and a harp and guitar band strummed traditional folk music on the set of a film in production. Patrick Markey reports.

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  • bert_duck | June 5, 2006 11:35 AMReply

    Dear Hugo,

    If you can beat the price of production in countries like Romania, Canada, Australia and China, Congradulations! You will have a shot of making your country the #1 production center in the world. Maybe if you steered some of the dope money into production subsidies, you would have a even better chance!