Uruguay offers cash rebate incentives for foreign projects that are completely or partly made in the country. The incentive targets cinema and film, scripted or non scripted TV, animation, and gaming. Commercial productions are not eligible.
A minimum production spend of USD 600.000 in Uruguay is required to benefit from the 20% cash rebate. The incentive can increase to 25% of eligible costs for projects spending more than USD 1.000.000 in the country. There is a max. cash rebate of USD 400.000 per project.
Rebates are made directly to the foreign producer, though a local production service company must be hired to work locally with the foreign production company. Government paybacks can be expected 3 months after the production wrap and successful presentation of an audit.
These are the fundamental parameters. Precise details are best explored on a case-by-case basis so don't hesitate to reach out to us with your project's details. We aim to maximize the savings available to your foreign production in Uruguay.
As one of the production service companies registered by Uruguay's Institute of Cinematography and Audiovisual Arts (ICAU), we are also positioned to discuss co-productions eligible for Uruguay. It is helpful to note from the outset that selection processes make this approach practical for qualifying productions with all needed documentation prepared for submission at least 3 months prior of starting principal photography in the country. Local film financing options can also be explored.
Application process (Submission-Evaluation- Approval) totals 30 days.
Write us with details about your project and the form of assistance you seek. We're here to help bring your project to shoot with us in Uruguay and to benefit with all our country has to offer.
The practical advantages and beauties of Uruguay are known by clients, agencies, producers, and filmmakers from all over the world.
“The Switzerland of South America” has long been regarded as the safest in the region and with the most highly educated population. With just 3.5 million people in the entire country, the best road and highway infrastructure and almost zero traffic jams, you will discover that shooting here with us is a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
From our production base in the capital city of Montevideo, a short 120 km. drive east to Punta del Este or 160 km. drive west to Colonia del Sacramento reveal an eclectic array of urban landscapes capable of replicating almost every place on earth. We’ve done it before, and we can do it again!
And while Uruguay is not a big country - by South American standards -, it can still offer a wide variety of exterior locations with casting options for most any type of production. Our manageable dimension is one of our strongest assets. It contributes toward making everything in Uruguay really affordable. Pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches, lakes & lagoons, fairytale hillside sceneries, green fields, and forests can be easily reached by short company moves. You’ll be amazed by how much it can stretch your budget.
In addition to all this, we are a company providing A-class production services in Uruguay for over a decade. We are founding members of the Uruguay Audiovisual Chamber. And while we have served the biggest spots and features shot in this country, we still approach every shoot and its unique requisites with the same commitment and dedication to success.
At the helm of the first company in Uruguay specifically dedicated to A-Class production service sit Andrés Mailhos and Nico Aznárez. Demonstrating the standout advantages and allure of this compact South American nation for commercial and feature film production has been their calling for more than a decade. Read more...
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