This Workshop held in Buenos Aires, December, 6 – 7. The Program was designed specifically to prepare professional producers in Argentina to present their film projects in the U.S. and Brazil by providing the essential information and the tools appropriate for the current legal and commercial environments in these two key markets for Argentine audiovisual content.

The workshop methodology offered specific segments for each market, focusing on three themes: Commercial Issues, Legal Aspects and Pitching. In addition, the workshop provided case studies from each country, and individual technical consulting sessions to provide business and legal guidance for specific projects of the participants.

The sessions on the US market were conducted by SUSAN BODINE, an entertainment attorney in the Motion Picture and Television Group of the New York Law firm Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, New York and BENJAMIN ODELL, President and partner of Miami-based feature film company, Panamax Films, and a Director of the new joint venture of Panamax, Televisa and Lionsgate: PANTELION FILMS.

The sessions on the Brazilian market were conducted by FABIO CESNIK and JOSÉ MAURICIO FITTIPALDI of the Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas law firm, and DENISE MACHADO and PAULA CONSENZA of BossaNova Films, both located in São Paulo, Brasil.

The Professional Audiovisual Training Workshop: Focus on U.S. and Brazil was co-sponsored by the Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas law firm (São Paulo), the US Embassy in Buenos Aires and the Universidad del Cine.  Additional support was provided by United International Pictures-UIP (Argentina), the Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP law firm (New York), the Argentine National Film and Audiovisual Arts Institute – INCAA, the Argentina Federation of Producers of Film and Audiovisual Arts – FAPCA, and the General Director of Creative Industries and Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Buenos Aires Municipal Government.


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LATC is a professional audiovisual training and consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro, focused on the new generation of audiovisual content producers in Latin America, based on new technology business models and digital rights management concepts. In addition to organizing technical training workshops for professional filmmakers throughout Latin America, it offers full-service consulting services for content producers, Film Commissions, film festivals and other industry players in specific audiovisual, fiscal incentive and co-production. LATC is affiliated to:

• CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (Brussels);
• IFTA FOUNDATION – Independent Film & Television Alliance (Los Angeles);
• IFP – Independent Filmmaker Project (New York);
• NALIP – National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Los Angeles);
• EGEDA – Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (Madrid);
• FIA – Fundación para la Investigación del Audiovisual (Valencia, Spain)

Contact in Buenos Aires:

Susana Landau
LATC Representative

Contact in Rio de Janeiro:

Fernanda Lima
LATC Special Projects

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