Under the agreement, the Australian co-producer must retain a share of the copyright in the co-production, at least until the date when a final application for leave is submitted. This relates to copyright on the finished film, not copyright to an underlying work. 2. The co-producers ensure that the facilities, equipment and personnel needed to carry out the project are available within the budget attached to Article A. There is nothing in this agreement that requires the co-producers to produce the project. Please also note that each agreement provides for a number of provisions that must be included in a co-producer agreement. You must ensure that each of these clauses (also presented on our website) is included in the agreement. It is necessary, among other things, that a specific credit be included in the project in each co-production. Credit should be in the form of “An Australia – [Country] Co-production” or similar, with the majority of co-producers being the priority. This loan provision should be defined in the agreement.
Download (Co-Production-Agreement-Television-Series.docx) and use this checklist when negotiating a Co-Production Agreement Television Series to help you reach agreement on important issues. Flip this Word document with the details to make it easier to write your agreements. Any agreement stipulates that the co-producers must execute a co-producer agreement setting out the terms of production of the co-production (the agreement). 6. Co-producers have the right to view and copy books and recordings kept by co-producers at any time after an appropriate announcement. At the request of the co-producers, the co-producers retain a certified (public) accountant to prepare an annual financial report on all project expenses and revenues. The accountant makes monthly accounts to co-producers . . . . (suite) 3________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ 5. The co-producers are the sole copyright holders of the project.
. . . One of the first points of negotiation is the role and commitments of each co-producer in the development of the project.