Filming in Brazil has many advantages, not only for its variety of locations, but also the costs, which can be up to 1/3 the value, because the cost of living and doing business in the country are relatively low.
With the exception of journalistic productions, all foreign audiovisual productions are subject to mandatory prior notification to ANCINE (National Film Agency).
The foreign producer must enter into partnership with a Brazilian producer that must be registered at ANCINE (Brazilian Cinema Agency), who will report to that agency on the foreign producer’s behalf. In addition to acting as a channel of communication with ANCINE, the Brazilian company is responsible for ensuring compliance to the legislation and for providing assistance for customs clearance of equipment as well as other forms of assistance. Ancine will also forward all the necessary information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which will then authorize the consulates to issue the temporary working visas.
In addition, all productions must also obtain permission to film from local (state, city) authorities. Additional authorizations are also required, like when you are using a minor in your production, or a Native American (Indian). Production equipment can be brought by the foreign company, or be rented in Brazil (good quality equipment available). If the equipment is brought, import duties proportionate to the period of time the equipment will remain in the country shall be paid.
Finding the best place to shoot can be a real nightmare, specially if you are not aware of the language, culture, transport information and legal matters. We have that know-how, and we have over 500 special locations catalogued. Deserts, mountains, rainforests, favelas, beaches. You name it, we have it. Contact us and we will be happy to share it with you, and be very proud to be a part of your team, and help guiding your project to sucess.
• Our company will guide you through all the legal and logistical matters involving your project in Brazil.
• We have crew members fluent in English, French and Spanish.
• We have experts in finding the exact location you need.
• Equipment, crew, casting, transport, legal matters...You name it, we do it.
You bring in the problems. We give you the solutions.
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