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

2010 2011
15 minutes or less $1,864 $1,901
30 minutes or less $3,729 $3,803
60 minutes or less $7,457 $7,607
90 minutes or less $11,186 $11,410
120 minutes or less $14,915 $15,213
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

C602

Type 2 Variety - Show Writers

2010 2011
15 minutes or less $1,497 $1,526
30 minutes or less $2,986 $3,046
60 minutes or less $5,973 $6,092
90 minutes or less $8,961 $9,140
120 minutes or less $11,947 $12,186
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

C603

Type 3 Variety - Show Writers

2010 2011
15 minutes or less $1,129 $1,152
30 minutes or less $2,258 $2,304
60 minutes or less $4,516 $4,606
90 minutes or less $6,774 $6,910
120 minutes or less $9,031 $9,211
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

C604

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

2010 2011
3 minutes or less (each item) $375 $382
Each additional minute $129 $132

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

2010 2011
15 minutes or less $981 $1,000
30 minutes or less $1,961 $2,000
60 minutes or less $3,922 $4,001
90 minutes or less $5,883 $6,001
120 minutes or less $7,844 $8,001
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute 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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