Co-production Treaty between
Germany & New Zealand

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Specific Conditions

  • Technical, artistic and creative participation of each coproducer shall be in reasonable proportion to their respective financial contributions.
  • The competent authorities may approve a project for a coproduction film with a third country where either the Germany or New Zealand maintains with this third country a film coproduction agreement.
  • All participants shall be nationals of Germany, or of another member state of the EU, or of the European Economic Area, and nationals of New Zealand and, where there is a third coproducer, nationals of the third coproducer’s country.
  • Actors, authors, artistic or technical staff members from third countries may participate, in exceptional cases, subject to the agreement of the competent authorities.
  • Coproduction films shall be made and processed up to the manufacture of the first release print in Germany, in another member state of the EU or of the European Economic Area, in New Zealand and/or, where there is a third co-producer, in that third coproducer’s country.
  • Shooting in a country other than the coproduction countries my be allowed subject to approbal by the competent authorities. In this case, citizens of the country may be employed as crowd artists, in small roles, or as additional employees.
  • At least 90% of the footage included in a coproduction film shall be specially shot or created for the film unless otherwise approved by the competent authorities.
  • Financial coproductions are allowed.
  • Coproduction films shall require, prior to the commencement of shooting, joint approval of the competent authorities.