Co-production Treaty between
India & New Zealand

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Specific Conditions

  • Where either India or New Zealand maintains with a third country a film co-production agreement, the Competent Authorities may approve a project for a co-production film under this Agreement that is to be made in conjunction with a co-producer from that third country. Approvals under this Article shall be limited to proposals in which the contribution of the third country co-producer is no greater than the lesser of the contributions of the New Zealand and India co- producers.
  • Persons participating in a co-production film shall be nationals of India or NewZealand and, where there is a third co-producer, nationals of the third co-producer’s country.
  • Live action shooting and animation works such as storyboards, layout, key animation, in between and voice recording must, in principle, be carried out either in India or in New Zealand.
  • The Competent Authorities may approve location shooting in a country other than those of the participating co-producers if the script or action so requires and if technicians from India and New Zealand take part in the shooting.
  • Each of the Parties shall provide, in accordance with their respective legislation, temporary admission, free of import duties and taxes, of technical equipment for the making of co-production films.
  • While recognizing that the contributions of each co-producer in respect of an individual co-production film may not be balanced, the Parties shall attempt to ensure that an overall balance in the contributions of each Party, with regard to both the artistic and technical personnel, including the cast, and with regard to the financial investment and facilities (studios, laboratories, and postproduction), is maintained over the duration of this Agreement.

Other considerations

Max. participation : 80%