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):

Script Fees and Production Fees for productions with Budgets of sixty thousand dollars ($60,000) or less are negotiable between the Writer and Producer.

C601

Type 1 Variety - Show Writers

 

2006

2007

2008

15 minutes or less 1,722 1,756 1,774
30 minutes or less 3,445 3,514 3,549
60 minutes or less 6,890 7,028 7,098
90 minutes or less 10,335 10,542 10,647
120 minutes or less 13,780 14,056 14,197
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

C602

Type 2 Variety - Show Writers

 

2006

2007

2008

15 minutes or less 1,383 1,410 1,424
30 minutes or less 2,759 2,815 2,843
60 minutes or less 5,519 5,629 5,685
90 minutes or less 8,279 8,445 8,529
120 minutes or less 11,038 11,259 11,372
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

C603

Type 3 Variety - Show Writers

 

2006

2007

2008

15 minutes or less 1,043 1,064 1,075
30 minutes or less 2,087 2,128 2,150
60 minutes or less 4,172 4,256 4,298
90 minutes or less 6,259 6,384 6,448
120 minutes or less 8,344 8,510 8,596
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)

 

2006

2007

2008

3 minutes or less 346 353 357
Each additional minute 119 122 123

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: Each Writer to receive at least fifty percent (40%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
C606

Panel, Game, Quiz Shows

 

2006

2007

2008

15 minutes or less 906 924 933
30 minutes or less 1,812 1,848 1,867
60 minutes or less 3,624 3,696 3,733
90 minutes or less 5,436 5,545 5,600
120 minutes or less 7,248 7,393 7,467
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                          20%
    2. on delivery of the Outline                           20%
    3. on delivery of the First Draft Script           40%
    4. on delivery of the Second Draft Script     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      25%
  2. on delivery of the material     75%
C610 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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