Appendix S - Letter of Understanding on Video Game Compact Devices (WGC/APFTQ)

Letter of Understanding

between

The Writers Guild of Canada (the "Guild")

and

The Association des Producteurs de Films et de Télévision de Québec ("APFTQ")

Whereas the Guild is recognized to represent "auteurs de textes dans le domaine du film de langue autre que française dans la province de Québec qui offrent leurs services moyennant rémunération" and;

Whereas the APFTQ specifically represents to the Guild that it does not cover producers of video games as compact devices and/or footage primarily and specifically produced for video games as compact devices;

The parties hereby agree that:

  1. With regard to those Producers for which the Guild has recognized the APFTQ, video games as compact devices, and/or footage primarily and specifically produced for video games as compact devices shall not be covered by the Writers Independent Production Agreement 2010-2011 ("IPA") for the duration of the term of that Agreement.

  2. For purposes of clarity, it is understood that all other terms of the IPA (including but not limited to those provisions regarding Digital Production) shall apply and remain in force.

  3. This Letter is in no way an admission or acknowledgment that the by the WGC that it is not recognized or does not have jurisdiction in the province of Quebec over video games as compact devices, and/or footage primarily and specifically produced for video games as compact devices.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this Letter of Agreement to be executed this 1st day of January, 2010.

 

_______________________
Writers Guild of Canada
_______________________
APFTQ

 

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