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Details of Treaty No.220
|Title||Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (revised)|
|Opening of the treaty||Rotterdam, 30/01/2017 - Treaty open for signature by the member States and the other States Parties to the European Cultural Convention, and for accession by other non-member States and the European Union|
|Entry into Force||01/10/2017 - 3 Ratifications including 2 member States.|
The purpose of the revised Convention is to provide a legal and financial framework for the co-production of feature-length films involving production companies established in three or more states Parties. The revised Convention can also be used as a bilateral framework in the absence of a specific co-production treaty between two Parties. The participation of one or more co-producers who are not established in such Parties is possible, provided that their total contribution does not exceed 30% of the total cost of the production. The co-produced work must also meet the definition of an officially co-produced cinematographic work set forth in Appendix II to the Convention.
This Convention brings up-to-date the provisions of the 1992 European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (ETS No. 147), in order to reflect the profound changes undergone by the film industry in the intervening period.
The key revisions of the text aim to:
The revised Convention applies to co-productions where all of the production companies involved are established in Parties to the updated text. The 1992 Convention will continue to apply to any co-production where at least one of the companies involved is established in a Party only to the 1992 Convention.
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