Filming in Brazil
In order to film in Brazil, with exception to foreign productions of journalism, every production company must hire or be an associate of a Brazilian production company, which will make the prior communication to the Brazilian Film Agency (ANCINE).
The notification can only be made by a Brazilian production company registered with the agency, as it will be responsible for providing all the permits and documents required for filming. The Brazilian production company not only acts as a representative of the foreign production company towards ANCINE, but also must ensure compliance with the legislation and processes related to customs clearance of equipment, providing support to the foreign company.
For more information on international co-production, please check the website of ANCINE.