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Air China Begins Fifth Freedom Route Between Houston and Panama City
China and Panama City are now connected through Air China via Houston. Air China opened up its first fifth freedom route from the United States to Panama, an addition to its five-times-weekly flight from Beijing to Houston.
The flight will be served by Air China’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft just 2 hours and 30 minutes after it makes its near 14-hour trek from Beijing to Houston as CA885, giving onward passengers ample time to clear U.S. customs and re-board. The crew will also be changed during the stop in Houston, meaning that the aircraft will fly to and from Panama with a different crew and then an additional different crew to fly the airplane back to China that night from Houston.
Source: Airline Geeks
IFF Panama: ’Moonlight’ Co-producer Andrew Hevia: ‘Filmmaking Requires a Start-up Mentality’.
Academy Award winning producer Andrew Hevia is attending the 7th IFF Panama to present his latest production, Ecuadorian writer- director Juan Sebastian Jacome’s “Cenizas” (“Ashes”), as well as conducting a low-budget filmmaking workshop.
Hevia and Jacome met at the Florida State University Film School, and decided to team up for “Ashes,” which is Hevia’s first feature film since co-producing “Moonlight,” that was directed by fellow Florida State-alumnus Barry Jenkins.
The Ecuador-shot sexual abuse-themed pic is co-produced by Hevia, Panama’s Irina Caballero and Uruguay’s German Tejeira.
Hevia is currently completing his personal documentary, “Leave the Bus Through the Broken Window”, which he lensed in Hong Kong while on a 10-month Fulbright scholarship.
Abner Benaim’s SXSW Winner ‘Ruben Blades Is Not My Name’ to Close IFF Panama.
Abner Benaim, one of Panama’s leading helmers – whose recent features include 2009 comedy “Chance” and 2014 docu “Invasion” – is attending IFF Panama for the fest’s closing film, “Ruben Blades Is Not My Name,” which world premiered in South by Southwest (SXSW) where it won the audience prize, in the 24 Beats Per Second section.
The trailer, launched in March, has been a viral hit, with over 1 million views on Facebook.
Benaim reveals that the picture has already secured a wide theatrical release in Panama, with distribution deals covering Central America, the Caribbean, Colombia and Argentina and is about to close with Mexico. He says that the producers are currently considering offers from U.S. distributors and digital platforms and from international sales agents.
Panama: A relocation checklist for newcomers
Planning on relocating to Panama for work or retirement? There’s a lot to consider, and it can be overwhelming to any newcomer. Before you move, it’s important to get all your ducks in a row, so to speak, to better prepare yourself. To help you out and get started, here’s what we recommend.
Sounds pretty self-explanatory, but you’d be surprised how many people skip this step. If you want to really get a good grasp on how life will be when you relocate to Panama, you have to come see it for yourself. Take at least a week to go see the communities you’re considering relocating to. Check out grocery stores. Take some tours. Ask questions. And most importantly, have fun!
Source: POLS Blog