India and Canada sign co-production treaty
The agreement was signed in New Delhi by Bimal Julka, India’s information and broadcasting secretary and Canada’s high commissioner Stewart Beck, and formed part of a visit to India by Canada’s governor general. The agreement has already received praise from bodies such as The Indian Documentary and the Documentary Organisation of Canada (DOC).
As well as establishing the relationship between India and Canada, the agreement means both countries will benefit from each other’s tax breaks and incentives. It’s also hoped the treaty will allow Indian filmmakers to take advantage of Canada’s production skillset, as well as increasing the number of Canadian projects filming in India.
Canadian docs to have already filmed in India include The World Before Her by Nisha Pahuja and Ramu Rau’s The Market.