Article 3 - Remuneration and Rewrites

301

Writer(s) of Animation Script Material shall be paid at least the minimum compensation (based on the broadcast length of the program) or the negotiable fee, as set out in this Article 3 or, if applicable, the fee set out in Article 202 of this Section.  Payment of the Script Fee is the total remuneration payable by the Producer to the Animation Writer unless otherwise negotiated.

302

Animation Scripts:

  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:

2012

2013

2014

Under 11 minutes

Negotiable

Negotiable

Negotiable

11-15 minutes

 3,431

3,500

3,535

16 - 30 minutes

 6,863

7,000

 7,070

Over 30 minutes

Negotiable

Negotiable

Negotiable

303

Animation Scripts:

  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:

 

2012

2013

2014

Under 11minutes

Negotiable

Negotiable

Negotiable

11 -15 minutes

2,848

2,905

2,934

16 - 30 minutes

5,696

5,810

5,868

Over 30 minutes

Negotiable

Negotiable

Negotiable

 

 

304

When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Script (Story, Rewrite, Polish), the Script Fee shall be negotiable between the Writer and Producer.

305

Payment of the negotiated Script Fee shall be as follows:

    1.  on delivery of Outline (Treatment in the case of a Feature Film)                                          20%
       
    2.  on delivery of First Draft                                                                                                       40%
       
    3.  on delivery of Second Draft                                                                                                  30%
       
    4.  on delivery of Polish                                                                                                             10%
       
  1.  Where no Outline (or Treatment in the case of a Feature Film) is required the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
    1.  on delivery of First Draft                                                                                                       50%
       
    2.  on delivery of Second Draft                                                                                                  40%
       
    3.  on delivery of Polish                                                                                                             10%  
       
  2.  When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a 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%

306

Subsequent to the delivery of the last contracted stage, or termination of an Animation Writer there shall be no restrictions with respect to script changes, rewrites or hiring of another Animation Writer other than as individually negotiated.

307

In extraordinary circumstances, a Producer may seek, and the Guild may enter into, at the Guild’s discretion, an agreement with a Producer for a specific Animation Production that permits terms more favourable to such Producer than those set forth in this Section.

 

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