May 10, 2017
The China-Canada coproduction treaty signed in April 2016 came into force on May 1. The minimum and maximum contribution for producers of both countries are 15% and 85% and the treaty covers all distribution platforms. The treaty replaces the 1997 original with a reinforced focus on distribution to worldwide audiences, as a result of Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s visit to strengthen cultural and economic ties between China and Canada.
Canada also has updated coproduction treaties in force with New Zealand, raising the minimum producer contribution from 15 to 20%, and with Luxembourg, lowering the minimum producer contribution. See the Playback Daily article for more information.