SPAIN FILM COMMISSION TAKES STOCK OF THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 ON THE AUDIOVISUAL INDUSTRY
The extraordinary situation in which Spain finds itself as a consequence of Covid 19 is intensively affecting the filming industry.
According to the information gathered by the Spain Film Commission, filming shootings have been gradually cancelled around the country and have reached the total stoppage due to the application of the measures established in the State of Alarm decree.
More than 300 shooting have been suspended since Wednesday, 11th
52% Spanish projects
48% international projects
11% feature films
9% short films
13% TV series
5% music videos
12% TV programs
Spain Film Commission is a non-governmental entity which boasts a network of more than 30 offices throughout the national territory. In order to face the effects of this crisis, the organization will address to the Government a plan with urgent measures to stimulate and promote the film industry in the short-term.
We should make every effort to ensure that the stoppage of the filming projects is not a definitive cancellation but only a postponement.
The aim is to send international markets and professionals in the audiovisual industry a message of tranquility so that the shootings that have been suspended could resume as soon as possible. In the same way, the plan would pursue the confirmation of the projects in which the different film offices were already working and the promotion of Spain for new film shootings to recover the competitiveness that our industry has compared to other destinations. It will only be achieved with the impulse of the Government and the coordination and collaboration of the Spanish audiovisual industry.