ARTICLE C9 - TELEVISION CONTINUITY

ARTICLE C9 - TELEVISION CONTINUITY
 
Writers of Television Continuity shall be paid at least the following minimum Script Fees:
 
C901 Continuity - Script Fees
  2000 2001/02
Minimum two (2) minutes of Script 243 253
Each additional minute of Script 32 34

Note: Continuity Writing does not attract Distribution Royalties but rather Residuals.

 
C902 Distribution Rights - Continuity
The payment of at least the minimum compensation under C901 shall entitle the Producer to one run on conventional (Free) Television in Canada and the right to acquire further use as provided in this Agreement.
 
C903 Residuals to Continuity Writer(s)
The following Residual payments shall be made to Continuity Writer(s) upon second and subsequent use on conventional (Free) Television and on any sale to pay television, cable television, cassettes, videodiscs and any other form of compact device, domestic and foreign use:

1) Domestic Re-Runs - Each repeat broadcast in Canada on conventional (Free) Television fifty percent (50%) of the original Script Fee

2) When a television program is subsequently sold by the Producer for broadcast in another country on conventional (Free) Television, the Writer shall be paid Residual fees as follows:

  1. United States - national commercial network:
    First Run one hundred percent (100%) of the Script Fee
    Second Run - fifty percent (50%) of the Script Fee
    Third and subsequent runs - each run forty percent (40%) of the original Script Fee
    Each individual station ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee

  2. United States - Syndication - per year
    ten percent (10%) of original Script Fee

  3. For use in a country other than Canada and the United States, the Producer shall pay the Writer as follows: either:

    1. on the first foreign release - fifteen percent (15%) of the original Script Fee; or
    2. when the Feature Film has grossed over $15,000 - an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee
    3. when the Feature Film has grossed over $22,500 - an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee

      Payments due under i) above shall be payable within three (3) months of the first foreign sale. Payments under ii) and iii) above shall be payable within thirty (30) days after the grosses detailed in the sub-clauses have been reached. The Producer agrees to report to the Guild when payments are due to Writers under the terms of this Article and to make mutually satisfactory arrangements with the Guild regarding access and checking of records concerning re-runs and foreign sales.

      or

    4. Upon acceptance of the Second Draft Script, payment to the Writer of thirty-five percent (35%) of the Script Fee, being payment for use in a country other than Canada and the United States during the period of fifteen (15) years from the date of final payment for the Script was due.

    3) Residuals to Continuity Writer(s) for Pay Television, Cable Television, Cassettes, Videodiscs and any other form of compact device, domestic and foreign use:

    1. on the first such sale fifteen percent (15%) of the original Script Fee;
    2. when the program has grossed over $15,000 - an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee;
    3. when the program has grossed over $22,500 - an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee;
    4. when the program has grossed over $30,000 - an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee; and
    5. for each additional increase of $10,000 in the program's gross - an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee.

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