Official Co-production: Policy Instruments and Imperatives

  • Julia Hammett-Jamart
Part of the Palgrave European Film and Media Studies book series (PEFMS)


The practice of co-production occurs at the nexus of national and international policy jurisdictions, between cultural and commercial policy imperatives, pitting the reflex to protect against the desire to expand. As such it unsettles many preconceived notions about national cinema. This article focuses on the particular type of co-production which most embodies these points of tension—official co-production. It explains the complex, multi-dimensional policy framework within which official co-production occurs, the challenges it raises for public policy and the manner in which these are negotiated by industry partners.


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  • Julia Hammett-Jamart
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  1. 1.Co-production Research NetworkParisFrance

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