Mary “Pepper” Pimienta, executive producer and founder of BaseCamp Entertainment

BaseCamp Entertainment launches production company International Production Services
21 de julio de 2015

BaseCamp Entertainment, a New York-based directing collective, has launched sister production company International Production Services (IPS), which specializes in shoots in Puerto Rico and soon in Cuba, as well as New York, Miami, Los Angeles and throughout the United States. Conceived to help mobile and international production companies and producers prepare for U.S. shoots, IPS will offer turnkey production and location services for film, television, commercials and corporate video productions. IPS recently wrapped its first project Celia (80x60’), a television series about the life of legendary Cuban singer Celia Cruz, for FOX International and Telemundo. “International clients need more resources to assemble a smooth, successful U.S. shoot, and with IPS, we can make that dream come true. We come from the stance that anything is possible, so we ask clients, ‘What is your biggest challenge?’ Rest assured we’ll do our best to solve it!,” says Mary “Pepper” Pimienta, executive producer and founder of BaseCamp Entertainment and IPS. With established Latin and South American clients, including television companies like FOX International and RCN Television for such series as El Capo and Bride at 40, Pimienta says clients, production companies, networks and independent directors have increasingly inquired about production support and resources in the continental U.S. and Puerto Rico. And with Puerto Rico’s recent financial situation, it has become a viable option for filmmakers looking to shoot in a tropical location, bringing much-needed dollars to the region while offering tax credits that exceeded US$16 million so far this year. The IPS model is also designed to support domestic productions seeking support in metro New York, Miami and Los Angeles. IPS will coordinate domestic tax incentives, offering strategic counseling to ensure productions choose the right jurisdiction for their project to maximize their return on investment. “We’re well-versed in film incentives and production logistics, but more importantly, we’re passionate about creative filmmaking, which means we can find the best solutions for every client’s needs and budget,” concludes Pimienta.