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

15 minutes or less $1,827
30 minutes or less $3,656
60 minutes or less $7,311
90 minutes or less $10,967
120 minutes or less $14,623
Over 120 minutes pro-rate 4 x 30 rate

C602

Type 2 Variety - Show Writers

15 minutes or less $1,467
30 minutes or less $2,928
60 minutes or less $5,856
90 minutes or less $8,785
120 minutes or less $11,713
Over 120 minutes pro-rate 4 x 30 rate

C603

Type 3 Variety - Show Writers

15 minutes or less $1,107
30 minutes or less $2,214
60 minutes or less $4,427
90 minutes or less $6,641
120 minutes or less $8,853
Over 120 minutes pro-rate 4 x 30 rate

C604

Contributing Writers
For each item (i.e. each comedy sketch, production number, vignette, song, blackout or similar material)

3 minutes or less (each item) $368
Each additional minute $126

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

15 minutes or less $961
30 minutes or less $1,923
60 minutes or less $3,845
90 minutes or less $5,768
120 minutes or less $7,691
Over 120 minutes pro-rate 4 x 30 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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