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Agreement on joint filmoproizvodstvo

of November 14, 2008

The governments of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

based on the Agreement on humanitarian state cooperation - members of the Commonwealth of Independent States of August 26, 2005 and the Agreement on cooperation in the field of cinematography of February 10, 1995,

aiming to promote development of cooperation in the audiovisual sphere,

considering contribution which the joint filmoproizvodstvo makes in development of cinematography, and also in strengthening of commercial and cultural ties between the states,

confirming the intentions in every possible way to assist production and use of movies in the state of each of the Parties according to their legislation and the international obligations,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

For the purposes of this agreement the terms below mean:

"movie" - the audiovisual work created in art, chronicle and documentary, popular scientific, educational, animation, television or other form on the basis of creative plan, consisting of the image fixed on film or on other types of carriers and connected in thematic whole the personnel which is consistently connected among themselves and intended for perception by means of the corresponding technical devices;

"producer" - the citizen of the state of the Party or the legal entity created according to the legislation of the states of the Parties responsible for financing, production of the movie and/or its use;

co-producers are the producers connected by the contract on coproduction of the movie and/or its use including participation in its financing;

"the movie of coproduction" - the movie which production is performed by co-producers of two and more Parties;

"the national movie" - the movie of coproduction to which all forms of the state support of national cinema according to the legislation of the state at least of one of the Parties extend.

Article 2

The procedure and conditions of receipt of the status "the national movie" are determined by Regulations on giving of the status "the national movie" to the movies of coproduction (further - the Provision) which are integral part of this agreement (is attached). Behind competent authorities of the Parties the right to determine form and amount of the state support to movies of coproduction in case of acceptance and/or completion of the national legal system in the sphere of cinematography remains.

Article 3

Decisions on giving of the status "the national movie" to movies of coproduction are made by competent authorities of the Parties in each separate case.

Article 4

The decision of competent authorities of one of the Parties on giving of the status "the national movie" to movies of coproduction can be cancelled by them in case the movie ceases to correspond to Provision conditions.

Article 5

The parties render assistance in entrance and departure on the territory of art and production personnel, and also the temporary import and export of the equipment and materials necessary for production of joint movies, according to the legislation of the states of the Parties.

Article 6

In credits of movies of coproduction, and also in advertizing products the states of the Parties participating in coproduction of movies are specified.

Article 7

Use and distribution of movies of coproduction are not exposed to any restrictions, except as specified, of the stipulated by the legislation states of the Parties.

Article 8

Provision of the status "the national movie" does not oblige the state of the Party to issue to movies of coproduction permission to display of movies in the territory.

Article 9

The matters of argument between the Parties arising in case of application and interpretation of this agreement are solved by consultations and negotiations of concerned parties or by means of other procedure approved by the Parties.

Article 10

This agreement is temporarily applied from signature date and becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force which signed it.

For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later this agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of the relevant documents.

Article 11

By mutual consent of the Parties changes and additions which are drawn up by the relevant protocol can be made to this agreement.

Article 12

This agreement after entry into force is open for accession of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States dividing its provisions and ready to assume liabilities following from this agreement. For the joining state the Agreement becomes effective after 30 days from the date of receipt by depositary of documents on accession.

Article 13

This agreement is effective within 5 years from the date of its entry into force. After this term operation of the Agreement is automatically prolonged every time for the subsequent five-year periods if the Parties do not make the decision on other.

Article 14

Each of the Parties can leave this agreement, having sent the written notice to depositary not later than 6 months to exit.

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