Relocating our business to Portugal
Relocating the headoffice of our Production Company to Lisbon, Portugal
In April 2022 FilmspbTV relocated the headoffice from St Petersburg, Russia to Lisbon, Portugal. Our local brand name is Penguin Decision. We had to relocate due to the current political and economical situation in Russia.
We keep filming and providing production services in Russia, but for being able to make contracts with foreign media and production companies and for being able to accept payments from countries all around the world – we decided to open a production company in Portugal. Our crew remains the same.
We still can provide the full range of production services in Russia: location scouting, permit-getting procedures, equipment rental, sourcing a local english-speaking crew and sourcing a fixer that speaks Spanish or English. In the current conditions it is very important to have all the filming permits in order, and to get the right kind of visas for your filming activities in Russia. The permit-getting procedures take much more time these days. The only good news is that the cost of equipment rental inside Russia, if recalculated to Euro or US dollar droped significantly.
And very important: our crew is not taking any kind of requests for filming anywhere around the conflict zone. We don’t have fixers with military experience and we don’t want to give our fixers this experience.