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New article by Steve Solot highlights the demise of the only federal film production incentive under the Trump administration

February 20th, 2017.

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In his new article published on February 14 in the “Revista de Cinema,” Steve Solot, President of Latin American Training Center-LATC and Executive Director of the Brazilian Film Commission Network-REBRAFIC, writes about the only federal incentive for audiovisual content production in the US, the famous “Section 181”, that is about to die silently this month without its renewal by congress, following the Trump administration taking Office. (more…)

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“Revista de Cinema” publishes article by Steve Solot on the true importance of film commission training

December 16th, 2016.

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In his latest article in the “Revista de Cinema”, Steve Solot, President, Rio Film Commission and Latin American Training Center-LATC, and also Executive Director of the Brazilian Film Commission Network-REBRAFIC, writes about the true importance of film commision training and highligths the lack of formal training programs. (more…)

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Fénix Awards: a celebration of the Ibero-American film industry

December 11th, 2016.

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By Tiago Elídio

Already in its third edition and growing fast, the Fénix Awards, held in Mexico City on December 7th, highlighted great movies from Ibero-America, bringing together important names of these regions, like Sônia Braga, Wagner Moura, Gael García Bernal, Marisa Paredes and Fito Páez. The biggest winner of the night was Chilean film, Neruda. (more…)

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Highlights of the Lesgaicinemad 2016, one of the most important LGBT film festivals

December 6th, 2016.

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By Tiago Elídio

For 18 days, over 15 thousand people attended the 21st edition of Lesgaicinemad, one of the most important LGBT film festivals in the world. The screenings took place at  17 different locations throughout Madrid and  neighboring cities, and included the beautiful screening room of Matadero, a former slaughterhouse which has been converted to a large, diverse art center. A total of  110 movies, including 26 feature film, 30 documentaries and 54 short movies were screened. Photography exhibitions, workshops, conferences, and other activities rounded out the event. (more…)

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Brazil’s Best Foreign Language Film Submission Reviewed: ‘Little Secret’

December 4th, 2016.

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by Kate Lyra

Amidst the flurry of controversy surrounding its selection, “Little Secret” (“Pequeno Segredo”) screened for the press in Rio de Janeiro. (more…)

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New article by Steve Solot on the Role of Film Commissions in Bilateral Co-production Treaties

July 11th, 2016.

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In his new article published on July 7, 2016 in the “Revista de Cinema,” Steve Solot, Coordinator of Rio Film Commission, President of Latin American Training Center-LATC, and also Executive Director of the Brazilian Film Commission Network-REBRAFIC, writes about the interest of film commissions in international co-production agreements and the role they play in this process. (more…)

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Steve Solot’s new article published in the Jornal do Comercio on March 30 highlights both opportunities and challenges in the Brazilian audiovisual industry

April 4th, 2016.

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Rio de Janeiro is the traditional host of the two most important audiovisual events in Brazil, the Rio International Film Festival (Festival do Rio) in October and the Rio Content Market. (more…)

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In his latest article, Steve Solot talks about the symbiotic relationship between the audiovisual producer and the film commission

December 17th, 2015.

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The Symbiotic Relationship between the Audiovisual Producer and the Film Commission

The most significant demonstration of the relationship of film commissions (FC’s) with audiovisual content producers in Latin America was the importance dedicated to the subject in the recent EGEDA-FIPCA Iberoamerican Audiovisual Forum in Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic in November, which gathered together the leading players of the Iberoamerican audiovisual industry to debate and plan industry positions regarding the challenges faced in the region.  (more…)

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