Article C7 - Television Magazine Shows

Writers of Television Magazine 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.

(the following rates do not include research)

C701   

Program Writer (Based on Broadcast length of Program)

 

Budget $60,000 to $70,000

Budget $60,000 to $70,000

Budget $60,000 to $70,000

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,244

1,269

1,282

30 minutes or less

2,488

2,538

2,564

60 minutes or less

4,978

5,078

5,128

90 minutes or less

7,465

7,615

7,691

120 minutes or less

9,955

10,154

10,256

 

Over 120 minutes

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

 

 

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,460

1,490

1,504

30 minutes or less

2,913

2,971

3,001

60 minutes or less

5,817

5,934

5,993

90 minutes or less

8,729

8,903

8,993

120 minutes or less

11,650

11,883

12,001

 

Over 120 minutes

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

 

 

Budget Over $100,000

Budget Over $100,000

Budget Over $100,000

 

2012

2013

2014

15 minutes or less

1,606

1,638

1,654

30 minutes or less

3,223

3,288

3,320

60 minutes or less

6,438

6,567

6,633

90 minutes or less

9,652

9,845

9,944

120 minutes or less

12,891

13,149

13,281

 

Over 120 minutes

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

 

 

C702

Program Writer

Weekly rate for a maximum of five (5) thirty-minute programs per week

2012

2013

2014

3,597

3,669

3,706

 

 

C703

Contributing Writer

For each item:

 

Budget $60,000 to $70,000

Budget $60,000 to $70,000

Budget $60,000 to $70,000

 

2012

2013

2014

3 minutes or less

373

381

384

Each additional minute

139

142

143

 

 

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

Budget $70,000 to $100,000

Budget Over $100,000

Budget Over $100,000

Budget Over $100,000

 

2012

2013

2014

2012

2013

2014

3 minutes or less

444

452

457

580

592

598

Each additional minute

151

154

156

173

176

178

 

 

C704

Continuity Writer

For up to five (5) minutes of continuity writing per half hour of broadcast:

 

2012

2013

2014

$60,000-$70,000

1,078

1,100

1,111

$70,000-$100,000

1,127

1,150

1,161

over $100,000

1,234

1,259

1,271

 

 

C705

A Television Magazine 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.

C706

When the Producer contracts for a complete Television Magazine 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%

C707

When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Television 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%

C708

For Magazine Format Programs, the Production Fee shall be calculated as follows:

If the Budget is:              

The Production Fee payable is the following percentage of the Production Fee

 as calculated in Article C1005

$60,000 to $70,000                            

43%

$70,000 to $100,000                          

47%

Over $100,000                                   

50%

 

 

C709

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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