Co-Production Treaty India & UK

“Film” includes any record, however made, of a sequence of visual images, which is a record capable of being used as a means of showing that sequence as a moving picture, and which is expected to be shown in theatrical cinemas;

“Non-Party Co-producer” means a co-producer who is not a Party Co-producer or a Third Party Co-producer;

“Party Co-producer” means a UK Co-producer or an Indian Co-producer;

“Production Cost”, in relation to a co-production, means expenditure incurred solely for the purposes of making the film;

“Indian Co-producer” means a co-producer who is established in India;

“Third Party Co-producer” means a co-producer who is established in another State with which the UK or India has also entered into a co-production agreement;

“UK Co-producer” means a co-producer who is established in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

Reference to film-making contributing benefiting the UK or India include, in particular, the expenditure in that country on goods and services which directly results from the co-production and the use made of film-making facilities or filming locations in that country.

For the purposes of this Agreement the production of a film is completed when the film is first in a form in which it can reasonably be regarded as ready for copies of it to be made and distributed for presentation to the general public.



Competent Authorities


Each Party shall, by notice in writing to the other Party, nominate a Competent Authority to make decisions on applications for the grant of Approved Co-production status by any one or more co-producers of a film.

In determining an application made to it, a Competent Authority shall assess the application against the requirements, which are set out in this Agreement and are applied in accordance with guidance published by the Competent Authority under this Article.

Each Competent Authority may from time to time publish guidance consisting of such information and advice as it considers appropriate with respect to:

how applications are to be made to the Competent Authority, and the operation and interpretation of this Agreement.

Such guidance shall, in particular set out:

how the Competent Authority proposes to make decisions on applications for the grant of Approved Co-production status, and factors it will take into account when exercising any discretion conferred on it by this Agreement.

The Competent Authorities shall jointly determine the procedure that they will follow in arriving at any joint decisions required by this Agreement.

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