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.
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