Current Financing Mechanisms for Audiovisual Content in Latin America – 2nd Edition (2014)

THE UPDATED SOURCEBOOK ON FUNDING SOURCES FOR LATIN AMERICAN AUDIOVISUAL CONTENT WAS LAUNCHED DURING THE GUADALAJARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-FICG, IN MEXICO

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Sponsored by the Americas Film Conservancy-AFC, Cesnik, Quintino e Salinas Advogados-CQS and Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP–CDAS, with the support of the Brazilian Independent Television Producers’ Association-ABPITV, the new publication offer articles by a select group of legal and technical experts on the current, principal mechanisms of financing audiovisual content, and corresponding c legislation from 13 Latin-American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, México, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela. Based on numerous requests, this new edition now offers a fully bilingual, Spanish-English format to ensure increased access, and contains references to financing sources for television and new media content, where they exist.

Consistent with its previous publications, LATC and the sponsors of the new edition hope that it will serve as a significant source of information for policy makers, legislators, investors, attorneys, producers, distributors and other professionals in the audiovisual industry to promote the common objective to expand the Latin American audiovisual content industry in a global context.

For this new updated publication, LATC has invited a select group of legal and technical experts from 13 countries to prepare a chapter on the principal mechanisms of financing audiovisual content. Also included in each chapter are references to specific legislation of each country for further research and review. Countries included in the publication are: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, México, Peru, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Given the rapid development and implementation of new media technology in the audiovisual industry with its multiple formats, delivery channels and platforms, each author has included references to new media funding mechanisms, where they exist, in addition to enumerating and explaining traditional funding sources.

Sponsors:
• Americas Film Conservancy-AFC: a Los Angeles-based, non-profit, foundation for development, production and preservation of Latin American cinema. www.afcy.org
• Cesnik, Quintino e Salinas Advogados-CQS: a Rio/São Paulo law firm focused on new media and entertainment industries. www.cqs.adv.br
• Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard LLP–CDAS: a New York law firm, focused on media and entertainment industries. www.cdas.com

Support:
Brazilian Independent TV Producers Association-ABPITV: non-profit entity to unite and fortify production companies that produce domestic and international content for television and new media. www.abpitv.com.br

Publisher/Editor:
Latin American Training Center-LATC: a media training and consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro, focused on the new generation of audiovisual content producers in Latin America.

CONTACT:
Fernanda Lima, LATC Project Coordinator, fernanda.latc@gmail.com