Ancine, the national film agency, published in the Federal Register (Diário Oficial da União) on Wednesday, July 23, a notice saying that it has approved the project Os Brasis, submitted by Filmart Produções Artísticas, under article 39 of Provisional Measure 2.228-1/2002, which obliges pay-TV programmers to deposit 3% of foreign remittances for investment in co-productions as an alternative to paying Condecine dues. The budget approved for the project is 266,938.60 Brazilian Reals (now about 93,000 US Dollars).
Another project funded from the 3% is the documentary Rally dos Sertões, which will be aired in five weekly episodes on AXN starting September 2 at 7 p.m. Each program is 30 minutes long. The series was produced by Radar e Terra Sul. This is AXN?s first program produced in this format in Brazil.