All equipment (sound, lights,
grip, camera, post-production) needed for studio
or location filming and personnel needed for their
operation, are available in Costa Rica at international
standards. Additional or highly specialized equipment
can usually be imported from Miami, Florida on
the same day.
Costa Rica houses some 25 audiovisual
production companies and there are approximately
200 independent professionals in all categories.
Although there is no union in existence, the film
industry here is a tight knit community whose
teamwork matches that of any other country. These
professionals are easily capable of handling the
challenges of any kind of production from pre-production
to the final cut on any format.
to the ever- increasing number of new film equipment
into Costa Rica, updated information can be obtained
by contacting Pura Vida Films. And all questions
regarding permits, insurance, contracts, etc.
can be answered by the Pura Vida Films production
Labor agreements between the
individual production company and local employees
are adapted to fit each situation and the particular
characteristics of the project. There are no regulations
limiting the number of foreign employees and a
foreign producer can work with all foreign personnel.
However, the presence of a Costa Rican technical
staff and especially a local producer or production
service is strongly recommended.