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):

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

(the following rates do not include research)

C701

Program Writer (Based on Broadcast length of Program)

 

Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2006

Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2007

Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2008

15 minutes or less 1,105 1,127 1,138
30 minutes or less 2,210 2,254 2,277
60 minutes or less 4,421 4,509 4,554
90 minutes or less 6,630 6,762 6,829
120 minutes or less 8,841 9,017 9,107
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2006

Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2007

Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2008

15 minutes or less $1,297 $1,323 $1,336
30 minutes or less $2,587 $2,639 $2,665
60 minutes or less $5,166 $5,269 $5,322
90 minutes or less $7,752 $7,907 $7,986
120 minutes or less $10,345 $10,552 $10,658
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

Budget Over $100,000
2006

Budget Over $100,000
2007

Budget Over $100,000
2008

15 minutes or less 1,426 1,455 1,469
30 minutes or less 2,862 2,920 2,949
60 minutes or less 5,718 5,832 5,890
90 minutes or less 8,572 8,744 8,831
120 minutes or less 11,448 11,677 11,794
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

2006

2007

2008

3,195 3,259 3,291
C703

Contributing Writer

For each item:

Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2006

Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2007

Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2008

Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2006

Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2007

Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2008

Budget Over $100,000
2006

Budget Over $100,000
2007

Budget Over $100,000
2008

3 minutes or less 331 338 341 394 402 406 515 525 531
Each additional minute 123 126 127 134 137 138 154 157 158
C704

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

 

2006

2007

2008

$60,000-$70,000 957 977 986
$70,000-$100,000 1,001 1,021 1,031
over $100,000 1,096 1,118 1,129
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:

    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%
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:

  1. on signing of the contract      25%
  2. on delivery of the material     75%
C708

For Magazine Format Programs, the Production Fee shall be calculated as follows:

If the Budget is:

The Production Fee payable is the following percentage of the Production Fee as calculated in Article C1005

$60,000 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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