Appendix N - Contract/Voluntary Recognition Agreement for Corporate Production

Contract/ Voluntary Recognition Agreement

 (See Article E102)

 

STANDARD CONTRACT/ VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT FOR CORPORATE PRODUCTION:  SPONSORED, INDUSTRIAL OR SHORT FILMS

 

Prior to contracting a Writer, Producers who agree to become parties to this Agreement shall sign a Voluntary Recognition Agreement as follows on their own letterhead and forward it to the Guild.  This Voluntary Recognition Agreement shall constitute a binding and irrevocable obligation by the Producer to the terms and conditions of this Agreement where such Producer is involved in the production of a program:

 

VOLUNTARY RECOGNITION AGREEMENT

(Bargaining Authorization and Voluntary Recognition Agreement)

 

I, _________________________(Insert name of individual) on behalf of the Producer hereby acknowledge receipt of the Independent Production Agreement dated November 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014 covering Freelance Writers of Theatrical Films, and Television Programs and other Production between the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), Association des Producteurs de Films et Télévision du Québec (APFTQ) and the Writers Guild of Canada (the Guild) and state that I am authorized to execute this Agreement on behalf of ___________________________________________________________, (the “Producer”). 

 

The Producer hereby acknowledges that by executing this Voluntary Recognition Agreement it is becoming signatory to the said Agreement.  The Producer agrees to abide by and conform to all the terms and conditions contained herein.

 

The Producer recognizes that the Guild is the exclusive bargaining agent of Writers, Story Editors and Story Consultants as defined in the IPA and recognizes the Producers’ Association of which it is a member as the Producer’s sole and exclusive bargaining agent.

 

We hereby certify that we are/are not a member in good standing of the organization(s):

 

For CMPA Members:

 

____ The Producer hereby certifies that it is a member in good standing of the CMPA:

 

Membership No. ______   

 

The Negotiation Protocol set out in Appendix A of the IPA is hereby incorporated herein by reference, and by signing this document, the Producer appoints its Association as its exclusive bargaining agent, authorized to bargain on its behalf, and agrees that it shall be bound by the terms and conditions of the Agreement which is the result of collective bargaining between the Associations on the one hand, and the Guild on the other hand, subject to ratification.

 

OR:

___ The Producer hereby certifies that it is not a member in good standing of the CMPA or APFTQ.  The Negotiation Protocol set out in Appendix A is not incorporated herein by reference, and the Producer does not appoint any Association as its exclusive bargaining agent.

 

A copy of this Contract/Voluntary Recognition Agreement shall be forwarded to the CMPA.

 

Dated this _______day of _______________, 20___.

 

____________________________________

(Name of Signatory Producer)

 

____________________________________

 

____________________________________

(Address of Signatory Producer)

 

____________________________________

(Phone and fax number of Signatory Producer)

____________________________________

(Authorized Signature)

 

____________________________________

(Print or type name of Authorized Signatory)

 

Receipt of the above Voluntary Recognition Agreement is hereby confirmed by the Writers Guild of Canada

 

____________________________________

(Authorized Signature)

 

____________________________________

(Print or type name of Authorized Signatory)

 

____________________________________

(Date)

 

 

Date:            ______________________________

 

Producer:     ______________________________

CMPA  __________________________

Address:      ______________________________

                   ______________________________

                   ______________________________

 

Writer’s Loan-out Company (if applicable):__________________________

Writer:         _____________________                WGC Number:________

 

Address:      _____________________                GST Number:  ________

                   _____________________

                   _____________________

 

 

 

Type of Production:_____________________________________

 

Name of Production:____________________________________________

Type of Script:_________________________________________________

Ancillary Materials:_____________________________________________

 

Nature of Service:_______________________________________________

 

Additional Use(s):______________________________________________

 

Fee: For the services contracted for herein, the Producer agrees to pay the Writer as follows:

# of Days:_________________       

Daily Rate:________________

 

Tentative Credit_________________  

On-Site Risk Insurance(y/n):______

 

 

Cheques shall be made payable to:______________________________________

 

Delivery dates – on or before:

Stage:_________________

Delivery Date:________________

 

Stage: _________________

Delivery Date:_________________

 

Stage:_________________

Delivery Date:_________________

 

Stage:_________________    

Delivery Date:_________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1.  This agreement is subject to the terms of the current WGC Independent Production Agreement (“IPA”).  All the terms of the IPA shall be deemed to be included herein, except where specific terms more beneficial to the Writer are included in this agreement in place of the relevant minimum terms in the IPA.  If in any other respect any provisions of this agreement conflict with the terms and conditions of the IPA, then the IPA shall prevail, and in such event the conflicting provisions of this agreement shall be deemed to be modified to the extent necessary to cause it to conform to the terms and conditions of the IPA and, as modified, this agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
     
  2.   All additional terms must be attached as a rider hereto.
     

Producer                                                     Writer’s Loan out Company

___________________                             _____________________

Per                                                              Per

_________________________________ ______________________

Writer                                                          Date

Receipt of above Contract/Voluntary Recognition Agreement is hereby confirmed by the WGC.

_________________________________ ______________________

Per                                                              Date

 

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