Spain offers a tax rebate of up to 40% to foreign producers of feature-length films, television series, animated films, and documentaries.
The rebate for projects filmed in the Canary Islands is 40% of qualified expenditures with a cap of 5.4 million Euros. Navarre provides a tax credit of 35%. The rest of mainland Spain and Balearic Islands offer a 30% tax rebate on the first 1 million Euros spend and 25% on additional expenditures up to 10 million Euros.
These incentives are applicable to any Spanish producers registered on the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports' Film Company Register, who are managing a foreign production. Production service companies based in Spain are essential when it comes to applying for these tax incentives and benefits, as well as for other production assistance and inland revenue enquiries.
In order to obtain these incentives, the foreign company must spend a minimum of 1 million Euros in Spain and employ a percentage of local staff. Incentives plus grants can never be higher than the equivalent of 50% of the total production costs.
Let's discuss your project, and how we can work together to secure the rebate for it.
With all the essential production tools available in Spain, and an agreeable climate, there is still much more that attracts creatives to work with us here under the sunniest skies of Europe. Cultural icons of the classic nature share the spotlight with sport stars. Modern architecture stands tall in cosmopolitan cityscapes populated by a cast of characters demonstrating the diversity of Spain’s millenary history. The spirit of fiesta fun takes on new forms in the creative's eye in cities where the turn of a corner can reveal locations with a cool groove next to those that pack a punch.
There is creative inspiration in these lands from the Costa Brava Salvador Dalí called home, down the Mediterranean coast graced by Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences to the Almeria badlands of Spaghetti Westerns across to Malaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas. To the west across endless prairies, a turn north leads to evergreen mountains towering over the Atlantic Ocean. At sea, the Balearic and Canary Islands enhance the colorful palette.
It is in this sunniest corner of Europe where we have a whole world of locations within a 90-minute drive of the capital city, Madrid. The seaside port of Barcelona is a favored film hub with its own unique spectrum of visual delight. No surprise Spain locations – from dramatic mountain ranges to fertile plains to striking deserts – are the chosen backdrop for works spanning generations from the likes of filmmakers like Orson Welles and Sergio Leone to George Lucas and Ridley Scott, as well as photographers from Robert Capa and Eve Arnold to Peter Lindbergh and Annie Leibovitz.
A number of talented pros have called on our team to deliver all that Spain has to offer. Filmmakers like Nisha Ganatra, Maison Vignaux, Stewart Maclennan, Suzie and Leo, and Jared Knecht.
Our below-the-line services have facilitated first-rate film, photo and social marketing campaigns produced by Lucas Films for Star Wars - Han Solo, Disney for The Eternals with Angelina Jolie, Universal Pictures for Bourne with Matt Damon, Warner for In The Heart of the Sea, Warner for Wrath of the Titans, HBO for Game of Thrones, Paramount for Allied with Brad Pitt. Commercial campaigns for Mugler, H&M, Swarovski, Mercedes Benz, VW, Adidas and P&G.
That makes us the ideal local production partner to provide quality, cost-effective results you can see in frame.
Our experience at securing the local tax rebate for a Hollywood studio feature films including Solo – A Star Wars Story, Fast and Furious 6, Allied, Jason Bourne, In The Heart Of The Sea, and TV series like Doctor Who and The Witcher, underscores an advantage of producing feature films and TV series with us in Spain.
Shooting an independent film on a budget that won’t qualify for incentives? Or perhaps a commercial? Let’s talk numbers. We’re a straight-talking shop prepared for constructive dialogue that can deliver the best shoot for your budget.
We feel privileged to have earned the trust of clients from around the globe to produce and service projects featuring top-notch professionals such as Renee Stewart, Lewis Hamilton, Angelique Kerber and Riley Harper.
Celia is Head of Production at the PSN Spain Partner office based in Barcelona. EP Marko Schiebeck recruited her in 2018 following Celia’s two-year venture in her home country where she spearheaded production services for the PSN Peru Partner.
Celia learned filmmaking at the New York Film Academy after earning a degree in communications and public relations from the American University of Washington DC. Celia soon moved to Los Angeles to work under Bec Smith at United Talent Agency where she coordinated the agency’s calendar for film festivals such as Cannes, Sundance and Toronto.
She then returned to her hometown of Lima and worked as an EP at Patria Producciones where she helmed many important film and commercial productions.
In 2014 she collaborated with Antonio Sarria in the creation of Sangre, another important production house in Peru. During the years that followed, Celia worked on and off as a freelancer, notably participating in the production of a Mario Testino fundraising gala.
Marko Schiebeck has experience in over 1000 commercials, still photo and film shoots and has been paving his way up to his current EP role in Portugal and Spain for over two decades. He has travelled and shot in almost every continent in the world, establishing himself in Germany, Spain, United States, and more recently, Portugal.
Marko is known for his leadership, hard-work and dedication to every single project he encounters, finding its specificities and making the most of each one. He makes problem solving look easy. His extreme passion towards his work is an inspiration for his team and a comfort for his clients.
Marko is a native Berliner, but Iberia is a second home to him. Marko founded his own service company here in 2005 with fellow German, Andreas Wentz and native Canarian, Juan Cano “Nono”.