Production services

Screen Colombia is a one stop, 'full service' production services company, with the ability to produce reality, documentary, drama and branded/commercial spots at any level of cost or complexity. We can tailor our service to meet your exact needs from the full support of a well-established production services company to individual bi-lingual producers or fixers. Services available include:

Covid-19

In these uncertain times you have the reassurance that Screen Colombia are registered as one of the recognized service providers adhering to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for filming in Colombia. We have established protocols in place to work alongside client, risk companies and network guidelines to ensure the crews health and well being including the provision of full PPE, vaccinated crew and testing on location.

Pre-production

We are well versed in taking instructions from foreign productions and have a well-established network of contacts and resources throughout Colombia. We interface directly with Government offices such as the Colombian  Film Commission, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and others to expedite foreign talent visas, permits and locations. Coupled with our years of experience and extensive knowledge of filming throughout Colombia we provide you with the very best research, leads, and contacts plus the latest on the ground advice before you´ve even really started.

Budgeting

We pride ourselves on our quick turn around and ability to deliver accurate and cost effective budgets and schedules, allowing you the comfort to make informed financial decisions for your production. Always flexible and transparent in our approach we provide a detailed line-by-line breakdown of the budget and schedule for your approval along with a final cost report and budget reconciliation to ensure you always have peace of mind.

Visas and equipment

We manage and advise on all immigration, visa and work permit issues along with all the paperwork needed for Customs clearance and the temporary importation of any filming equipment to be brought in and out of Colombia. With over 100 international productions completed you can be sure of our advice and a quick turn around on any paperwork required.

Film incentives

We manage all legal, accounting and administrative paperwork for application and execution of the National Film Incentives for the Cash and Tax rebates under law 1556 including setting up Fiduciary trust accounts and fulfilling all auditing requirements. For more details please go to our film incentive page.

Locations

Colombia offers a wide range of locations and diverse environments making it possible to cheat many other countries around the world as well as finding a particular look. In addition to urban centers offering a mix of modern and colonial architecture there are the mountains of the Andes, Amazon rainforests, the plains of Los llanos, lagoons, jungles, deserts, snow capped peaks and of course Caribbean beaches. We have a large location database of photos and offer a full scouting and location service for specific requirements including the arrangement of all necessary permits and releases with established links to organizations such as the Colombian Film Commission, National Parks and the Colombian Archeological Society.

Crew

From a single fixer or local producer to a crew of 100 plus, all our crew are bi-lingual and A-list industry professionals having worked on a variety of international film and television productions. We can supply CV’s and reels on request, advise on departmental strengths, crewing positions, technicians and HOD’s. Plus with few union restrictions Colombia offers one of the most competitive film crew markets in the world with very competitive rates.

Equipment rental

We have accounts with the largest rental houses in Colombia & Latin America allowing us to offer discounted rates for a variety of production budgets and requirements. There are a selection of Arri 35mm film cameras, top-end HD cameras  and lenses with a wide range of tungsten and HMI lights, tracks, dolly and mounts as well as specialist grip and rig equipment. In addition we offer access to a number of soundstages of varying sizes in Bogota. Simply send us the specification of what you require for a quote or ask us for a full list of available equipment and studios.

Logistics

We work with only tried and tested service providers to the film and television industry to bring you the best prices at reduced rates in transport, catering, accommodation, security, equipment rental, accounting, legal and insurance. We have a variety of referenced providers and prices to service your production throughout Colombia so we can plan all your logistical needs within budget allowing you the time to focus on the shoot.

Translations, legal and finance

We have an interdisciplinary team to fulfill or your requirements. Our official translators are used to working with very short deadlines and all the requirements. Our legal team are always there to support you (us) on any query, contract and legal matter. Our accounting team has vast experience navigating budgets, trackers and legalizations for official entities and clients  abroad.

Covid-19 protocols, implementation and official registration with the government
Pre-production advice & on the ground research
Detailed scheduling, budgeting and final cost reconciliation
Visas and Customs clearance for temporary importation of filming equipment
Colombia Film Incentives 1556 Cash Rebate and CINA tax credits
Location scouting, permits and access to our large location database
Provision of bi-lingual crew & A-list industry professionals in all departments at competitive rates
Equipment rental & Casting services from the largest providers in Colombia
Full logistical support
Professional services including translation, legal, finance, insurance and accounting

Production services

Screen Colombia is a one stop, 'full service' production services company, with the ability to produce reality, documentary, drama and branded/commercial spots at any level of cost or complexity. We can tailor our service to meet your exact needs from the full support of a well-established production services company to individual bi-lingual producers or fixers. Services available include:

COVID-19

In these uncertain times you have the reassurance that Screen Colombia are registered as one of the recognised service providers adhering to the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for filming in Colombia along with full PPE and filming protocols in place to ensure yours and our crews health and well being. More details on request.

pre-production

We are well versed in taking instructions from foreign productions and have a well-established network of contacts and resources throughout Colombia across a wide variety of subject matter and departments to assist you. Coupled with our years of experience and extensive knowledge of filming throughout Colombia we can provide you with the very best research, leads, contacts and the latest on the ground advice before you´ve even really started, just give us a call.

budgets & schedules

We pride ourselves on our quick turn around and ability to deliver accurate and cost effective budgets and schedules, allowing you the comfort to make informed financial decisions for your production. Always flexible and transparent in our approach we provide a detailed line-by-line breakdown of the budget and schedule for your approval along with a final cost report and budget reconciliation to ensure you always have peace of mind.

visas & customs

We manage and advise on all immigration, visa and work permit issues along with all the paperwork needed for Customs clearance and the temporary importation of any filming equipment to be brought in and out of Colombia. With over 100 international productions completed you can be sure of our advice and a quick turn around on any paperwork required.

locations & permits

Colombia offers a wide range of looks and diverse environments making it possible to cheat many other countries around the world or find a particular look. We have a large photo database offering a large variety of locations throughout Colombia, in addition we also offer a full scouting and location service for specific requirements including the arrangement of all necessary permits and releases throughout Colombia.

security

Colombia is now an attractive tourist and filming destination however we understand that many international productions still have concerns when visiting for the first time. To that end our team works closely with the Colombian Government, the Armed Forces, Police and private security companies to access the latest advice and security. We work exclusively with foreign productions so are experienced in addressing any concerns you may have, to provide factual advice and security solutions in order that you and your team feel confident and safe during your stay.

local crew

From a single fixer or local producer to a crew of 100 plus, all our crew are bi-lingual and A-list industry professionals having worked on a variety of international film and television productions. We can supply CV’s and reels on request, advise on departmental strengths, crewing positions, technicians and HOD’s. Plus with few union restrictions Colombia offers one of the most competitive film crew markets in the world with very competitive day rates.

casting services

Colombia offers a natural diversity of ethnicities and physiques that provide a rich palette for casting including Latin, Caucasian, Indigenous and Afro-Caribbean looks. With a wide variety of looks and skills available, we work with the leading casting agents, managers and extras agencies to provide photo and video casting reels tailored to your exact needs.

equipment rental

We have accounts with the largest rental houses in Colombia & Latin America allowing us to offer discounted rates for a variety of production budgets and requirements. There are a selection of Arri 35mm film cameras, top-end HD cameras (Phantom Flex & Gold, Arri Alexa’s, Sony Cine Alta’s, F900, Red Epic & Canon C300). There are a wide range of tungsten and HMI lights, tracks, dolly and mounts as well as specialist grip and rig equipment (Milo Mark Roberts Motion Control, Supertechno Crane ST 30, Helicopter rigs Middle/Nose Mount II and Camera Cars with Tyler Mounts). Simply send us the specification of what you require for a quote or ask us for a full list of available equipment.

full logistical support

We work with only tried and tested service providers to the film and television industry to bring you the best prices at reduced rates in transport, catering, accommodation, security, equipment rental, accounting, legal and insurance. We have a variety of referenced providers and prices to service your production throughout Colombia so we can plan all your logistical needs within budget allowing you the time to focus on the shoot.