, during the 10th Guadalajara Film Market, currently considered one of the most important markets of Latin America. The Market took place from March 2 to 8 in Mexico, and was part of the program of the 27th International Guadalajara Film Festival – FICG-27. This year more than three thousand companies participated in the Festival activities.

The EGEDA Seminar took place on March 5th in the Dolores del Rio Salon of the Expo Guadalajara, and offered an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges of Iberoamerican content producers in the international market. In addition to the LATC President, other seminar speakers included Carlos Antón, EGEDA Director (Madrid), Susan Bodine, attorney and specialist in entertainment law, and partner of the law firm Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP (New York) and Leonardo Zimbrón, Commercial Director, partner and founder of Filmadora Nacional (Mexico City).

The panelists discussed various current topics of the Iberoamerican audiovisual industry such as: Access to Content and New Business Models: The Proposed SOPA and PIPA Legislation (Steve Solot); Independent Filmmaking-Opportunities for Cooperation between the US and Latin America (Susan Bodine); A Case study of Cooperation – the LATC-EGEDA Film Industry Immersion Program (Steve Solot and Carlos Antón); New Technology in International Film Distribution (Leonardo Zimbrón); and Trends and New Models of Audiovisual Content Production Finance (Carlos Anton).

As President of the Filme Rio-Rio Film Commission, Steve Solot also conducted meetings with numerous producers, and also met with representatives of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) to learn details of the “High Impact” Incentive program aimed at attracting international film production.

Below is a selection of photos from the EGEDA Seminar:

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