Co-production Treaty between
Canada & United Kingdom

Project Type | sign in to Olffi

Sign Date | 12 September 1975

In force | Amended 1985/07/09 and 1991/07/05

Activity | Production

Min Participation | sign in to Olffi

Versioning | sign in to Olffi


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Specific Conditions

  • A coproducer of a film from one country shall not be linked by common management, or control with any coproducer of that film from any other country, except if inherent in the making of the co-production film, exception subject to approval by the competent authorities.
  • Effective technical and creative contribution by each coproducer shall generally be proporitional to their financial contribution. The contributions of two or more co-producers from any one country shall be aggregated for this purpose.
  • Coproduction films shall be made, processed, post synchronized and mixed up to the creation of the first release print in the coproducing countries.
  • The majority of the work of making a coproduction, including studio and location shooting, processing and dubbing on the sound track shall be carried out in the country of the co-producer with the major financial contribution, exceptions must be approved by the competent authorities.
  • All participants in the coproduction shall be nationals or residents of the UK, Canada, a Member State, or, where there is a third co-producer, citizens of his country. As an exception, nationals or residents of other countries may take part as leading performers in leading roles in a coproduction film, subject to the approval of the competent authorities.
  • Location filming in a country other than the countries of the participating co-producers must be approved by the competent authorities. In that case, nationals or residents of that country may be employed as additional employees whose services are necessary for the location work
  • Any music specially composed for a coproduction shall be composed, directed and performed by nationals or residents of the UK, Canada, another member State or, where there is a third coproducer, citizens of his country, subject to any exception which is approved by the competent authorities.
  • At least 90% of the photographs included in a coproduction film shall be specially shot for that film, subject to any exception which is approved by the competent authorities.
  • Twinned coproduction films may be accepted as coproductions.