Co-Production Treaty India & Italy
The co-production shall have the original soundtracks in English or Italian or in other Indian language or dialect, which can further be dubbed in any of these languages.
In the event, if script so desires, any other language can be used for stray dialogues with permission from authorities
It will be necessary that the dubbing or sub-titling of the co-production will be done or performed either in India or Italy. Dubbing or sub-titling in Indian languages should be performed in India and dubbing or sub-titling in Italian in Italy and dubbing or sub-titling in English could be performed in Italy or India depending upon the agreement between co-producers.



A co-produced film shall have two negatives or one negative and one dupe negative, or as agreed between the two co-producers, with two international sound tracks for making copies. Each co-producer shall own one good quality print, one dupe positive and one international sound track and have the right to make copies. Moreover with the approval of the co-producers either co-producer may use the footage from the above-mentioned material for other purposes. Furthermore, each co-producer shall have access to the original production material in accordance with the conditions agreed upon between the co-producers.


Both Italy and India will facilitate entry and short stay in either of the two countries for directors, actors, producers, writers, technicians and other personnel prescribed in each co production c638ontract as per the applicable laws and importing of equipment shall also be in accordance with the applicable laws.


The sharing of revenues by he co-produces shall, in principle, be proportional to their respective contributions and be specifies in the agreement between the co producers. The respective contribution of each co-producer may be decided mutually on the basis of principles elaborated in Article 3.



The minority investment co-producer shall pay any balance outstanding on his contribution to the majority investment co-producer within sixty (60) days following delivery of all the materials required for the production of the version of the film in the language of the minority country. The majority investment co-producer will have the same obligations towards the minority investment co-producer.

Failure to meet this requirement shall entail the loss of benefit of the co-production. This requirement will invariably be reflected in the contract drawn up between the co-producers to enable projects to be recognized under this Agreement.


Approval of a proposal for the co-production of a film by the competent authorities of both countries is in no way binding upon them in respect of the granting of permission to show the film thus produced.
  When a co-produced film is exported to a country, which has quota limitations:
  in principle, the co-produced film shall be included in the quota of the country of the majority investment;
  if both co-producers have made an equal investment, co-producers of both sides shall decided the quota in question through mutual consultation, so that the co-produced film can be included in the quota of the country that can make better arrangements for the export of the film;
  if difficulties still exist, the co produced film shall be included in the quota of the country of which the director is a national
  Notwithstanding the above, in the event that one of the co-producing countries enjoys unrestricted entry of its films into a country that has quota regulations, a co-production under this Agreement shall be entitled as any other national production of that country to unrestricted entry into the importing country if that country so agrees.


  A co-production shall when shown, be identified as an Italy-India Co- Production; or India-Italy Co-production according to the origin of the majority co-producer or in accordance with an agreement between co-producers.
  Such identification shall appear in the credits, in all commercial advertising and promotional material and whenever the co-production is shown.
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