Australia's International Co-production Program was established:
- to facilitate cultural and creative exchange between co-production countries;
- to allow co-production countries to share the risk and cost of productions; and
- to increase the output of high-quality productions.
A screen project approved as an official co-production is regarded as a national production of each of the co-producing countries. This means it is eligible to apply for any benefits or programs of assistance available in each country.
In Australia, projects approved as official co-productions are eligible to apply for investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW. They are also eligible to be treated as projects with a significant Australian content and may therefore access the 40% Producer Offset.
An official international co-production must be made under the terms of one of the arrangements in place between Australia and the co-producing countries. Australia has treaties with the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, Ireland, Israel, Germany, Singapore, Korea, South Africa and China; and is a signatory to MOUs (Memorandum of Understanding) with France and New Zealand.
Australia's International Co-production Program is administered by Screen Australia. It is recommended that you speak to Screen Australia early if you are considering an official co-production. For more information please visit the Screen Australia website.
Screen NSW's Production Attraction team can connect international producers with potential producing partners in NSW.
Contact the team:
Initial enquiries to the Production Attraction team at email@example.com.
Senior Manager, Production Attraction, Screen NSW
Phone: +61 2 8289 6442