* From ICAA to Fapae
, film orgs are reaching out to the financial sector, tubthumping, as ICO's Gonzalo Serrano pointed out at the July seminar, that the "film industry is one of the least problematic lending sectors in Spain."
31, 10 partnered with Latin America, says Fapae
prexy Pedro Perez.
has commissioned a study from Ambers, a financial consultancy, to advise on how breaks can change film financing and recoupment in Spain, Perez tells Variety.
For Perez and Fapae
, a new law also should introduce substantial production tax breaks and new rulings for distribution and exhibition.
study doesn't mention which specific films make up this amount.
prexy Pedro Perez reckons that "when Spanish TV airs local pica in primetime, they can face up to U.S.
According to a pioneering Fapae
study, private sector Spanish investment grew 150% 1999-2002.
When the 5% quota was approved in 2000, Fapae
moved swiftly to ensure that 60% of TV nets' commitment to local films would be plowed into Spanish-lingo films, not earmarked for one or two major co-productions.
prexy Eduardo Campoy has assured fearful Spanish producers that this policy will not see substantial changes.
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain Led by producers body FAPAE
, national film authorities will launch the first Spanish Film Screenings for Europe Dec.
distributors that have also shown a commitment to Spanish pics will also be invited, says Gerardo Herrero, prexy of Spain's producer lobby Fapae
. The group will back the event with the ICAA Spanish Film Institute, Spain's ICEX export board and Lanzarote's local government.
Pushed hard by the Spanish government and the powerful producers' lobby Fapae
, the aim is to make it the world's top Spanish-language film and TV mart.