Miami, Spanish Rights Management Entity Ink Deal to Strengthen Ties Between Foreign Filmmakers, U.S.

The agreement is designed to provide support for content creation in Latin America, Spain and Florida.

MADRID --  Spain’s rights management entity EGEDA announced Tuesday it has signed a deal with the city of Miami to strengthen ties between Spanish and Latin American filmmakers and the United States, designed to increase economic aid and investments for audiovisual productions.

The deal, which was hammered out and witnessed by the U.S. Latin Chamber of Commerce (CAMACOL), facilitates shoots in cities throughout Latin America, Spain and Miami via the Miami Film Commission and other local film commissions.

The agreement also looks to create business opportunities for film, TV, broadcasting and Internet, cable and satellite production and distribution, while also providing the chance for producers to immerse themselves in the local industries in order to foment synergies.

EGEDA revealed the agreement as the second EGEDA/FIPCA del Audiovisual Iberoamericano Forum in Medellin, Colombia kicked off.

The presidents of various national producer federations and local chapters of EGEDA will gather at the forum, along with the Federation of IberoAmerican Film Producers FIPCA President Adrian Solar of Chile and EGEDA President Enrique Cerezo.

The main representatives from the Latin American and Spanish industries will debate business models and challenges facing the industry and try to find solutions for the whole region.