The appointment was made through Decree 389-13 and went into effect on January 1st 2014
FCGD CONGRATULATES YVETTE MARICHAL FOR HER APPOINTMENT AS DIRECTOR OF DGCINE
Santo Domingo, January 15, 2014 – Omar de la Cruz, Director of the Dominican Global Film Festival, congratulated Yvette Marichal for her appointment as Director of the General Directorate of Film (DGCINE), stressing that the organization is in the hands of a person dedicated to the professional development of film in the Dominican Republic.
“Yvette is a skilled professional committed to the Dominican film industry as well as an excellent and efficient manager. We know that with her appointment the application of the Film Law will be strengthened and will open to the door to new film projects in the future and will provide enormous opportunities for our country.”
Mr. De la Cruz also praised the work done at the DGCINE under its former Director, Mr. Ellis Pérez, calling his efforts “excellent and very pertinent.” He went on to wish Mr. Pérez good fortune and success in his role as Presidential Advisor on Film (honorary).
Following Ms. Marichal’s naming as Director of the most important film institution in the Dominican Republic, De la Cruz released the following press communiqué:
The General Directorate of the Dominican Global Film Festival would like the make public the following decisions:
1. The Office of Communications and Public Relations of the Dominican Global Film Festival will be under the direction of Ms. Katherine Hernández who, up to now, has worked as Director of Institutional Communications for the non-profit FCGD.
2. A Marketing Office for the Dominican Global Film Festival is being created and will be led by Ms. Michelle Portuondo, who was formerly the Marketing Coordinator for the non-profit FCGD.
3. Yvette Marichal, former Director of Communications and Creativity for the Dominican Global Film Festival, will cease these functions effective immediately and will become part of our important Advisory Committee, which is comprised of Luis Manuel Bonetti, Alfonso Rodríguez, Abraham Hazoury, Agliberto Meléndez, Antonio Espaillat, Armando Almánzar, Domingo Dahuajre, Ellis Pérez, Felipe Vicini, Freddy Ginebra, Gabriela Bonetti, Isabel Turull, José Antonio Rodríguez, José Rafael Lantigua, Juan Ramón Gómez Díaz, Juan Vicini, Laura Castellanos, Leo Corporán, Manuel Corripio, María Elena Núñez, Mustafa Abu Naba’a, Rafael Fernández de Castro, Ricardo Hazoury and Sammy Sosa.