PRODUCTION - POLICY - SCHOLARSHIP
International co-production – both official and non-official – has become the norm for many national film industries,
a way of increasing budgets in order to make films that can better compete with Hollywood in the global market,
to facilitate creative collaboration across industries, and to penetrate territories that might otherwise be inaccessible.
Research about coproduction, however, has not kept pace with the practice itself, in part because the data is not
readily available, but also because of an inadequate articulation between policy, research and practice.
The Co-production Research Network steps into this breach, offering a forum where information is shared across
disciplinary boundaries and indeed across the traditional policy-practice-research divide, with a view to improving
policy effectiveness and production outcomes, as well as enriching scholarly accounts of national and transnational
In concrete terms, the Co-production Research Network