LATC is a media training, publishing and audiovisual consulting center with regional headquarters in Rio de Janeiro. Since 2009 LATC has conducted immersion programs and trade missions to the U.S. for producers, attorneys and executives from around the world.

Our services and products

Consulting

The dynamics of today’s globalized film industry make it challenging for independent filmmakers to find financing, production, distribution and marketing. LATC Consulting offers assistance to independent audiovisual content producers throughout Latin America, providing essential information, resources and consulting services to enable them to enter this playing field.

Training

LATC specializes in creative training programs for audiovisual content producers. LATC methodology emphasizes new technology business models. In addition to organizing workshops and seminars on various aspects of filmmaking, it also offers seminars on intellectual property rights protection, rights management and commercialization of audiovisual content.

Publications

LATC publishes books focused on audiovisual activities and intellectual property rights, aimed to enhance the skills and competences of audiovisual industry professionals by providing access to the best techniques, information and guidance, thereby promoting the professional growth of the audiovisual industry throughout Latin American countries.

News

LATC creates a new platform to promote film projects of students and graduates from Latin American CILECT member schools

The Latin American Training Center annouces the CILECT/LATC Audiovisual Project Platform, a new tool for promotion of audiovisual projects (fiction and documentaries) from students who seek support for financing, co-production, crowdfunding, distribution,...
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The LATC Entertainment, Business and Legal Affairs Program in Miami was a huge success!

Copyright in the age of digital music, intellectual property, virtual reality, production, distribution and licensing of new media content in Latin America were among the current topics of the entertainment industry addressed from March 29 to April 1st during the...
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Guide for Brazilian Film Commissions – Now Available for Free Download!

Published by the Latin American Training Center-LATC (Centro Latino-americano de Treinamento e Assessoria Audiovisual), with support by the Cesnik, Quintino e Salinas law firm, the new Guide for Brazilian Film Commissions offers, for the first time in Portuguese and...
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LATC President has been elected to the Board of Directors of the AmCham Rio

Steve Solot, LATC President, has been elected to the 2017-2018 Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro. The ceremony took place on May 12 at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and was attended by Minister of Economy Henrique Meirelles, US Ambassador Michael McKinley, Mayor Marcelo Crivella, General Director of the National Petroleum Agency – ANP, Décio Fabrício Oddone da Costa and US Consul General James Story. read more…

The new article by Steve Solot highlights the regulatory framework for film commissions in Mexico as an example for Brazil

In his new article published on May 4 in the “Revista de Cinema,” Steve Solot, President of Latin American Training Center-LATC and Executive Director of the Brazilian Film Commission Network-REBRAFIC, comments the organization model of film commissions in Mexico. According to Solot, the Mexican model is aimed at providing a legislative framework to promote the general development of the film and audiovisual industry.  The new research on the nature and formats of film commissions in Mexico has also inspired a similar study to be undertaken in Brazil by REBRAFIC. read more…

The US launch of the LATC “Guide for Latin American Film Commissions” at the AFCI Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference

The Latin American Training Center-LATC announced its free guide in Spanish for Latin American Film Commissions at the AFCI Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference, the largest gathering and premier worldwide event of film commissions.  The event took place on April 6 in Los Angeles with the participation of representatives of 3 of the contributing authors, Melissa Patack (MPAA), Eric Klosterman (LGMA) and Ana Francisca Aizenberg (LAFCN). The Guide, first launched during the Ventana Sur Film Market in Buenos Aires last November, is a companion to the previous LATC “Guide for Film Commissions in Brazil,” published in 2015 in Portuguese with support by the Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Law Firm.
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A new academic publication on Latin American Cinema includes a chapter by Steve Solot

Edited by Maria Delgado, Stephen M. Hart and Randal Johnson, A Companion to Latin American Cinema offers a wide-ranging collection of newly commissioned essays and interviews that explore the ways in which Latin American cinema has established itself on the international film scene in the twenty-first century. Contributors include filmmakers, critics, historians, scholars, and executives from the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. Among them, Steve Solot, President of LATC. read more…

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

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. read more…

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