ARTICLE C6 - TELEVISION VARIETY, PANEL, GAME AND QUIZ SHOWS

ARTICLE C6 - TELEVISION VARIETY, PANEL, GAME AND QUIZ SHOWS
 
Writers of Television Variety, Panel, Game and Quiz shows shall be paid at least the following minimum Script Fees (based on the broadcast length of Program):
 
C601 Type 1 Variety - Show Writers
  2000 2001/02
15 minutes or less 1,561 1,623
30 minutes or less 3,121 3,246
60 minutes or less 6,242 6,492
90 minutes or less 9,364 9,738
120 minutes or less 12,485 12,984
Over 120 minutes Calculated on the length of
the program and based on
the 30 minute rate
 
C602 Type 2 Variety - Show Writers
  2000 2001/02
15 minutes or less 1,253 1,303
30 minutes or less 2,500 2,600
60 minutes or less 5,000 5,200
90 minutes or less 7,501 7,801
120 minutes or less 10,001 10,401
Over 120 minutes Calculated on the length of
the program and based on
the 30 minute rate
 
C603 Type 3 Variety - Show Writers
  2000 2001/02
15 minutes or less 945 983
30 minutes or less 1,890 1,966
60 minutes or less 3,780 3,931
90 minutes or less 5,670 5,897
120 minutes or less 7,560 7,862
Over 120 minutes Calculated on the length of
the program and based on
the 30 minute rate
 
C604 Contributing Writers
For each item (i.e. each comedy sketch, production number, vignette, song, blackout or similar material)
  2000 2001/02
3 minutes or less 313 326
Each additional minute 108 112
 
C605 More Than One Writer - Variety
Where two (2) or more Variety Writers are engaged to write or work on one Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 Variety program, the following rates shall apply:
  1. Two Writers: Each Writer to receive at least sixty percent (60%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
  2. Three Writers: Each Writer to receive at least fifty percent (50%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
  3. Four Writers or More: Each Writer to receive at least forty percent (40%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer.
C606 Panel, Game, Quiz Shows
  2000 2001/02
15 minutes or less 821 854
30 minutes or less 1,642 1,707
60 minutes or less 3,283 3,415
90 minutes or less 4,925 5,122
120 minutes or less 6,566 6,829
Over 120 minutes Calculated on the length of
the program and based on
the 30 minute rate
 
C607 A Television Variety, Panel, Game or Quiz show 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: Polish, Rewrite.
C608 When the Producer contracts for a complete Television Variety, Panel, Game or Quiz show Script with or without the right of termination:
  1. not based on Script Material contracted under this Agreement; or
  2. based on Script Material contracted under this Agreement which is provided by the Producer to the Writer at the time of contracting and from which the Writer is required to provide an Outline,

    the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:

    1. on signing of the contract
    2. on delivery of the Outline
    3. on delivery of the First Draft Script
    4. on delivery of the Second Draft Script
    20%
    20%
    40%
    20%
C609 When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Television Variety, Panel, Game or Quiz Show 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%
 
C610 Option for Variety and Panel, Game and Quiz Show under $50,000
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 Variety programs with Certified Budgets, as defined herein, under fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00), the following optional formula may be applied:

  1. Variety and Panel, Game and Quiz Shows: In addition to the Script Fee paid under C601, C602, C603, C604 and C606, the following Production Fee is payable:
    1. In the case of work contracted under C601 - payment of eighty percent (80%) of the Production Fee calculated in accordance with Article C10.
    2. In the case of work contracted under C602, C603, C604 and C606
      - payment of sixty percent (60%) of the Production Fee calculated in accordance with Article C10.
(The provisions of this Article C610 are not applicable to Narration Scripts.)

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