Panama offers an incredible diversity of landscapes and terrain, including mountains, islands, beaches, jungle, desert and city – both modern metropolis and colonial architecture. We work to find locations that fit the specific requirements for your project and secure the necessary permits from corresponding private and government entities.
We serve as your eyes and ears on the ground in the vital planning period leading up to production and prior to your arrival. During pre-production, we take care of the logistical planning, paying close attention to every detail to ensure all is in order for a smooth transition into production. Our team assists with budget development, research and fact-checking, hotel negotiations, site negotiations and preparations, permitting, casting, film registration, expedited customs assistance, immigration and visas, tax rebate and in-country purchasing among other tasks.
The Panama Film Incentive program offers a 25% cash rebate for qualifying productions with in-country spending above $500,000. The incentive program covers feature films, television pilots, television series (broadcast and cable), television commercials, music videos, documentaries, industrials, video game design and creation, and other forms of content creation. We guide qualifying clients through this process so they can benefit from the savings accessible through this program.
Once your team is on the ground, we provide professional and reliable on-site support throughout the production period, managing all logistical needs. We become an integral part of your team in order to deliver fast results and efficiently work out any challenges that may present themselves.
Local Film Crew
We work with an extremely talented and bilingual pool of local crew including camera operators, camera assistants, sound recordists, media managers, gaffers, grips, production coordinators, production assistants, drone operators, hair and makeup artists, wardrobe, art department and paramedics.
Transportation & Accommodations
We work with a preferred list of trusted vendors and excellent service providers in the areas of transportation, accommodations and catering. Our vendors are experienced and understand the demands of the production industry, tailoring their services to meet the requirements of each individual project.
Should your production require actors and/or extras, Panama has a very diverse demographic and we work hand-in-hand with excellent casting agencies.
We will help guide you on what is available locally. If it exists in Panama, we know where to source it.
Emergency Services & COVID-19
We put the safety of our film crews before everything. Panama is one of the safest countries in the region, and also offers top-notch specialized medical care and state-of-the-art hospital facilities. We have established relationships with these facilities in the event of any medical emergency. We will also guide you on the latest COVID-19 protocols from the Panamanian Ministry of Health, and take the necessary precautions to maximize crew safety and ensure production is uninterrupted.