Pinewood Studios Group has entered into a partnership agreement with Indomina Group, the US and Dominican Republic-based content producer and distributor to run a new facility in the Dominican Republic.

Pinewood Indomina Studios (pictured) will comprise 5,000 sq m of sound stage space along with 15,000 sq m of production support facilities.

The 35 acre site will include an acre water effects facility including a 75m x 75m exterior water tank with natural ocean horizons, blue screen capabilities and a fully equipped diving and marine department. 

Chief executive of Pinewood Shepperton Ivan Dunleavy said:  “This represents further progress in Pinewood’s strategy to leverage the strength of our brand internationally and specifically to the growing Latino film and television market…we have strategically targeted regions of the world where significant incremental growth has been forecast.”

Commencement of initial operations is expected by early 2012.