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  • 22 October 2015

    Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Poland and the Government of New Zealand on movies co-production was signed on October 21, 2015. The document was signed in Warsaw by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland Małgorzata Omilanowska and the Ambassador of New Zealand to Poland Wendy Hinton.

    The idea of signing a bilateral agreement in the field of cinematography appeared in January 2013 during the visit to Poland of the then New Zealand Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage New Zealand, Christopher Finlayson.

     

    The agreement regulates coproduction projects between filmmakers from Poland and New Zealand and states that both countries will legally treat the jointly produced projects as locally made films. The document also states the conditions that need to be met for a film to have official coproduction status and opens the possibility of both countries creating a special, new Joint Committee that will oversee the realization of the signed agreement in the upcoming years.

     

    Film production in New Zealand is supported by the New Zealand Film Commission. New Zealand has signed 15 similar agreements with other countries including Australia, USA, China, Ireland and Italy. Poland has signed similar agreements with Canada (1996), Israel (2004), France (2012), India (2012) and a co-operation agreement with China (2014).

     

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