deals with any genre and / or format of film. The company provides
complete production facilites, including equipment, technicians,
locations, permissions, clearances etc.
C.G. Productions’ work normally involves supervision
and coordination of legal, financial, artistic and general management
matters associated with pre-production, production, post-production and
distribution of a film or video project.
Brief description of Carlos Guimarães’s (C.G.
Productions) experience and qualifications:
Extensive experience in the field of media
communications, including consultancy, production and direction of
multi-media, video and film formats. Experienced in financial planning,
research, public relations, legal negotiations, tour arrangements,
location scouting, wholesale and retail sales, marketing, and design of
business plans. He is also a writer, a director of radio programs and a
Current position held by Carlos Guimarães:
Film Producer and Advertising Film Director
President of Brazilian National Film Institute
Executive Producer of Cinema International Corporation
in Brazil (Paramount, Metro and Universal Pictures)
Operation Director of Embrafilme (Brazilian National
Producer of 12 Brazilian Films
President of Gramado Brazilian Film Festival
Telefax : (55
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Filming in Brazil
In Brazil, just like in most countries, there are laws regulating the
circumstances under which foreigners are allowed to work, as well as
strict rules regarding the temporary admittance of equipment.
If these laws are not observed, you may face serious legal problems and
undesired costs, not only at customs but also on location.
According to the law, in order to film in Brazil, you must hire a
Brazilian company registered at Secretaria do Audiovisual (Culture
Office). The first thing you must do to get your process started is send a
synopsis of your project to your Brazilian production company. Based on
this synopsis, a budget is established and contract between you and the
Brazilian company is signed.
Next, you must provide the company with a list of all non-Brazilian
technicians and the estimated dates of their arrival and departure. This
list should contain their name, profession, nationality, passport number
(please enclose a photocopy of the first pages) and salary.
This list must be endorsed by SINDCINE and Secretaria do Audiovisual.
The Ministry of Labour demands the payment of a sum, corresponding to 10%
of all foreign expenses, to the competent Union.
For every three foreign technicians working in Brazil, you must locally
hire two Brazilian technicians.
The contracts of your local employees must be registered at the Union and
at the Ministry of Labour by your Brazilian production company.
After your project receives the approval from Secretaria do Audiovisual,
the Brazilian Foreing Office, Itamaraty, will issue the temporary work
permits for your foreing crew and send them to the Brazilian Consulate in
the country of departure.
You should make a complete list of the equipment, mentioning serial number
and value of all items. It is preferable that you group this information
according to the packing list of your boxes. After having this list
stamped by your Chamber of Commerce, send it to your Brazilian production
company, so that they can start the process of obtaining temporary