APPENDIX N

(See Article E102)

STANDARD CONTRACT/ VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT FOR CORPORATE PRODUCTION:  SPONSORED, INDUSTRIAL OR SHORT FILMS

Prior to contracting a Writer, Producers who agree to become parties to this Agreement 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 this Agreement where such Producer is involved in the production of a program:

VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT
(Bargaining Authorization and Voluntary Recognition Agreement)

I, _________________________(Insert name of individual) on behalf of the Producer hereby acknowledge receipt of the Independent Production Agreement dated February 17, 2003 to December 31, 2005covering Freelance Writers of Theatrical Films, and Television Programs and other Production between the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Writers Guild of Canada (the Guild) 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 Agreement. The Producer agrees to abide by and conform to all the terms and conditions contained herein.

The Producer recognizes that the Guild is the exclusive bargaining agent of Writers, Story Editors and Story Consultants as defined in the IPA and recognizes the Producers’ Association of which it is a member as the Producer’s sole and exclusive bargaining agent.

We hereby certify that we are/are not a member in good standing of the organization(s):

For Association Members:

________ The Producer hereby certifies that it is a member in good standing of the 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 Association 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.  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 Contract/Voluntary Recognition Agreement shall be forwarded to the CFTPA.

Dated this _______day of _______________, 20___.

____________________________________
(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)

Date: ______________________________
Producer: ______________________________
CFTPA: ______________________________
Address: ______________________________
  ______________________________
  ______________________________

Writer’s Loan-out Company (if applicable): ______________________

Writer: _____________________________________
WGC Number: ________

Address: ______________________________
  ______________________________
  ______________________________

GST Number: ___________

Type of Production: _____________________________________
Name of Production: _____________________________________
Type of Script: _____________________________________
Ancillary Materials: _____________________________________
Nature of Service: _____________________________________
Additional Use(s): _____________________________________
Fee: For the services contracted for herein, the Producer agrees to pay the Writer as follows:

# of Days: _________________ Daily Rate:________________

Tentative Credit: ______________________________            On-Site Risk Insurance(y/n):______

Cheques shall be made payable to:______________________________________

Delivery dates - on or before:

Stage: _________________ Delivery Date: ________________
Stage: _________________ Delivery Date: ________________
Stage: _________________ Delivery Date: ________________
Stage: _________________ Delivery Date: ________________
  1. This agreement is subject to the terms of the current WGC Independent Production Agreement (“IPA”).  All the terms of the IPA shall be deemed to be included herein, except where specific terms more beneficial to the Writer are included in this agreement in place of the relevant minimum terms in the IPA.  If in any other respect any provisions of this agreement conflict with the terms and conditions of the IPA, then the IPA shall prevail, and in such event the conflicting provisions of this agreement shall be deemed to be modified to the extent necessary to cause it to conform to the terms and conditions of the IPA and, as modified, this agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

  2. All additional terms must be attached as a rider hereto.

Producer Writer’s Loan out Company
____________________________ _________________________
Per Per
____________________________ ______________________
Writer Date

Receipt of above Contract/Voluntary Recognition Agreement is hereby confirmed by the WGC.

____________________________ ______________________
Per Date

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