Thursday, April 1, 2010
Brazil Trade Mission - 2010
March was a very busy month for CASO. Thanks to the OMDC and the Ministry of Culture, we were able to commission a trade mission to LA, Hong Kong, India and Brazil. I was lucky enough to be apart of the Brazil Trade Mission where the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo organized several studio tours and valuable meetings with broadcasters and Brazil Television Producers Associations (BTVP). The attendee's learned the inner workings of developing joint ventures, the legalities in co-productions and and number of financing models each country may come across. CASO is fortunate to be able to bring 8 studios heads to Brazil to develop relationships abroad. It is with the support of government agencies and CASO members to participate in such events that will continue the growth and profitability of our industry. CASO would like to especially thank Fernanda Whitaker, Elise Raciot, Jaqueline Aguilar and the many others that at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paul who organized such great meetings and tours.