December 26, 2015
With the aim of exchanging talent, and working together on film projects, the Indo-Canadian Co-Production Delegation recently signed a treaty. This will allow film makers and technicians from the two nations to work together and produce quality films.
Akhilesh Mishra, the Consul General of India in Toronto, and Mayor John Tory, Mayor of Toronto City, signed the treaty in Toronto, Canada recently.
As per the treaty, filmmakers and technicians from India and Canada can work on joint and co-production projects and investments can also be made in a risk-free regulated way. It is an official treaty that extends to people from the fields of music, drama, and dance, and hence, events, shows and cultural performances can be done as an audio-visual co-production treaty.
Coimbatore-based filmmaker, M. Venkatesan who has written and directed the biography of late actor Gemini Ganesan, ‘Kadhal Mannan – The King of Romance’, says: “This will give a boost to the co-production works between Indian and Canadian companies. As Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Delegation members have lobbied very hard to get the treaty signed, this effort of FICCI to organize this delegation visit is to make sure that this agreement could be translated into real action for the benefit of both the countries.”
Coimbatore based SAI Media Productions, has three films which will be co-produced with Canadian companies. “I will be very happy to capitalise on the dynamic opportunities Tamil and Indian Filmmakers get from this treaty,” Mr. Venkatesan, SAI Media Productions, said.