×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

India, Canada Sign Co-Production Treaty

LONDON — India and Canada signed a bilateral audiovisual co-production agreement on Monday.
 
India’s secretary for information and broadcasting, Bimal Julka, and Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Stuart Beck, signed the agreement in Delhi. Negotiations began in 2010.

This is Canada’s 55th co-production agreement. India has treaties in place with Italy, U.K., Germany, Brazil, France, New Zealand and Spain.

Co-productions made under the agreement would qualify as a national production in both of the partner countries and would access benefits that are available to both local film and television industries. These include government financial assistance, tax breaks, entry to awards and festivals and inclusion in domestic broadcast quotas. 

A press release from India’s MIB said that the agreement might lead to more use of Indian locales to shoot Canadian movies, increase the export of Indian films and lead to transparent funding systems.
 
Since the 1990s, several Indian films have shot in Canada, including “Thank You” and “International Khiladi”. Akshay Kumar, the star of these films, served as the Indian brand ambassador for the Canadian Tourism Commission from 2010-2012.
 
Canadian films set in India include “Amal” and “Cooking with Stella” (pictured). Deepa Mehta’s “Water,” though India-set, was filmed in Sri Lanka.  

More Biz

  • Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves a courtroom

    Weinstein Trial Expected to Take Up to Two Months

    Jurors in the upcoming trial of Harvey Weinstein will be told that the case will last up to two months, according to a recent court filing. Weinstein is set to go on trial on Jan. 6 in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan. According to a court filing, the jury pool will be told to [...]

  • supreme court byron allen comcast

    Emotions Run High as Supreme Court Hears Byron Allen vs. Comcast Arguments

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sharon Fletcher traveled from Bethlehem, Pa., in the hopes of attending Wednesday’s Supreme Court hearing in the civil rights lawsuit filed by entrepreneur Byron Allen against cable giant Comcast. Fletcher was one of several hundred people who waited in line for a seat in the courtroom. She was there before 8 a.m. [...]

  • Alan Horn

    Disney Studios Chief Alan Horn on Scorsese v. Marvel, Challenges in a Changing Business

    It has been more than a month since Martin Scorsese compared Marvel movies to theme park rides and questioned their cinematic credentials, but the conversation started by his comments continues. Walt Disney Studios co-chairman and chief creative officer Alan Horn, who considers Scorsese a friend after working with him on “The Departed,” weighed in on [...]

  • Bon Appetit at the Chase Center

    Golden State Warriors' New Stadium Boasts the Best in the Bay Area Food Scene

    Don’t expect to dine on pedestrian stadium-style eats at San Francisco’s new $1.6 billion Chase Center, built on 10-plus acres in Mission Bay. Home court for the Golden State Warriors, the arena seats 18,500 and has 37 outlets to serve patrons freshly cooked and seasonal items along with craft brews, intricate cocktails and California wines. [...]

  • Variety Business Managers Elite honoree Bill

    Variety’s Business Managers Elite Honoree Bill Tanner Looks Back, and Ahead

    As Hollywood business managers go, Bill Tanner of Tanner, Mainstain, Glynn & Johnson is one the most respected, with an impressive list of loyal big-name clients that includes Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” Broadway’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”). Tanner, also known for his real estate and equity investment skills, is Variety’s [...]

  • Euphoria HBO

    Business Managers Adapt to Generational Change

    A youth movement has swept through most of Hollywood. The digital generation has moved into high-level jobs at a tender age, and young influencers are bursting forth from YouTube to enter mainstream media. Nonetheless, an older generation remains entrenched in the business management community, which often handles the financial aff airs of newly rich baby [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content