Article C3 - Television Production (Television Movies)

The Writer(s) of a Television Movie shall be paid at least the minimum compensation set out below:

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

Script Fees 2010 2011
C301

Script

  1. not based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement; or:

  2. based on a Story or Screen Story 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.
$37,837 $38,593
C302

Script

  1. based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement which is provided by the Producer to the Writer at the time of contracting and from which the Writer proceeds directly to First Draft Script without preparing an Outline; or

  2. Based on an Outline after termination pursuant to B107 (subject to B111)
$30,269 $30,874
C303 Story or Screen Story $13,243 $13,508
C304 Rewrite $13,243 $13,508
C305 Polish $6,811 $6,948
C306 Third Draft (Optional, when Writer has been contracted and paid for a Full Script under C301) $8,871 $9,048
N.B.: If the Writer of the Story is not contracted to write the Script, the Producer shall negotiate with the Story Writer in accordance with B108 before commissioning another Writer.
N.B.: No Rewrite may be contracted from another Writer until the original Writer has been paid one hundred percent (100%) of that part of the applicable Script Fee payable to the original Writer, or a grievance has resulted in the matter being referred to a Joint Standing Committee or to an Arbitration.
C307

Mini-Series Script

Mini-Series shall be contracted under Articles C301 to C306 for the first two hours of broadcast time. The Script Fee shall be pro-rated as required.

C308

A Television Movie or Mini-Series 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 Story, Screen Story or Outline with or without right of termination;

  4. as the following single elements or components of a Script: Narration, Polish, Rewrite, Story, Screen Story.
C309

When the Producer contracts for a complete Television Movie or Mini-Series Script with or without the right of termination:

  1. not based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement; or

  2. based on a Story or Screen Story 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                            15%
    2. on delivery of the Outline                             25%
    3. on delivery of the First Draft Script               35%
    4. on delivery of the Second Draft Script          25%
C310

When the Producer contracts for a Television Movie or Mini-Series Script with or without the right of termination:

  1. based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement which is provided by the Producer to the Writer at the time of contracting and from which the Writer proceeds directly to a First Draft Script without preparing an Outline; or

  2. based on an Outline after 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%
C311

When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Television Movie or Mini-Series 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%

 

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