Magazine article Screen International

World of Locations: Argentina

Magazine article Screen International

World of Locations: Argentina

Article excerpt

Recent shoots include Warner Bros' Will Smith caper Focus and Florian Gallenberger's English-language Colonia, starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl, in which Argentina doubles for 1970s Chile. It is produced by Majestic Filmproduktion.

THE LOWDOWN

Financial Incentives

None at present but relatively low costs and beneficial exchange rates mean hiring crews, services and accommodation can make it worth the expense of travelling to South America or lugging local crews beyond Buenos Aires. Small and mid-sized companies with offices established in the city's designated Audiovisual District can access further tax exemptions. Some discounts on production services and accommodations in Buenos Aires are also available through the film commissions.

Further information http://internacionales.incaa.gov.ar

Infrastructure

The country is known for fully equipped services and facilities, as well as experienced crews and talent. Film commissions in Buenos Aires offer assistance with permits, locations and local connections, including an online guide to some 4,500 local companies.

Locations

There is plenty of variety, from mountains to jungles to coasts. The architecturally diverse Buenos Aires is a popular low-cost stand-in for European and North American cities, especially when seasons need to be swapped. …

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