The Documentary Organization of Canada and the Indian Documentary Foundation applaud the signature of a co-production treaty signed today by Canada’s High Commissioner to India, Stewart Beck, and India’s Minister of State, Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari.
This agreement paves the way for screen-based content creators in both countries to formalise existing relationships as Canadian producers have informally been working with India’s talented pool of writers and storytellers. The agreement will further allow new business relationships to flourish between the two countries.
Sophy Vsivaraman, Executive Director of the Indian Documentary Foundation says: “This treaty will solidify the long standing friendship and partnership between Canadian and Indian documentary, and enable Indian filmmakers to benefit from the depth of skills and expertise in the Canadian industry”.
Both organisations are confident this co-production treaty will benefit the documentary genre and will hopefully spur broadcasters to broadcast more documentaries in prime time viewing.
This treaty was signed on the occasion of His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada’s, state visit to India.