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 $60,000 to $70,000 Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2010 2011
15 minutes or less $1,196 $1,220
30 minutes or less $2,392 $2,440
60 minutes or less $4,785 $4,880
90 minutes or less $7,175 $7,319
120 minutes or less $9,568 $9,760
Over 120 minutes

calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate


Budget $70,000 to $100,000 Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2010 2011
15 minutes or less $1,404 $1,432
30 minutes or less $2,800 $2,856
60 minutes or less $5,591 $5,703
90 minutes or less $8,390 $8,558
120 minutes or less $11,197 $11,421
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
2010 2011
15 minutes or less $1,544 $1,574
30 minutes or less $3,098 $3,160
60 minutes or less $6,188 $6,312
90 minutes or less $9,278 $9,463
120 minutes or less $12,391 $12,639
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

2010 2011
$3,458 $3,527
C703

Contributing Writer

For each item:

Budget $60,000 to $70,000 Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2010 2011
3 minutes or less $359 $366
Each additional minute $133 $136

Budget $70,000 to $100,000 Budget $70,000 to $100,000 Budget Over $100,000 Budget Over $100,000
2010 2011 2010 2011
3 minutes or less $426 $435 $558 $569
Each additional minute $145 $148 $166 $169

C704

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

2010 2011
$60,000-$70,000 $1,036 $1,057
$70,000-$100,000 $1,083 $1,105
over $100,000 $1,186 $1,210
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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