How is the coproduction landscape in Canada changing?
C21 Media investigate whether it’s the ‘end of the rainbow’ for coproduction treaties and funds in Canada.
You need to put aside 25% of the money you receive to cope with all the extra costs coproduction can bring – so it's not cheap. For companies doing it for the first time it's worth spending that money on somebody legally qualified because it's incredibly complicated. You have people getting excited about coproduction because they think they're doubling their money for nothing. In fact, you're halving your money. You may get more into the budget but an awful lot of it is not being spent on the production. Unless the budget is more than £500,000, think twice.
Lilla Hurst, Drive