Film and Television Co-production Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Republic of Finland
Project, irrespective of length, including animation and documentary productions, produced either on film, videotape or videodisc, or in any other format hitherto unknown, for exploitation in theatres, on television, videocassette, videodisc or by any other form of distribution, whether now known or to become known.
SHOOTING AND PERFORMERS – LAB WORK – VERSIONING/DUBBING
Live action shooting and animation works such as storyboards, layout, key animation, in between and voice recording must, in principle, be carried out alternately in Canada and in Finland.
Location shooting, exterior or interior, in a country not participating in the co- production (i.e. other than Canada, Finland or a member state of the European Economic Area) may, however, be authorized, if the script or the action so requires and if technicians from Canada, Finland or a member state of the European Economic Area take part in the shooting.
The producers, writers and directors of co-productions, as well as the technicians, performers and other production personnel participating in such co-productions, must be Canadian or Finnish citizens, or permanent residents of Canada or Finland. They can also be nationals of the member states of the European Economic Area provided that the participation of personnel from Canada and Finland is of obvious importance.
Should the co-production so require, the participation of performers other than those provided for in the first paragraph may be permitted, subject to approval by the competent authorities of both countries.
The laboratory work shall be done in either Canada, Finland or a member state of the European Economic Area, unless it is technically impossible to do so, in which case the laboratory work in a country not participating in the co-production may be authorized by the competent authorities of both countries.
The original sound track of each co-production shall be made in either English, French, Finnish or Swedish. Shooting in any two, or in all, of these languages is permitted. Dialogue in other languages may be included in the co-production as the script requires.
The dubbing or subtitling of each co-production into French and/or English, or into Finnish and/or Swedish shall be carried out respectively in Canada or Finland. Any departures from this principle must be approved by the competent authorities of both countries.
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