Colombia will be presenting new incentives in the United States for the Film Industry
Virtual Tour seeks to highlight opportunities in Colombia for investment in audiovisual projects.
To strengthening commercial ties for promotion, investment and strengthening the Colombian audiovisual industry, exchanging experiences for the promotion of culture, disseminating the progress of the Orange Economy and learning about the best practices of the creative districts in the United State, Vice Minister of Creativity and the Orange Economy, Felipe Buitrago will hold a virtual tour in the United States.
The Ministry of Culture seeks to socialize at the international level the most recent changes in incentive policies and new funds for the audiovisual industry in order to attract investors and new projects for the production of series, music videos, video games, online shorts, and cinematographic projects.
Buitrago and is team will privately virtually meet with United States government officials, private sector representatives and agencies that promote culture in the United States.
To open these virtual events, the Ministry of Culture, Procolombia, ProimAGES and Invest in Bogotá held a webinar last Wednesday. More than 250 representatives of companies such as Viacom, Netflix, Mediapro, Sony Pictures, AMC, Telemundo, Turner and Amazon Studios and national companies, regional investment promotion agencies of Bogotá, Barranquilla and Medellín joined and presented value proposals and advantages that they offer for foreign investment in the creative industries sector.
Starting Monday June 8th, the Vice Minister will hold private virtual conversations with directors of creative districts in Maryland and South Carolina, Carlos Díaz Rosillo, CEO of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Mary Anne Carter of The National Endowment for the Arts and representatives in the areas of culture and creativity from Duke and Howard University.
The vice minister will also hold one-on-one conversations with different private sector companies interested in audiovisual projects in and with Colombia.
The Colombian national cinematographic sector has been growing steadily with 526 certified national projects between 2004 and 2019.
The government's progress will be shared to explain how for the first time in Colombia, Culture is considered one of the central pillars of national public policies.
The virtual tour is part of President Iván Duque's strategy to promote the Orange Economy as a source for social transformation, innovation, entrepreneurship and sustainable economic development and to strengthen the bilateral cultural relationship with the United States, a strategic ally in promoting creative industries, the protection of cultural heritage and entrepreneurship
Representatives of the Ministry of Culture, Procolombia, the Embassy of Colombia in the United States and the Embassy of the United States in Colombia will be present in all these meetings.