Sevilla was the chosen place for James Costos designation as SFCs Honorary Ambassador
The Government Delegation in Andalusia, based in Sevilla’s Plaza España, has been the meeting point for many authorities, media and art and culture professionals that wanted to be part of this event, in which James Costos was named.
Mr. Costos’ activity started in Hotel Alfonso XIII with some interviews, followed by a guided tour through some shooting locations, which included the University of Sevilla and its surrounding gardens, Parque de María Luisa (location for some shootings, such as “La Lista”) and Capitanía General.
During this tour, James Costos was accompanied by Carlos Rosado and Juan Manuel Guimerans, Spain Film Commission’s president and vice president respectively, and Piluca Querol, Andalucía Film Commission’s director.
Once arrived in the Government Delegation, a meeting between audio-visual producers and officers of different film commissions, to find new means of collaboration with the North-American audio-visual industry.
Afterwards Carlos Rosado delivered this distinction to Mr. Costos in an event that counted with the presence of Juan Espadas, Sevilla’s Major; Isabel Oliver, secretary of state for tourism; and Manuel Cardente, Tourism vice-counsellor for Andalusia’s Government. He showed his gratitude saying that “Spain counts with first class talented professionals, an attractive tax system, beautiful and diverse landscapes and an excellent weather, which makes it perfect to shoot throughout the year”. He finished announcing that he is committed to create a working agenda with Spain Film Commission to attract more North-American shootings to Spain.
According to Carlos Rosado: “To open a new market in the USA we count with talented technicians and attractive projects. And Spain offers not only beautiful landscapes and good weather conditions, but modern infrastructures, attractive tax incentives, competitive prices and experimented professionals”.