ARTICLE C7 - TELEVISION MAGAZINE SHOWS

Writers of Television Magazine shows shall be paid at least the following minimum Script Fees (based on the broadcast length of Program):

(the following rates do not include research)

C701 Program Writer (Based on Broadcast length of Program)

Budget

under $35,000

Budget

under $35,000

Budget

under $35,000

Budget -$35,000

to

$50,000

Budget -$35,000

to

$50,000

Budget -$35,000

to

$50,000

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

15 minutes or less 614 626 639 876 893 911
30 minutes or less 1,226 1,251 1,276 1,752 1,787 1,823
60 minutes or less 2,453 2,502 2,552 3,506 3,576 3,647
90 minutes or less 3,681 3,755 3,830 5,258 5,363 5,470
120 minutes or less 4,908 5,006 5,106 7,010 7,151 7,294
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate 
Budget

$50,000

to

$70,000

Budget $50,000 to $70,000

Budget

$50,000

to

$70,000

Budget -$70,000

to $100,000

Budget

$70,000

to

$100,000

Budget

$70,000

to

$100,000

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

15 minutes or less 1,051 1,072 1,094 1,234 1,259 1,284
30 minutes or less 2,103 2,145 2,188 2,461 2,511 2,561
60 minutes or less 4,207 4,291 4,377 4,917 5,015 5,115
90 minutes or less 6,309 6,436 6,564 7,377 7,525 7,675
120 minutes or less 8,413 8,582 8,753 9,845 10,042 10,243
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate 
Budget

over $100,000

Budget

over $100,000

Budget

over $100,000

 

2003

2004

2005

15 minutes or less 1,357 1,385 1,412
30 minutes or less 2,724 2,778 2,834
60 minutes or less 5,441 5,550 5,661
90 minutes or less 8,158 8,321 8,487
120 minutes or less 10,895 11,113 11,335
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

C702 Program Writer - Weekly rate for a maximum of five (5) thirty-minute programs per week

2003

2004

2005

3,040 3,101 3,163

C703 Contributing Writer

          For each item:

Budget

under $35,000

Budget

under $35,000

Budget

under $35,000

Budget $35,000

to

$50,000

Budget $35,000

to

$50,000

Budget $35,000

to

$50,000

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

3 minutes or less 204 208 212 245 250 255
Each additional minute 82 83 85 107 109 111
Budget $50,000 to $70,000 Budget $50,000 to $70,000

Budget $50,000 to $70,000

Budget $70,000  to $100,000

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

3 minutes or less 315 321 328 375 382 390
Each additional minute 117 120 122 128 131 133
Budget over $100,000 Budget over $100,000 Budget over $100,000

2003

2004

2005
3 minutes or less 490 500 510
Each additional minute 146 149 152

C704 Continuity Writer

For up to five (5) minutes of continuity writing per half hour of broadcast:

Budget

2003

2004

2005

under $35,000 642 655 668
$35,000 to $50,000 730 745 760
$50,000 to $70,000 911 929 948
$70,000 to $100,000 952 971 991
over $100,000 1,043 1,064 1,085

C705 A Television Magazine 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.

C706 When the Producer contracts for a complete Television Magazine 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:

i) on signing of the contract 20%
ii) on delivery of the Outline 20%
iii) on delivery of the First Draft Script 40%
iv) on delivery of the Second Draft Script 20%

C707 When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Television Script, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:

i) on signing of the contract 25%
ii) on delivery of the material 75%

C708 For Magazine Format Programs, the Production Feeshall be calculated as follows:

If the Budget is:    The Production Fee payable is

the following percentage

of the Production Fee

as calculated in Article C1004

Below $35,000      35%
$35,000 to $50,000  40%
$50,000 to $70,000  43%
$70,000 to $100,000 47%
Over $100,000     50%

C709 A Producer may engage a New Writer at fifty percent (50%) of the applicable Script Fee.  Use of this provision is limited to one New Writer per cycle of a Series.

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