Germany, India sign pact

Agreement boosts co-operation between producers

BERLIN — Germany and India inked a cooperative agreement Friday that provides a legal framework for co-operation between producers from the two countries.

Films co-produced by German and Indian filmmakers under terms of the agreement will receive the same treatment as national films. This means that co-producers from either nation will enjoy the privileges available to the film industries in their respective countries.

This is subject to both sides contributing between 20% and 80% of the total cost of the film.

The protocol was signed by German foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeier and minister of culture Bernd Neumann with India’s minister of information, broadcasting and parliamentary affairs Shri Priya Dasmunsi. The ceremony was also attended by Berlinale topper Dieter Kosslick.

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