105.1. Notwithstanding section 105, a special distributor’s licence may be issued to a member in good standing, on 1 January 1987, of an association of distributors which entered into an agreement, before that date, with the Minister of Cultural Affairs to make films from all parts of the world more readily available to film distributors in Québec.
The licence shall be issued by the Minister, in accordance with the Act and the conditions determined in the agreement. However, in the case of a film shot in any other language than English and in respect of which a member has not invested 100% of the costs of production, no licence may be issued unless the member produces a certificate issued by the Minister in the form prescribed in Schedule I. The Minister shall issue such a certificate to a member if it is established to the Minister’s satisfaction that the application is justified considering the size of the member’s investment in the film.
The Minister shall table a copy of the agreement in the National Assembly. The Minister shall also produce a copy of the certificates of conformity issued under the second paragraph within 30 days of the issue thereof if the National Assembly is sitting or, if it is not sitting, within 30 days of the next session or, as the case may be, of resumption.
For the purposes of this section, the expression “member in good standing” has the meaning given to it by the agreement referred to in the first paragraph.
An agreement entered into before 1 January 1987 and renewed, with or without amendment, between the same parties has the same effect as an agreement referred to in the first paragraph. It must be tabled before the National Assembly in the same manner.
1986, c. 93, s. 1; 1991, c. 21, s. 28; 2016, c. 7, s. 127.