Australia and Korea sign film and TV co-production MoU
Screen Australia and the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) will sign an official Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Saturday 4 October in Busan.
The MoU signing is part of the process to enable official film and television co-productions to be made by the two countries.
Screen Australia and KOFIC will implement the co-production arrangement once the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement, containing an Annex on Audiovisual Co-production, is in place.
Screen Australia’s chief operating officer, Fiona Cameron, said: “Australia is a great partner and used to working collaboratively. This new step will present some fantastic opportunities for both countries especially in children’s animation.”
The Australian writer/director/producer Robert Connolly, whose film Paper Planes is showing at the Busan International Film Festival, said: “Paper Planes was made with a significant creative and financial contribution from Korea. This MoU is a major step in encouraging Australian and Korean filmmakers to collaborate with support from both countries, and we look forward to working with Korea again in the near future.”
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