How do American programs get footage of Cuba?
August 29, 2012 11:55 AM Subscribe
Cuba featured heavily in last night's Covert Affairs. How does a film company feature Cuba without hitting the USA's anti-Cuban financial rules?
posted by sodium lights the horizon to Work & Money (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I know that the actors didn't go to Cuba and that the footage of people in carribean locations was interspersed with footage of Cuba to give the flavour of Cuba without the travel, but...
How does a film / TV studio go about getting the footage in the first place?
By definition, filming in Cuba is going to involve financial transactions with the Cuban government or Cuban system. Using a 3rd party (a Canadian or European) studio to film the footage for you doesn't sound like it would be allowed either.
Is there some sort of allowance for these things, or do studios have to rely on "out-takes from a documentary" or somesuch pretense?