VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT FOR ANIMATION PRODUCTIONS

ANIMATION SECTION - SCHEDULE 1
VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT FOR ANIMATION PRODUCTIONS
 
Prior to contracting a Writer or Story Editor, Producers who agree to become parties to this Section shall sign a Voluntary Recognition Agreement as follows on their own letterhead and forward it to the Guild. This Voluntary Recognition Agreement shall constitute a binding and irrevocable obligation by the Producer to the terms and conditions of the Animation Section of the Independent Production Agreement:
 
VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT FOR ANIMATION PRODUCTIONS
(Bargaining Authorization And Voluntary Recognition Agreement)

I, _________________________ (Insert name of individual) for the Production _______________________ (title of Production) on behalf of the Producer hereby acknowledge receipt of the Animation Section of the Independent Production Agreement dated November 1, 2000 to December 31, 2002 covering Writers of Animation Productions between the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Association des Producteurs de Films et de Télévision du Québec (APFTQ) and the Writers Guild of Canada (the Guild). We hereby become signatory to said Section and only this Section of the Agreement and state that I am authorized to execute this Agreement on behalf of ____________________________________________, (the "Producer").

The Producer hereby acknowledges that by executing this Voluntary Recognition Agreement it is becoming signatory to the said Animation Section for the Production. The Producer agrees to abide by and conform to all the terms and conditions contained therein.

The Producer recognizes that the Guild is the exclusive bargaining agent of Writers and Story Editors as defined in the Animation Section and recognizes the Producers' Association of which it is a member as the Producer's sole and exclusive bargaining agent.

Please check one of the following:

For Association Members:
The Producer hereby certifies that it is a member in good standing of CFTPA.
Membership No. _______________

The Negotiation Protocol set out in Appendix A of the IPA is hereby incorporated herein by reference, and by signing this document, the Producer appoints its Association as its exclusive bargaining agent, authorized to bargain on its behalf, and agrees that it shall be bound by the terms and conditions of the Agreement which is the result of collective bargaining between the Associations on the one hand, and the Guild on the other hand, subject to ratification.

OR:

___ The Producer hereby certifies that it is not a member in good standing of the CFTPA or APFTQ. The Negotiation Protocol set out in Appendix A is not incorporated herein by reference, and the Producer does not appoint any Association as its exclusive bargaining agent.

A copy of this Voluntary Recognition Agreement shall be forwarded to the CFTPA.

Dated this _______ day of _______________, 200_

____________________________________
(Name of Signatory Producer)

____________________________________
Address of Signatory Producer

____________________________________
Phone and fax number of Signatory Producer)

____________________________________
(Authorized Signature)

____________________________________
(Print or type name of Authorized Signatory)

Receipt of the above Voluntary Recognition Agreement is hereby confirmed by the Writers Guild of Canada

____________________________________
(Authorized Signature)

____________________________________
(Print or type name of Authorized Signatory)

____________________________________
(Date)

In witness whereof the parties have caused this Agreement to be executed this first (1st) day of November, 2000.

WRITERS GUILD OF CANADA

 
______________________________
Pete White
President

 
______________________________
Maureen Parker
Executive Director

 
CANADIAN FILM & TELEVISION
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION

 
______________________________
Elizabeth McDonald
President & CEO

 
______________________________
John Barrack
National Vice-President, Industrial Relations & Counsel

 
______________________________
Richard Davis
Chair, B.C. Producer's Branch, CFTPA

ASSOCIATION DES PRODUCTEURS
DE FILMS ET DE TÉLÉVISION DU QUÉBEC

 
______________________________
Claire Samson
President and CEO

 
______________________________
Mylène Alder
Deputy Executive Director

 
______________________________
Kevin Tierney
Producer

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