Article C1 - Feature Film

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 Writer(s) of a Feature Film shall be paid at least the minimum compensation set out below:

Script Fees 2010 2011
C101 Script $50,185 $51,189
C102 Original Treatment $22,556 $23,007
C103 Treatment from Script Mat. $15,056 $15,357
C104 Script from Treatment $32,576 $33,227
C105 Rewrite:

a) by the original Writer $24,580 $25,072

b) by another Writer $32,576 $33,227
C106 Narration $17,542 $17,893
C107 Polish $7,516 $7,667
C108 Third Draft (Optional, when Writer has been contracted and paid for a Full Script under C101) $12,547 $12,798

C109

A Feature Film Script may be contracted:

  1. as an existing Script;
  2. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
  3. as a Script from an existing Treatment, with or without right of termination;
  4. as the following single element or components of Script: Treatment, Rewrite, Polish, Narration.
C110

When the Producer contracts for a complete Feature Film Script, with or without the right of termination, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:

  1. on signing of the contract                         15%
  2. on delivery of the Treatment                     25%
  3. on delivery of the First Draft Script            35%
  4. on delivery of the Second Draft Script       25%
C111

When the Producer contracts for a Feature Film Script based on an existing Treatment, with or without the right of termination, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:

  1. on signing of the contract                         15%
  2. on delivery of the First Draft Script            60%
  3. on delivery of the Second Draft Script       25%
C112

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

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