ARTICLE C5 - TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY

ARTICLE C5 - TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY
 
Writers of Television Documentaries shall be paid at least the following minimum Script Fees (based on the broadcast length of Program):
 
C501 Documentary:
  2000 2001/02
15 minutes or less 2,554 2,656
30 minutes or less 5,108 5,313
60 minutes or less 10,217 10,625
90 minutes or less 15,325 15,938
120 minutes or less 20,434 21,251
Over 120 minutes Calculated on the length of
the program and based on
the 30 minute rate
 
C502 Written Narration other than by the Writer of a Television Script or Story and Television Script:
  2000 2001/02
15 minutes or less 1,296 1,348
30 minutes or less 2,592 2,696
60 minutes or less 5,184 5,391
90 minutes or less 7,776 8,087
120 minutes or less 10,368 10,782
Over 120 minutes Calculated on the length of
the program and based on
the 30 minute rate
 
C503 A Television Documentary Script may be contracted:
  1. as an existing Script;
  2. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
  3. as the following single elements or components of a Script: Narration, Polish, Rewrite.
 
C504 When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Script that forms part of a Series, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
  1. on signing of the contract
  2. on delivery of the Outline or initial proposal
  3. on delivery of the shooting script or rough cut Narration
  4. on delivery of the completion script or Narration Script
20%
20%
40%

20%

 
C505 When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Script that does not form part of a Series, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
  1. on signing of the contract
  2. on delivery of the Outline or initial proposal
  3. on delivery of the shooting script or rough cut Narration
  4. on delivery of the completion script or Narration Script
15%
25%
35%

25%

 
C506 When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Television Script, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:
  1. on signing of the contract
  2. on delivery of the material
25%
75%
 
C507 Option for Television Documentary under $150,000
The Production Fee as set out in Article C10 and Distribution Royalty as set out in Article C11 do not apply to the following writing services, except to the extent specifically indicated herein:

For Television Documentary programs with Certified Budgets, as defined herein, under one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000.00), the following optional formula may be applied:

In lieu of the Script Fee, the Writer(s) will be paid a sum equal to the Production Fee calculated in accordance with Article C10, and payable in instalments as required under Article C504. No further payment shall be owing on the first day of principal photography. The Distribution Royalty shall be unchanged (i.e. as calculated in Article C11).

 
C508 Narration Scripts for Documentaries
For Narration Scripts for Documentaries, i.e. Scripts
  1. The amount of the Production Fee, which shall be due at the time of recording of the Narration, shall be fifty percent (50%) of the Production Fee as calculated in accordance with the appropriate formula in C10.
  2. A Rewrite for a Narration Script shall be negotiated and such payment shall in no case be less than fifty percent (50%) of the fee provided in C502.
  3. The amount of the Distribution Royalty shall, in the case of Narration Scripts only, be fifty percent (50%) of the Distribution Royalty calculated according to the formula contained in C11.

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