Treaties Committee to consider India Co-Production Agreement

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties will hold a public hearing today into the Audiovisual Co-production Agreement between the Government of the Republic of India and the Government of Australia.

Committee Chair, Mr Josh Wilson MP said: “The Agreement builds on the already strong relationship between Australia and India to develop high quality projects that will encourage screen industry employment, technical development and cultural exchange.”

The Agreement provides a framework for the parties to cooperate to approve the creation of audiovisual productions which includes feature films, television, video recordings, animations, and digital format productions. The Agreement in question would be Australia’s fourteenth co-production arrangement.

Mr Wilson said: “India is a valuable partner and market for Australian co-productions. Australia would be able to reach a large audience in India and showcase Australian culture, landscapes, and stories.”

The Committee will hear from officials from the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, Screen Australia, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other stakeholders.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday 4 September 2023

Time: approximately 11:20 am

Location: Committee Room 2R1 and videoconference

The hearing can be accessed online and the program for this hearing is available on the Committee website, along with further information about the inquiry.

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