Article C6 - Television Variety, Panel, Game and Quiz Shows

Writers of Television Variety, Panel, Game and Quiz shows shall be paid at least the following minimum Script Fees (based on the broadcast length of Program):

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

C601

Type 1 Variety – Show Writers

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,939

1,978

1,998

30 minutes or less

3,879

3,957

3,997

60 minutes or less

7,759

7,914

7,993

90 minutes or less

11,638

11,871

11,990

120 minutes or less

15,518

15,828

15,986

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 120 minutes

calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

 

C602

Type 2 Variety – Show Writers

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,557

1,588

1,604

30 minutes or less

3,107

3,169

3,201

60 minutes or less

6,214

6,339

6,402

90 minutes or less

9,323

9,509

9,604

120 minutes or less

12,430

12,678

12,805

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 120 minutes

calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

 

C603

Type 3 Variety – Show Writers

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,175

1,198

1,210

30 minutes or less

2,350

2,397

2,421

60 minutes or less

4,698

4,792

4,840

90 minutes or less

7,048

7,189

7,261

120 minutes or less

9,395

9,583

9,679

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 120 minutes

calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

 

C604

Contributing Writers

For each item (i.e. each comedy sketch, production number, vignette, song, blackout or similar material)

 

2012

2013

2014

3 minutes or less

390

398

402

Each additional minute

134

137

138

 

 

C605

More Than One Writer – Variety

Where two (2) or more Variety Writers are engaged to write or work on one Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 Variety program, the following rates shall apply:

  1.  Two Writers: Each Writer to receive at least sixty percent (60%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
     
  2.  Three Writers: Each Writer to receive at least fifty percent (50%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
     
  3.  Four Writers or More: Each Writer to receive at least forty percent (40%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer.

C606

Panel, Game, Quiz Shows

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,020

1,041

1,051

30 minutes or less

2,040

2,081

2,102

60 minutes or less

4,081

4,162

4,204

90 minutes or less

6,121

6,243

6,306

120 minutes or less

8,161

8,325

8,408

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over 120 minutes

calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

 

C607

A Television Variety, Panel, Game or Quiz show Script may be contracted:

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

C608

When the Producer contracts for a complete Television Variety, Panel, Game or Quiz show Script with or without the right of termination:

  1.  not based on Script Material contracted under this Agreement; or
     
  2.  based on Script Material 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,

    the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:

    1.  on signing of the contract                                     20%
       
    2.  on delivery of the Outline                                     20%
       
    3.  on delivery of the First Draft Script                       40%
       
    4.  on delivery of the Second Draft Script                  20%

C609

When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Television Variety, Panel, Game or Quiz Show 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%

C610

A Producer may engage a New Writer at fifty percent (50%) of the applicable Script Fee.  Use of this provision is limited to one New Writer per cycle of a Series.

 

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