How to Shoot a Film in Latin America 2012

ART IN MOTION
Mexico’s big U.S shoot specialist; co-produced/line-produced “Nacho libre,” “The Mexican,” “Vantage Point.” Managed/supervised Mexico units on “Kill Bill: Vol. 2,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “The Cave,” “Limitless.”
Ricardo del Rio
+52 155 2699 6431

BAJA STUDIOS
Mexican 35-acre complex built by Twentieth Century Fox for “Titanic.” Hosted “Little Boy.”
Kurt Honold
+52 664 231 5200

BD CINE
Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky’s Argentine shingle; co-produced/serviced “The Motorcycle Diaries.”
Daniel Burman and Diego Dubcovsky
+54 11 4554 5182

BUENOS AIRES FILM COMMISSION
Promotes a South American film hub with multiple production/service shingles. Shoots: Roland Joffe’s “There Be Dragons,” “A Monkey on My Shoulder.”
Valeria Bennun

COLOMBIAN FILM COMMISSION
One way into Colombia’s bargain prices, vibrant local talent pool, potential 40% rebates
Silvia Echeverri
+57 1 287 0103

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FILM COMMISSION
Launched 2011, renewed play for big U.S. shoots (“The Godfather II,” “Miami Vice,” “Jurassic Park” shot there). Growing DR’s potential $375 million film/TV industry.
Ellis Perez
+1 809 685 5558

DYNAMO
Top Colombian private fund/producer (“The Hidden Face,” “Undertow”); serviced Spanish series “Karabudjan,” “The Heart of the Ocean.”
Juliana Florez
+57 1 345 3421

ESTUDIOS CHURUBUSCO
Mexico’s state-owned studio facility; $20 million overhaul planned by 2012.
Manuel Gameros
+52 55 493 060

FILM COMMISSION CHILE
Boasting spectacular locations, accomplished producers, Chile hosts Sebastian Silva’s Sony-backed English-language debut, awaiting Mike Medavoy’s mine-rescue movie.
Joyce Zylberberg
+56 2 618 9168

FOCUS FILMS
French shoot specialist and producer; hosted “OSS 117: Lost in Rio,” by Michel Hazanavicius (“The Artist”). Produced Brazilian finales of Pathe’s “San Antonio.”
Tuinho Schwartz
+55 21 2527 0268

GULLANE FILMES
Top-notch Brazilian co-producer on 3D Amazon epic “Amazonia,” a Berlin sales hit
Fabiano Gullane
+55 11 5084 0996

JALISCO FILM COMMISSION
Rapidly emerging as Mexico’s dynamic second animation-vidgames-transmedia hub. Hosted “Limitless,” U.S. co-prod “I Brake for Gringos.”
Rodrigo Gonzalez
+52 33 1592 2505

K&S FILMS
Enterprising Argentine producers/service company; serviced “A Monkey on My Shoulder’s” Iguazu waterfalls shoot, “On the Road.”
Matias Mosterin
+54 11 4872 1404

MEXICAN FILM COMMISSION
Helpful nationwide commish, channeling key rebate information.
Carla Raygoza
+52 55 5448 5383

MEXICO CITY FILM COMMISSION — CFILMA
Hosted “Elysium” plus three-day “Colombiana” shoot.
Alexa Munoz
+52 55 5130 5740

PENSA & ROCCA
Buenos Aires-based; serviced Morena Films’ “Neon Flesh.” With Luis Angel Bellaba, launched Adela Pics, courting U.S./European shoots.
Daniel Pensa
+54 11 4784 0908

PINEWOOD INDOMINA STUDIOS
Latin America’s top new studio: $50 million facility set on a 300-acre property near Santo Domingo’s airport; plans third-quarter opening.
Jaime Pina
+1 809 544 0000

REDRUM PRODS
Founders Stacy Perskie and Adrian Grunberg co-penned “Get the Gringo,” directed by Grunberg and co-produced by Perskie, in turn the Mexican co-producer of “Elysium.”
Stacy Perskie and Adrian Grunberg
+52 155 1510 1988

RIO FILM COMMISSION
Brought production logistics to “Fast Five” and “Breaking Dawn: Part 1.” Headed by former MPA exec Steve Solot, a pacesetter among Latin American commissions.
Steve Solot
+55 21 2333 1373

RIO FILME
Municipal film investor looking to court big foreign shoots.
Sergio Sa Leitao
+55 21 2225-7082

RIZOMA
Edgy producer servicing largely Euro productions like Deutsche Columbia Pics’ “Resturlaub.”
Hernan Musaluppi
+54 11 4556 1519

SHOOT COLOMBIA
Broadcaster RCN’s production service unit; promotes Colombia as a safe choice location. Worked on “The Next Three Days.”
Julian Giraldo, Felipe Aljure
+57 31 6433 3518

VERACRUZ FILM COMMISSION
Frequent Mexican U.S. shoot services provider, including Mel Gibson’s “Apocalypto” and “Get the Gringo”; supporting Paul Schrader’s “The Jesuit.”
Eber Garcia
+52 01 228 812 9685

VILLA FILMS
Line-produced “Fast Five’s” five-day Rio shoot. Exec-produced “The Incredible Hulk,” which lensed two weeks in Brazil.
Fernando Serzedelo
+55 21 8151 9714

ZOHAR INTL.
Producer; serviced “The Incredible Hulk,” “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” PlayStation’s “Mountain,” Nike’s “Airport ’98.”
Isabelle Tanugi
+55 21 2101 7552

How to Shoot a Film in Latin America 2012
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