Minister of Trade and Industry Ricardo Quijano said today that the agreement with the producers of the film about the life of boxer Roberto Durán includes provisions that Panama will be prominently featured.
Quijano statements come two weeks after the Budget Commission of the National Assembly approved $3 million for the film.
According to Quijano, Panama will receive profits from the investment that will cover the expenses that arise in the production of the film, whose first scenes were already shot last October in Portobelo.
"We are confident that the $3 million will be recovered both directly and indirectly, because the investment that will remain in the country is very large," said the minister.
The official recalled that Panama will have worldwide exposure due to the film, and that actors Robert De Niro and Gael García Bernal expressed to the producers that they wanted it to be made in Panama and not in Puerto Rico.