Co-production Treaty between
Canada & France

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Specific Conditions

  • The contribution of the minority co-producer in creative staff, technicians and actors shall be proportional to his investment. Contribution of each-coproducer must maintain a general balanced.
  • Studio shooting must be carried out in one or other of the coproduction countries. If required by the script or action and if technicians from the two co-producing countries take part in the shooting, location shooting, exterior or interior, in a country not participating in the co- production, may be authorized.
  • All the participants in the film must be nationals of France, or Canada, or of a member state of the European Economic Community, or residents in France, or permanent residents of Canada. Third-party country performers may be permitted, subject to agreement by the competent authorities.
  • The contracting parties look favourably upon the cinematographic coproduction meeting international standards by Canada, France and countries to which either of the said parties is bound by co-production agreements.
  • Application for co-production benefits for any cinematographic production must be made simultaneously to both administrations at least thirty days before shooting begins.

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Revised September 18, 1992 and October 25, 1997