The Screen Actors Guild has announced the opening of a Puerto Rico office. An inauguration event is scheduled for Monday at the Caribe Hilton Hotel in San Juan.
SAG officials say the Puerto Rico facility will help better serve local members as well as keep up with the industry’s growth in the Caribbean. Jose Luis Rey has been hired as the exec director for SAG’s office in Puerto Rico, which will also serve American Federation of Radio & Television Artists members.
“Motion picture production is now a worldwide enterprise and we fully anticipate that Puerto Rico will play an increasingly significant role as filmmakers discover both the magnificent range of locations and rich talent pool available,” said SAG prez Richard Masur.
Scheduled inauguration attendees include Masur, SAG exec directors Ken Orsatti and John McGuire, AFTRA prexy Shelby Scott and actors Henry Darrow and Esai Morales.