UK and India strengthen production ties
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the UK and India to strengthen the collaborative relationship between the two countries.
The MoU was signed by Pact and the Producers Guild of India during the inaugural India-UK Createch Summit in Mumbai.
The agreement is aimed at encouraging the participants to share best practice, projects and ideas.
Last year India was one of the leading export markets for the UK TV production sector with more than 40% growth and is one of the government’s priority territories.
As part of the MoU, the Producers Guild of India will join the Global Creative Alliance, thus becoming the Indian partner for the Production Platform, launched in October 2017 with funding from the Department for International Trade.
The platform is a hub where companies seeking co-production partners can find or post projects. To date it has attracted 13 countries with 25 set to be on board by this summer.
Dawn McCarthy-Simpson, Pact’s director of international development (pictured with Siddharth Roy Kapur, president of Producers Guild of India), said: “The MoU with the Producers Guild of India is a great move towards a more collaborative relationship with the Indian TV production sector.
“The addition of the Producers Guild of India will allow both Indian and UK producers to begin to access co-production ideas and projects through the Production Platform which will hopefully lead to future successful collaborations.”
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