Through Productions Pacific we can help with the production of your film, television or event project.
Here’s what we can do for you:
Application Screening: We assist with the “screening” application compilation and lodgment to Film Fiji. This is a new step in the assessment process, but a critical one determining the progress to the next application phase.
Once Film Fiji grants approval of the screening application, the production needs to then apply to Film Fiji for permission to enter the country to film. This application will be submitted to the Fijian COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Task Force (CRMT) for review and decision.
2. PRODUCTION FACILITATION / LINE PRODUCER
Production Planning We assist with production planning and budgeting
Location Scouting Our experienced scouts can find the perfect locations to match your requirements.
Permits We assist with permits of all kinds, ultilise our connections to the private and public sectors to get the right permits for your project.
Pre-Production We can help set up your production base, or your office away from home. Our team can also help provide you with what is necessary and available for a successful shoot – be it resources, equipment, or on-ground knowledge.
Crewing We know the best crew in the country and can help you find the right people for your project.
Equipment Rentals We have great relationships with the main rental suppliers and can help to fulfil your rental needs from what’s available locally.
Sound Stages We liaise with sound stage experts and can advise you on your best choices.
Production Office Rentals We help source production office space, from single offices to space for large production crews.
Catering We know the best caterers to ensure that your catering needs are met.
Travel and Transport We help with travel and transport arrangements, and can advise you on the most cost effective options.
Accommodation We assist with short or long term accommodation.
Production We provide production and support services during your shoot, and offer full-service line-producing and co-production services.
3. REBATE COMPLIANCE/PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Fiji offers 20% tax credits and other financial incentives to film productions. Talk to us about how best to structure your project so that you can benefit from the great incentives offered by the Fijian Government. We can also help you calculate a detailed budget to meet your project requirements.
Project Management for Grant of Rebate
(Licensed Audio Visual Agent).
Mandatory Government Approvals We facilitate provisional approval applications and all other relevant Government approvals required to produce a film under the film tax rebate scheme, including the opening of bank accounts.
Prior to Production We facilitate requests for Waivers of Withholding Tax where applicable for your Production Company, and for foreign cast/crew and foreign suppliers. Additionally, we can provide advice relating to local compliance and regulatory requirements.
During Production We help production companies maintain good bookkeeping records and expenditure documentation to assist the audit process. We also provide back office and administrative support to ensure that you are in compliance with all required rebate and mandatory requirements.
After Production We help verify all payments made with supporting documents after the account is closed and help ensure all documents are in order before the account is submitted for the first audit with external auditors. We can also facilitate payments to cast, crew and suppliers.
Audit Compliance | Grant of Rebate We facilitate external audits with an independent licensed auditor, we help lodge rebate applications and film tax rebate returns. Plus we assist with compliance for all Government approvals to help facilitate the eventual grant of the tax rebate.
We would love to help you with your production project in Fiji. Reach out to us today to discuss your production needs.