Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Margaret Moore


International co-production agreements allow two or more countries to jointly produce films and television programming, thereby gaining tax incentives and national production subsidies. Co-production arrangements have resulted in films such as The Crying Game, Damage, and Prospero's Books.

This Article discusses current international co-production issues from the American producer's perspective. The Article is an exercise in global comparison, culminating in a discussion of the Council of Europe's proposal to standardize co-production rules and arrangements.