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.

Both publications offer basic information and recommendations to effectively establish and operate a film commission at the municipal or state level anywhere the region.  Designed to meet the growing need for professional, efficient film commissions, the new Guide is a valuable tool for the groundwork involved in designing and implementing a new film commission, and also offers tips for the improved management of existing film commissions in Latin America. The book is aimed at multiple audiences, including government officials, film and TV producers, politicians and managers.

Divided into two sections, the guide in Spanish consists of 10 chapters on the creation, structure, administration and operation of a film commission in Latin America, followed by 10 articles contributed by well-known international industry authorities, emphasizing the critical importance and urgency of film commissions to producers and their contribution to economic development and job creation.

Both the Spanish and the Portuguese versions of the publication are available free of charge in PDF format for download from the LATC website www.latamtrainingcenter.com.

For more information on LATC technical consulting and support services for film commissions contact LATC at contactlatc@gmail.com.

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