November 04, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic – November 4, 2007 – Hollywood is heading to the Dominican Republic! The Third Annual Dominican International Film Festival announced an array of celebrities attending this year’s event. The festival will be held at Sun Village Resort & Spa in Cofresi Beach, Dominican Republic from November 8-11, 2007. The beachfront festival kicks off on November 8 with an opening night screening and gala, and culminates with a special awards ceremony on Saturday evening.

Special guests attending the film festival include:

Dania Ramirez
A regular on the hit television series, “Heroes” and was known for a reoccurring role in the final season of “The Sopranos.” She can be seen in 2008’s feature film, “Brooklyn to Manhattan.”

Manny Perez
Best known for his roles in this year’s critically acclaimed “El Cantante” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony and the hit television series “Rescue Me.”

Kate Nauta
Singer, Actress and Model who can be seen in “The Game Plan” with The Rock and Kyra Sedgwick and will be performing at this year’s opening night gala.

Joe Pantoliano
Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his role in “The Sopranos” and starred opposite Marcia Gay Harden in “Canvas.”

Ramon Rodriguez
A well-known actor from the HBO series “The Wire” and stars in “Bella,” the Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award Winning Film. He can be seen in upcoming films such as “Surfer, Dude” with Matthew McConaughey and “Pride and Glory” opposite Edward Norton and Colin Farrel.

Judge Reinhold
First made his mark on Hollywood in such legendary comedies as “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “Beverly Hills Cop,” he now concentrates his efforts on producing films and television shows.

Jessy Terrero
Began his career directing music videos and in 2004 directed his first feature film “Soul Plane” and “50 Cent: The New Breed.” Since then, he has appeared in various television roles on “The Sopranos” and “Brooklyn South” and directed next year’s film “Brooklyn to Manhattan.”

Julissa Bermudez
Best known as BET host on the popular show “The Center” and can be seen in the 2008 film “Make It Happen” with Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

She became an international star with her hit singles, “Milkshake” and “Bossy.” Her songs have been featured on television shows such as “Entourage,” “30 Rock” and The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and in films such as “Dodgeball,” “Mean Girls” and “Coach Carter.”

Passes to this year’s Dominican International Film Festival and special travel packages are available for purchase online through the film festival’s website. For more information, please visit


About Dominican International Film Festival
The Dominican International Film Festival is a young, rapidly growing festival dedicated to promoting independent filmmaking. The Festival separates itself from other film festivals by embracing the Latin American flavor through screenings of Latin American feature films, promoting renowned Dominican stars and its dedication to providing live Dominican entertainment. The 2007 Festival will include a variety of screenings of some of the year’s top films, panels and workshops that feature award-winning actors, writers and directors, VIP parties and live entertainment. This year’s Festival will also recognize two award recipients in the following categories: The 2007 Rising Star Award and 2007 Humanitarian Award. The Dominican International Film Festival is produced by Elliott, the dynamic parent company of Sun Village Resort & Spa and the new Maxim Bungalows in the Dominican Republic and Vincent Partners, a NY-based marketing firm.

Editor’s Note: High-res images, celebrity items and interviews will be available during the Dominican International Film Festival. Media credentials are also available by contacting Erin Maxwell, Vincent Partners Public Relations at or
212-627-3439 ext. 443.