The Film Production Business

In Costa Rica an international promotion plan is being developed to position the country as a destination for film production, a sector in which about 200 companies operate locally.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Despite the fact that a process has been under way for several years to create a conglomerate of Costa Rican companies dedicated to this activity in the country, in order to boost business by attracting foreign production companies to make films in the country, a commission has now been created at the governmental level, with a budget for international promotion and a work plan.

José Castro, who heads the Costa Rican Film Commission, explained to Elfinancierocr.com that "... now they are trying to boost and strengthen the industry and everything that brings profit to the local economy. Maintaining and increasing attractiveness, volume of productions, promotion of the country and, therefore, the employment generated by this sector is one of the main challenges the Commission faces. In addition, promoting not only the country as a location, but also making this benefit all professionals and exports of production from here."

"... The Commission has just launched the first catalog for the worldwide promotion of Costa Rican locations.  It is also working on strengthening the database of companies that are dedicated to this industry here. At the moment, it has identified 193 companies, of which 43 are legal entities and 150 are natural persons, engaged in services in the areas of pre-production, production and post-production."

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