Portugal offers a cash-rebate system which is one of the most attractive incentives in Europe. Our team has experience tapping into the funds for producers of international projects.
With a minimum expenditure in Portugal of 500.000 EUR (fiction and animation) and 250.000 EUR for documentaries or post-production, international projects may be eligible for a cash rebate of 25% to 30%, depending on a cultural test and the characteristics of the project.
The main determining factors are: high economic impact in Portugal, expenses made in low density areas, hiring local actors, technicians, services, and suppliers.
Budget for grants in 2019 was at a record high of 20,6 million Euros. Call on us for more details on how we can help your project secure this funding.
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'We have had great experiences shooting with them and can definitely recommend it!,' writes Jack Gregory Donald, Managing Partner and Executive Producer, Peoplegrapher. 'Producing commercials in Portugal brings many advantages, from logistics to language as well as the people and the weather.
'Casting is very easy there and of high quality. The crews are professional and pleasant to work with, the fact that everyone speaks English so well is a definitive plus.
'Furthermore, since Portugal is in Europe, it is easy to travel to and it's situated ideal for bringing in cars, for example.
We produced two car commercials and one fashion TVC commercial. All covering film and photo production. We were always in good hands and highly recommend their team in Portugal.'
Client: Porsche - Campaign: Gone Driving with Sorelle Amore - Director: Peter Bender - DoP: Severin Strauss - 2nd Unit: Tim Pfeffer - Market: Worldwide - Production Company: Peoplegrapher - Producer: Jack Gregory Donald - Production Service: AG Films - Service Producer: Melanie West - Location: Algarve, Portugal
Canadian born and raised, James came to Portugal over 25 years ago and fell in love with the country and the people. He first set up shop representing international photographers, make-up artists and stylists. Client demand soon compelled him to start a kids agency, a real people agency, and provide full production services.
Inspired by what Portugal has to offer, James has a contagious passion for his work with international clients that brings them back time and again.
Jack Gregory Donald, Managing Partner and Executive Producer, Peoplegrapher.