Article A13 - Insurance and Retirement Plan Deductions from Writers Fees

A1301

Insurance. The Producer shall contribute an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Gross Fees of each Writer, Story Editor or Story Consultant who is a Guild member for insurance benefits.

A1302

Retirement Plan. The Producer shall contribute an amount equal to six percent (6%) of the Gross Fees of each Writer, Story Editor or Story Consultant who is a Guild member for retirement benefits. As of January 1, 2013, this contribution shall be increased to seven percent (7%) on Script Fees only. As of January 1, 2014, the increase to seven percent (7%) shall apply to all remaining fees under this Agreement.  For clarity, the contribution on Script Fees shall remain at seven percent (7%) in 2014.

A1303

Deduction from Writer’s Fees – Retirement Plan. The Producer shall deduct, for retirement purposes, from the Gross Fees earned by each Writer, Story Editor or Story Consultant, three percent (3%) of such Gross Fees.

A1304

Deduction from Writer’s Fees – Guild Dues

The Producer shall deduct two percent (2%) of the Gross Fees paid to any Writer, Story Editor or Story Consultant who is a member of the Guild, and shall deduct five percent (5%) of the Gross Fees paid to any non-member Writer, Story Editor or person designated by the Guild as a non-member (except persons excluded under Article A106).

A1305

Non-member Equalization Payments & Deductions

  1. In order to equalize the payments and deductions in respect of Guild members and non-members, the Producer shall contribute an amount equal to eleven percent (11%) of the Gross Fees paid to each Writer or Story Editor who is not a member of the Guild. As of January 1, 2013, this contribution shall be increased to twelve percent (12%) on Script Fees only. As of January 1, 2014, the increase to twelve percent (12%) shall apply to all remaining fees under this Agreement. For clarity, the contribution on Script Fees shall remain at twelve percent (12%) in 2014.
     
  2. The Equalization payments and deductions made in respect of non-members may be used and applied by the Guild and the agent or broker mutually agreed upon by the parties to this Agreement for disposition in such manner and for such purposes as may be determined in the absolute and unfettered discretion of the Guild and the broker mutually agreed upon by the parties to this Agreement.
     

A1306

All contributions and Writer deductions for the Insurance and Retirement plan, and all Non-member Equalization payments made pursuant to this Article shall be made payable to the agent or broker mutually agreed upon by the Parties to this Agreement.  Deductions from Writer’s Fees for Guild Dues shall be made payable to the Guild.  All payments shall be sent to the Guild office, and shall be payable monthly on or before the 15th of the month following the earning of such fees.

A1307

All deductions required by this Article will be remitted with information on the Writer, Story Editor or Story Consultant, the contract, the services contracted, and such other information as may be agreed upon from time to time by the parties hereto.

 

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