ARTICLE C2 - OPTIONAL INCENTIVE PLAN FOR FEATURE FILMS

ARTICLE C2 - OPTIONAL INCENTIVE PLAN FOR FEATURE FILMS
 
C201 For Feature Films with Budgets of under two million dollars ($2,000,000), a Writer may enter into a contract with a Producer that departs from the standard minimum compensation as set out in C1 and C10 in this Agreement provided the following conditions are met prior to contracting:
  1. the Guild and the Writer are provided with a copy of development financing proposals for the project, including those filed with funding agencies, broadcasters, distributors and any other investors;

    1. the Script Material is entirely original to the Writer; and
    2. the underlying rights on which the Script Material is based are controlled by the Writer; or
    3. the underlying rights on which the Script Material is based are controlled by the Producer with the consent of the Writer.
 
C202 a) The Writer may agree to work for a fee of no less than:

i) forty per cent (40%) of the Script Fee in C101, allocated and paid as follows:

a) on signing of the contract
b) on delivery of the Treatment
c) on delivery of the First Draft Script
d) on delivery of the Second Draft Script
20%
30%
25%
25%
 
OR  
 
  ii) fifty per cent (50%) of the Script Fee in C101, allocated and paid as follows:
a) on signing of the contract
b) on delivery of the Treatment
c) on delivery of the First Draft Script
d) on delivery of the Second Draft Script
10%
15%
40%
35%
 
  b) on the first day of principal photography, the Writer shall be paid the entire Production Fee minus that portion of the Script Fee already paid;

c) the Distribution Royalty shall be paid in accordance with Article C11 of this Agreement.

d) No additional Writer(s) may be engaged to work on the Script without the written agreement of the Writer, and where the Writer does agree that an additional Writer or Writers may be engaged, such Writers shall be contracted under terms no more favourable than the first writer. The Writer of a Rewrite contracted under this Article may agree to work for a fee of no less than fifty per cent (50%) of the Script Fee in C105, allocated and paid as follows:

i) on signing of the contract
ii) on delivery of the Rewrite
50%
50%

Additional Polishes shall be contracted at the rates in Article C107.

 
  e) the original contracting Producer may not transfer the license granted to the Script Material without the written consent of the Writer;
 
  f) In the event the first day of principal photography does not occur within seven (7) years of the date of signing of the contract, all rights in the Script shall revert to the Writer.
 
  g) all other provisions of the Agreement shall apply.
 
C203 If the director or Producer of the program receives fees greater than the combined Script Fee and Production Fee paid to the Writer, then the Writer's compensation shall be increased accordingly, on a "favoured nations" basis with the fee that is highest.

If the director or Producer defer their fees, the Writer may defer a portion of, or their entire Production Fee, but in no event shall the Writer receive less than the applicable minimum Script Fees under Article C1, or less than the director or Producer, whichever is greater.

 
C204 The Producer shall provide the Writer and the Guild with confirmation of the Certified Budget from the completion guarantor or a notarized full copy of the total Non-Certified Budget (in the case of productions with no completion guarantor).

The Producer shall provide an affidavit to the Writer and the Guild to confirm the level of remuneration of the Producer and the director.

The above documentation shall be provided no later than the first day of principal photography.

 
C205 The provision of this Article C2 shall not be used in conjunction with Article B3.

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