Co-production Treaty between
Australia & China

Project Type | sign in to Olffi

Sign Date | 7 June 2006

In force | 19 December 2008

Activity | Production

Min Participation | sign in to Olffi

Versioning | sign in to Olffi


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Specific Conditions

  • Each of the Contracting Parties shall permit the nationals and residents of the other country and citizens of the country of any third co-producer to enter and remain in Australia or China as the case may be, for the purpose of making or exploiting a Joint Investing and Copyright Co-production Film, subject to the requirement that they comply with the relevant laws relating to entry and stay.
  • Individuals participating in the making of Joint Investing and Copyright Co-production Films shall be nationals or residents of Australia or China, or, where there is a third co-producer, citizens of that co-producer's country.
  • In exceptional circumstances, where script or financing dictates, performers from other countries may be engaged. The engagement of such performers shall be restricted in accordance with the regulations of the Contracting Parties.Where the competent authorities have approved location filming in a country other than that of the participating co-producers, citizens of that country may be employed as crowd artists, in small roles, or as additional employees whose services are necessary for the location work to be undertaken.
  • The performing, technical and craft contribution (being the “creative” contribution) and the financial contribution of each co-producer shall be agreed by the co-producers, provided that the performing, technical and craft contribution of each co-producer to a Joint Investing and Copyright Co-production Film shall be in reasonable proportion to each of the co-producer's financial participation. When assessing the financial contribution of each co-producer, the competent authorities may mutually approve “in kind” contribution (including, but not limited to, the provision of studio facilities) as part of the financial contribution.