Tax incentives for Animation Production Companies in the Canary Islands

The number of animation companies settled in the Canary Islands has multiplied by four since 2015. One of the reasons is that the Canary Islands offer a series of appealing tax incentives for audiovisual production companies thanks to the Canary Islands Economic and Tax Regime (REF) within the legal framework of the European Union and Spain.

This fact, together with the weather conditions and the presence of a solid audiovisual sector, makes the Canary Islands one of the best places of Europe to receive audiovisual productions. In today’s post, we show you all the reasons why the Canary Islands is the perfect home for animation companies in the Canary Islands.

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Netflix TV Shows filmed in the Canary Islands

Series de netflix rodadas en canarias

In this post, we are going to speak about Netflix TV Shows filmed in the Canary Islands. But, before we start… Do you remember what movie rental was like? A few years back, one could become member of the nearest video-rental shop where you could find movies on DVD, Blue-Ray and even VHS format. They were classified in different categories and they even had a little sign that said “rented”, and that meant you had to wait for the movie to be returned to be able to watch it. Too much paperwork, right? 

The technological progress has completely changed our way of consuming audio-visual content. In the age of streaming, platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ or HBO have become the new “video-rental shops” you can access with just a “click” of your preferred devise.  

Among all the options with high variety of quality content, Netflix is considered the number 1 platform with 183 million subscribers in the world, according to Forbes April 2020. 

The success of the streaming giant is such, that it has been producing its own feature films. In recent occasions, Netflix has chosen the Canary Islands as location for some of its audio-visual shootings. In today’s post, we show you some Netflix tv shows filmed in the Canary Islands. 

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Successful International TV Shows Filmed in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are a natural scenario highly claimed in the cinematographic world for their numerous locations and remarkable tax incentives. Great Hollywood movies such as Fast and Furious 6, Jason Bourne or Rambo V have been filmed in different scenarios in the Canary Islands. Apart from the big screen, there has also been place for national and international television shows which have ended up impressing the critics both for the plot and the locations. In today’s post we bring you a tour around some successful international tv shows filmed in the Canary Islands. If you want to learn more, keep on reading!

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6 wild beaches to film in the Canary Islands

Wild beaches to film Canary Islands

The Canary Islands have become one of the favorite places for both national and international production companies due to their numerous tax benefits, great weather and the variety of locations that can be found in an archipelago made up of 8 islands. In today’s post, we will show you 6 wild beaches where you can film in the Canary Islands which will become your favorite locations for their low transit and impressive landscapes.

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5 remarkable locations to film in the Canary Islands

5 localizaciones singulares para rodajes en Canarias

The Canary Islands is one of the most favorite destinations for audio-visual production companies around the world for various reasons, from its tax benefits to the hundreds of incredible locations. In today’s post, we will continue to show you every corner of the Archipelago, 5 remarkable locations to film in the Canary Islands which are also some of the most relevant architectural works in the islands. Do you want to know more? Keep on reading!

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Tips to film sustainably in the Canary Islands

To define sustainability, we refer to the harmony of three basic elements: economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection. Below you will find a list of tips to help you carry out your audio-visual production in a balanced way and make it a sustainable shoot in the Canary Islands.

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8 incredible natural places to film in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands archipelago consists of 8 different islands which have something in common: all of them have a unique natural beauty which makes them a paradise of locations for audio-visual production companies around the world. In this post we are sharing with you 8 locations, one from each island, that will help you learn a bit of the insights of these incredible natural scenarios for audio-visual shootings in the Canary Islands.

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Why is it better to rent audiovisual materials in the Canary Islands?

Are you thinking about carrying out your next audiovisual production in the Canary Islands? If the answer is yes, you should know that the transport for your audiovisual materials from abroad is going to involve a high cost and administrative work. In this post, we will explain the reasons why it is more worthwhile to rent audiovisual materials in the Canary Islands than it is to bring them from your country of origin. 

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Top 8 Hollywood movies filmed in the Canary Islands

8 Películas de Hollywood rodadas en Canarias

In this post, we offer a list of 8 famous Hollywood movies which were filmed in the Canary Islands. Also, you will know the exact filming locations that captivated these super-productions and turned into a stage for these feature films.

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What is the ATA Carnet and what is it for?

ata carnet

Are you thinking about carrying out an audio visual shooting in the Canary Islands but you don’t know how to transport all of your professional materials from your country of origin? In this case, you’d be interested in knowing everything about the ATA Carnet, an alternative that facilitates the movement of goods among those countries included in the Istanbul Convention, including Spain, which will help you to avoid delays due to bureaucratic procedures. In this post, we will tell you everything you need to know about it. Keep on reading! What is the ATA Carnet? The ATA Carnet is an international customs and temporary export-import document which allows you to move goods without paying duties or import taxes during the course of a year. This document can be used by shippers, companies or professionals who are going to work abroad, self-employed or employed by others and who need to transport goods or equipment to other countries, as in the case of audio visual production companies who wish to film in the Canary Islands. Almost any type of merchandise can be transported with an ATA Carnet: computers, tools, photography materials, filming materials, musical instruments, industrial machinery, vehicles and sound systems, among others. In other words, any merchandise which is non-perishable, consumable or materials to be transformed into other articles. How does the ATA Carnet work? The main advantage of obtaining an ATA Carnet is the comfort of moving your merchandise without wait or unforeseen factors in customs. With just one document you will be able to transport your materials among the different territories which are subject to customs without having to manage specific documentation for temporary exportation and importation for each country. With this document, which facilitates temporary imports and exports into foreign countries, you will be able to enter and leave the territory without difficulties. ATA Carnets offer some advantages which deserve a special mention: The elimination of the Value Added Tax (VAT) and customs rights. The owners of the Carnet won’t have to provide a customs’ security deposit for each country. With this document the deposit is unique, regardless of the number of countries to visit. This way, you can manage customs’ formalities upfront and with a pre-fixed cost. Carnets simplify the customs’ process avoiding bureaucratic procedures. Thus, the importers and exporters will use a unique document for all the customs’ formalities within a wide range or countries. The ATA Carnet can be used for various trips during the course of a year and ensures the return of all the materials and merchandise to their countries of origin without delays. Despite all these advantages, the ATA Carnet involves a time investment to process all of the required documentation which does not include the costs for transport, that is why we highly recommend the alternative of renting audio visual materials from a local service production company. This can save you time and money and you will count on the technical support and professional backup from locals to face any difficulties […]

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