Article C9 - Television Continuity

Writers of Television Continuity shall be paid at least the following minimum Script Fees:

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

C901

Continuity - Script Fees

2010 2011
Minimum two (2) minutes Script $291 $297
Each additional minute of Script $39 $40
Note: Continuity Writing does not attract Distribution Royalties but rather Residuals.
C902

Distribution Rights - Continuity

The payment of at least the minimum compensation under C901 shall entitle the Producer to one run on conventional (Free) Television in Canada and the right to acquire further use as provided in this Agreement.

C903

Residuals to Continuity Writer(s)

The following Residual payments shall be made to Continuity Writer(s) upon second and subsequent use on conventional (Free) Television and on any sale to pay television, cable television, cassettes, videodiscs and any other form of compact device, domestic and foreign use:

  1. Domestic Re-Runs – Each repeat broadcast in Canada on conventional (Free) Television – fifty percent (50%) of the original Script Fee

  2. When a television program is subsequently sold by the Producer for broadcast in another country on conventional (Free) Television, the Writer shall be paid Residual fees as follows:

    1. United States – national commercial network:
      First Run – one hundred percent (100%) of the Script Fee
      Second Run – fifty percent (50%) of the Script Fee
      Third and subsequent runs – each run – forty percent (40%) of the original Script Fee
      Each individual station – ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee

    2. United States – Syndication – per year:
      ten percent (10%) of original Script Fee
    3. For use in a country other than Canada and the United States, the Producer shall pay the Writer as follows:

      either:

      1. on the first foreign release – fifteen percent (15%) of the original Script Fee; or

      2. when the Feature Film has grossed over $15,000 – an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee

      3. when the Feature Film has grossed over $22,500 – an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee

        Payments due under i) above shall be payable within three (3) months of the first foreign sale. Payments under ii) and iii) above shall be payable within thirty (30) days after the grosses detailed in the sub-clauses have been reached. The Producer agrees to report to the Guild when payments are due to Writers under the terms of this Article and to make mutually satisfactory arrangements with the Guild regarding access and checking of records concerning re-runs and foreign sales.

        or

      4. Upon acceptance of the Second Draft Script, payment to the Writer of thirty-five percent (35%) of the Script Fee, being payment for use in a country other than Canada and the United States during the period of fifteen (15) years from the date of final payment for the Script was due.

  3. Residuals to Continuity Writer(s) for Pay Television, Cable Television, Cassettes, Videodiscs and any other form of compact device, domestic and foreign use:

    1. on the first such sale – fifteen percent (15%) of the original Script Fee;

    2. when the program has grossed over $15,000 – an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee;

    3. when the program has grossed over $22,500 – an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee;

    4. when the program has grossed over $30,000 – an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee; and

    5. for each additional increase of $10,000 in the program’s gross – an additional ten percent (10%) of the original Script Fee.

 

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