Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton and Jake Abel are taking to the skies (and the sea) for Baja Studios feature film, Ghosts of the Pacific, which will tell the true story of three World War II Navy flyers who end up adrift on the South Pacific in 1942. Making movies based on true stories from America's past is the specialty of The American Film Company, the establishment producing the film.
Not so long ago it made headlines as the centre of the drug war, a city in which hundreds were slain every year.
Nowadays, Tijuana is earning a reputation for something altogether more productive. It has transformed itself into the world's premier hub for making flat-screen televisions, and a site for aerospace and medical equipment manufacturing. Expensive bars and restaurants have followed, putting the city at the crest of a wave of optimism about Mexico's economic future.
"Tijuana is above and ahead of the rest of the country," says Noé Fuentes, an economist from the College of the Northern Frontier. "We can't call it a boom, but we are putting conditions in place for what we hope will be a boom later."
A few weeks ago, the president told a newspaper the solution to partisanship is politics and more politics. That’s how you work toward the building of agreements.
Unfortunately, it wasn't Barack Obama. It was Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto. As Washington has been mired in gridlock this year, consider what’s happening just across the border. One of the first things Pena Nieto did after assuming office just weeks ago was to announce a pact for Mexico, an ambitious set of reforms to raise taxes, increase competition and take on the teachers’ unions.
Now, it is one thing to announce a plan, quite another to get support for it and President Pena Nieto's pact comes with endorsements from across the spectrum, the conservatives he ousted from office as well as the leftist Democrats.
While the world has gotten used to a torrent of images and news of drug-related violence from Mexico, another side of this country has been quietly developing.
ROSARITO, MEXICO, August 02, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Renowned actor, director and producer Robert Redford wrapped up filming All is Lost, a new film that was produced in Baja California, Mexico this summer. Redford, who traveled and stayed in Baja during the filming, announced his fondness of the region during a meeting with State Governor Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millán and Secretary of Tourism Juan Tintos Funcke.
Alongside Oscar nominated J. C. Chandor, who wrote and directed the film, Redford said that during the nearly two months he was in the state he visited many areas and was amazed with so many beautiful things. He toured the Tijuana Cultural Center, traveled to Rancho La Puerta Spa in Tecate and tasted the Puerto Nuevo Style Lobster. He also experienced the wines of the region and learned about Baja Med cuisine. He said his favorite dish is enchiladas, "accompanied by good tequila."
ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---President Felipe Calderon on Tuesday pledged incentives to attract more international film makers and productions to Rosarito and the rest of Mexico.
Speaking to an audience of about 400 people, Calderon pledged an initial $20 million to strengthen the country’s film industry plus incentives to attract productions here from around the world.
Calderon made his remarks at Baja Studios in Rosarito, which was built for the production of the James Cameron’s Titanic and where portions of other blockbusters including Master & Commander and Pearl Harbor have been filmed.
The president was received for his visit by Rosarito Mayor Hugo Torres. Other dignitaries attending included Baja Gov. Jose Guadalupe Osuna Millan as well as many other government officials. Noted actor Edward James Olmos also was a featured guest.
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