After Latin America and the US, it now reaches Europe
The well-known company “Outlabs”, has started a new venture in Europe through Blackout Films who has bought the brand and its assets to put them together with their on-set services.
In the unmatchable setting of the Canary Islands plus the best tax system in Europe, Outlabs positions itself in the market as the first company in the Canary Islands to have five DIT stations and a fully equipped “Vandit” mobile unit. From the second half of 2019, Outlabs will offer on set services, dailies, datalab, advanced workflows for film and commercials, ACES, HDR workflows and live colour.
You can now learn more about the project on the new website of the company, which having refreshed its image, aims at becoming a model of innovation and technology: Outlabs web.
Minimum expenditure required is brought down
In Tenerife, international feature films, series or animation productions can enjoy 40 % tax deduction. To be eligible, animation productions or films post-produced on the Island need only spend a minimum of 200,000 euros, instead of one million euros required up till now, which still applies to the rest of Spain. This major cut is included in Law 8/2018, of 5 November on the modification of the Canary Islands Economic and Tax Regime.
What are the basic requirements for international productions to benefit from the 40% incentive? First of all, the total budget has to amount to two million euros and a local production company to provide production services must be hired. If the film is shot on the island, a minimum of one million euros expenditure is required. However, if it is an animation production or only post-production is carried out on the island, the minimum amount required goes down to 200,000 euros. There is a wide range of eligible expenditure for shoots including all that related to the production of the film, from screenplay, first location scouting to editing and final cut. Lists of eligible expenditure for shoots and for animation are available.
There are plenty of excellent local production companies for this type of projects. Learn about them on the Film Commission’s professional directory. To find out more about tax incentives for film production in Tenerife, please see our film commission’s website.
+34 647 346362
This postproduction company includes new professionals
The dynamic ‘Voice Bank” designed by T-Lab with a selection of new professionals they have trained, has been available since January. They will shortly add iconic voices like those of Alicia Rodríguez, José Luis de Madariaga, Juancho Aguiar or Virginia Izquierdo. T-Lab has different Latin American Spanish accents and a range of languages like English, Italian, French, German, Russian and Portuguese.
The training courses organised by T-Lab and Escuela de Actores were supported by Tenerife Film Commission.
TLAB is currently developing new products and services they will be presenting in the next months.
For further information contact TLab
We shall attend the specialist meetings, Kidscreen Summit and Cartoon Movie
Over the last few years, Tenerife has been taking its place in the international panorama as one of the locations to bear very much in mind for animation projects thanks to the conditions and characteristics which make it unique. To the attractive fiscal advantages that it offers, with incentives of between 35 and 40 per cent for investment in the film or series, must be added the possibility of paying Corporation Tax at four per cent , as well as the fact that Tenerife has professionals, talent and cutting-edge tools for rendering such as the Teide HPC Supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain.
There are few places in the world that can combine all these benefits. The excellent air connections with approximately 150 destinations in Europe, America and Africa; the well-known values as a holiday destination, with an exceptional climate 365 days a year, together with top-level infrastructure, make up a very attractive option. In short, the Island is an ideal location for animation projects in an environment which is professional and relaxing at one and the same time.
We will be able to tell you in detail about all these opportunities at Kidscreen Summit, Miami, from 13th to 16th February, and at Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux (France), between 8th and 10th March. To make an appointment:
Telephone: +34 609 102 505
T-Lab, Blackout Films and Salero Animation Studio, the new additions
We are starting this year with new firms at Tenerife Film Commission and we are promoting two new categories: animation and post-production. In animation, the new company is Salero Animation Studio. In post-production, since the middle of last year there has been T-Lab, and now Blackout Films.