One of the industries most affected by the pandemic has been entertainment, but now, within the framework of the mayoral elections of Saltillo, we wonder what its future will be like.
Some of the producers we spoke with, such as Poncho Domene, one of the founders of the Zapal Festival, they consider that the essence for the good development of this area is in “the support of sponsors, government and local companies”, with a vision full of possibilities.
Others, such as Rodrigo González, director of Cuarta Pared Theater Laboratory, which has been in charge of theater and musical theater productions such as Misery and Avenida Q, expect to see a much more consolidated industry.
“Currently we are very ‘unbalanced’”, he expressed, “there is no communication between us producers and creators, between us and the government and with the same consumers. There are no heads that represent us all and it is a great effort to achieve it. Do I think 20 years is a time frame that we can achieve? I think much less ”.
The producer also commented that it would be ideal “to have Saltillo as a reference in entertainment, not only because of what is done here, but because in 20 years we can receive more national and international artists and that we can have an entertainment offer in force all year round ”.
“For this many things are needed: infrastructure, culture, new spaces and above all people who dare and who decide to dedicate time and effort to the entertainment industry, as well as institutions, rulers and public personnel who are involved in the entertainment business, not necessarily to provide facilities, but to create a presence and be participants.
In summary, in 20 years, what I would like to have in Saltillo would be a real and constant industry that generates jobs all year round., whether in theater, concerts, dance, cinema (or everything) and that can be self-sustaining with the support of a government interested in that good entertainment and culture are part of the real offer of the city ”, he added.