A treaty for a joint production partnership in the audio-visual services between India and Australia recently received approval from the Union Cabinet. The treaty aims to promote the co-production of films between the two nations.
Audio Visual co-production treaties are defined as “enabling documents which facilitate co-production of films between two countries”, according to the government statement. Such agreements are Umbrella Agreements under which private, quasi-government or governmental agencies enter into contracts to produce films together. So far, India has signed fifteen such audio-visual co-production treaties with foreign countries.