Article C1 - Feature Film

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

The Writer(s) of a Feature Film shall be paid at least the minimum compensation set out below:

 

Feature Film Script Fees

2012

2013

2014

C101

Script

52,212

53,257

53,789

C102

Original Treatment

23,468

23,937

24,176

C103

Treatment based on Script Material supplied

15,664

15,978

16,138

C104

Script from existing Treatment

33,892

34,570

34,915

C105

Rewrite:

 

 

 

 

a) by the original Writer

25,573

26,084

26,345

 

b) by another Writer

33,892

34,570

34,915

C106

Written Narration other than by the Writer of a Script or Story and Script

18,251

18,616

18,802

C107

Polish

7,820

7,976

8,056

C108

Third Draft (Optional, when Writer has been contracted and paid for a Full Script under C101)

13,054

13,315

13,448

 

C109

A Feature Film Script may be contracted:

 

  1. as an existing Script;
     
  2. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
     
  3. as a Script from an existing Treatment, with or without right of termination;
     
  4. as the following single element or components of Script:  Treatment, Rewrite, Polish, Narration.

C110

When the Producer contracts for a complete Feature Film Script, with or without the right of termination, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:

 

  1. on signing of the contract                                                 10%
     
  2. on delivery of the Treatment                                             25%
     
  3. on delivery of the First Draft Script                                    35%
     
  4. on delivery of the Second Draft Script                               30%

C111

When the Producer contracts for a Feature Film Script based on an existing Treatment, with or without the right of termination, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:

  1. on signing of the contract                                                 10%
     
  2.  on delivery of the First Draft Script                                    60%
     
  3. on delivery of the Second Draft Script                               30%

C112

When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Feature Film Script, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:

  1. on signing of the contract                                                25%
     
  2. on delivery of material                                                     75%

 

 

Documentary Feature Film Script Fees

2012

2013

2014

C113

Documentary Feature Film Script

25,397

25,905

26,164

C114

Documentary Feature Film Initial

Proposal or Outline

7,620

7,772

7,850

C115

Documentary Feature Film Script based on Initial Proposal or Outline*

21,080

21,502

21,717

C116

Documentary Feature Film Rewrite

7,365

7,512

7,587

C117

Documentary Feature Film Polish

3,683

3,757

3,794

C118

Documentary Feature Film Written Narration

12,886

13,144

13,275

 

*which is provided by the Producer to the Writer, from which the Writer proceeds directly to a Documentary Treatment or Shooting Script without preparing a Documentary Initial Proposal or Outline (This Documentary Initial Proposal or Outline shall be appended to the contract if not contracted under this Agreement.)

C119

A Documentary Feature Film Script may be contracted:

  1. as an existing Script;
     
  2. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
     
  3. as a Script from Outline or Proposal;
     
  4. as the following single elements or components of a Script: Documentary Initial Proposal or Outline, Polish, Rewrite; as Narration without right of termination.

C120

When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Feature Film Script, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:

OR

  1. on signing of the contract                                                                     15%
     
  2. on delivery of the Documentary Initial Proposal or Outline                   20%
     
  3. on delivery of the Documentary Treatment or Shooting Script              35%
     
  4. on delivery of the Final Script                                                                30%
     
  5. on delivery of the Documentary Rough Cut Narration Script                 15%
     

AND on delivery of the Documentary Final Narration Script                                  15%

C121

When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Feature Film Script based on a Documentary Feature Film Initial Proposal or Outline contracted under this Agreement, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:

                            OR
 

  1. on signing of the contract                                                                   15%
     
  2. on delivery of the Documentary Treatment or Shooting Script            55%
     
  3. on delivery of the Final Script                                                              30%
     
  4. on delivery of the Documentary Rough Cut Narration Script               15%
     

AND on delivery of the Documentary Final Narration Script                                15%

C122

When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Documentary Feature Film Script, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:

  1. on signing of the contract                                                                  25%
     
  2. on delivery of the stage                                                                    75%
     

C123

When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Feature Film Narration without right of termination, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:

  1. on signing of the contract                                                                 25%
     
  2. on delivery of the Documentary Rough Cut Narration                      50%
     
  3. on delivery of the Documentary Final Narration                               25%
     

 

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