WGC-IPA 2012-2014

INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION AGREEMENT

("Agreement") covering FREELANCE WRITERS of THEATRICAL FILMS TELEVISION PROGRAMS and OTHER PRODUCTION between The WRITERS GUILD OF CANADA (the "Guild") and The CANADIAN MEDIA PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION ("CMPA") and THE ASSOCIATION DES PRODUCTEURS DE FILMS ET DE TÉLÉVISION DU QUÉBEC ("APFTQ") (the "Associations")
November 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014.

© 2012 WRITERS GUILD OF CANADA and CANADIAN MEDIA PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION AND THE ASSOCIATION DES PRODUCTEURS DE FILMS ET DE TÉLÉVISION DU QUÉBEC.

Note:
Capitalized words in this Agreement indicate that these particular terms are defined in Article A2 and/or Article E2.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section A: General - All Productions

Article A1 - Recognition, Application and Term
Article A2 - Definitions
Article A3 - General Provisions
Article A4 - No Strike and Unfair Declaration
Article A5 - Grievance Procedures and Resolution
Article A6 - Speculative Writing, Sample Pages and Unsolicited Scripts
Article A7 - Copyright and Contracts; Warranties, Indemnities and Rights
Article A8 - Story Editors and Story Consultants
Article A9 - Credits
Article A10 - Security for Payment
Article A11 - Payments
Article A12 - Administration Fee
Article A13 - Insurance and Retirement Plan, Deductions from Writer's Fees
Article A14 - Contributions and Deductions from Writer's Fees in the case of Waivers

Section B: Conditions Governing Engagement

Article B1 - Conditions Governing Engagement for all Program Types
Article B2 - Optional Bibles, Script/Program Development
Article B3 - Options

Section C: Additional Conditions and Minimum Compensation by Program Type

Article C1 - Feature Film
Article C2 - Optional Incentive Plan for Feature Films
Article C3 - Television Production (Television Movies)
Article C4 - Television Production (Other than Television Movies)
Article C5 - Television Documentary
Article C6 - Television Variety, Panel, Game and Quiz Shows
Article C7 - Television Magazine Shows
Article C8 - Television Daily Dramatic Serials
Article C9 - Television Continuity
Article C10 - Production Fee
Article C11 - Distribution Royalty
Article C12 - Travel Expenses, Paid Travel Time, and Risk Insurance

Section D: Other Production: sponsored, industrial and other short films including audio visual productions, not produced for television

Article D1 - Conditions Governing Engagement
Article D2 - Minimum Compensation
Article D3 - Distribution and Use Rights

Section E: Option For Corporate Production: Sponsored, Industrial Or Short Films

 

Article E1 - Recognition, Application and Terms
Article E2 - Definitions
Article E3 - General Conditions
Article E4 - Rates And Conditions Governing Engagement

 

Section F: Digital Production

Animation Section

Article 1 - Recognition and Scope of the Agreement
Article 2 - Definitions
Article 3 - Remuneration and Rewrites
Article 4 - Administration Fee
Article 5 - Insurance and Retirement Plan, and Deductions from Animation Writers' and Animation Story Editors' Fees
Article 6 - Animation Story Editors
Article 7 - Termination
Article 8 - Copyright
Article 9 - Grievance and Arbitration
Article 10 - Credits and Credit Arbitration
Article 11 - Term
Blended Production
Schedule 1 - Voluntary Recognition Agreement for Animation Producers
Schedule 2 - Notice of Intended Writing Credits
Schedule 3 - Terms Pertaining to APFTQ Members Only
Schedule 4 - Quebec Appendix (Animation Section)

Appendices

Appendix A: Negotiation Protocol
Appendix B: Voluntary Recognition Agreement
Appendix C: Standard Writer's Agreement
Appendix D: Standard Story Editor's Agreement
Appendix E: Notice of Engagement
Appendix F: Notice of Intended Writing Credits
Appendix G: Declaration of Receipts and Distribution Royalty Payments
Appendix H: Distributor's Assumption Agreement
Appendix I: Purchaser's Assumption Agreement on Transfer of Rights in a Production Made From Script Material
Appendix J: Purchaser's Assumption Agreement on Transfer of Rights in Script Material
Appendix K: Budget Certification
Appendix L: Blended Production
Appendix M: Standard Digital Production Agreement
Appendix N: Contract/Voluntary Recognition Agreement for Corporate Production
Appendix O: Corporate Production, Industrial or Short Films
Appendix P: Interpretation Committee
Appendix Q: Quebec Appendix
Appendix R: Terms Pertaining to Quebec Only
Appendix S: Letter of Understanding on Video Game Compact Devices (WGC/APFTQ)
Appendix T: Letter of Understanding on Non-Canadian Writers (WGC/CMPA)
Appendix U: Letter to be sent to a Writer for Credit Assignment to a Third Party
Appendix V: Corporate Guarantee
Appendix W: Documentary Working Group
Appendix X: Feature Film Working Group
Appendix Y: Producers Bound to this Agreement

 

Addresses and Telephone numbers

Index

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


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