FOCUS talks to Peter Welter Soler, Executive Producer & CEO of Fresco Films Production Services in Spain

FOCUS talks to Peter Welter Soler, Executive Producer & CEO of Fresco Films Production Services in Spain

PeterPeter what brings you and Fresco Films back to FOCUS this year?

We have been coming to Focus ever since its very first edition, since we believe in the message as well as the oportunity this event provides us. Continuity and repeat business is not only one of our main philosophies as a company with our clients, but also as to our presence at relevant international events. In this sense, Focus is without any doubt one of the most important events for our industry, and hence we would not want to miss out the chance to be present.

What are you hoping to get out of the event and what in particular will you be promoting at FOCUS 2018?

As in past editions, our main goal is to maintain contact with our clients, have the chance to explore new business oportunities through our presence at the event, as well as staying in top of all current tendencies in the industry, and for this Focus is the perfect event.

Fresco 3Please tell us briefly about Fresco Films?

Fresco Film Services was founded in 1972! As you can see, continuity, perdurance as well as quality service are not only our main goals but have kept us in the business for so long. We offer professional production services for all type of productions in Spain and Portugal, focusing mainly on commercials as well as feature films and high end tv. We like to think of ourselves as very innovative, which might be one of our little secrets of success. Personal counselling on production needs, defending our clients’ interests as well as taking good care of our crew, vendors as well as institutions keep the perfect balance for facilitating a perfect balance between professional production services and healthy personal relationships. This is a tough business, and we care about making it as easy as possible for anybody who wants to shoot in Spain or Portugal.

What foreign productions have you provided production services for in the past few years?

Fresco 1In the past few years, we had the honor to service the last four seasons of Game of Thrones (HBO), season 2 of Snatch (Sony), The White Princess (Starz / Lionsgate), Terminator 6 (Skydance / Paramount), to name only a few recent TV and feauture film productions. Mercedes, Porsche and BMW for production houses like Bigfish, BWGTBLD, Stink or Bazelevs are amongst our latest commercial film credits.
Please tell us briefly about the filming incentives that Spain (Mainland and Canaries) has on offer for international productions?
Spanish film & tv incentives came into place in 2015 and have proven to be very reliable and efficient: 20% with a cap of 3 million payback (15 million Euros spent) on local spent, covering more than 90% of the overall production costs in Spain. The government is currently considering another imporvement and raise in percentage and cap.


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