Article 3 - Remuneration and Rewrites

301 Animation Writer(s) of Script Material shall be paid at least the minimum compensation (based on the broadcast length of the program) or the negotiable fee, as set out in this Article 3 or, if applicable, the fee set out in Article 302 of this Section. Payment of the Script Fee is the total remuneration payable by the Producer to the Animation Writer unless otherwise negotiated.
302 Animation Scripts:
a. not based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement; or
b. based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement which is provided by the Producer to the Animation Writer at the time of contracting and from which the Animation Writer is required to provide an Outline:
- 2015 2016 2017
Under 11 minutes Negotiable Negotiable Negotiable
11-15 minutes $3,570 $3,606 $3,642
16 - 30 minutes $7,141 $7,212 $7,284
Over 30 minutes Negotiable Negotiable Negotiable
303 Animation Scripts:
a. based on a Story or Screen Story contracted under this Agreement which is provided by the Producer to the Animation Writer at the time of contracting and from which the Animation Writer proceeds directly to a First Draft Script without preparing an Outline; or
b. based on an Outline after termination:
- 2015 2016 2017
Under 11 minutes Negotiable Negotiable Negotiable
11-15 minutes $2,963 $2,993 $3,023
16 - 30 minutes $5,927 $5,986 $6,046
Over 30 minutes Negotiable Negotiable Negotiable
304 When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Script (Story, Rewrite, Polish), the Script Fee shall be negotiable between the Animation Writer and Producer.
305 Payment of the negotiated Script Fee shall be as follows:
a.
i. on delivery of Outline (Treatment in the case of a Feature Film) 20%
ii. on delivery of First Draft 40%
iii. on delivery of Second Draft 30%
iv. on delivery of Polish 10%
b. Where no Outline (or Treatment in the case of a Feature Film) is required the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
i. on delivery of First Draft 50%
ii. on delivery of Second Draft 40%
iii. on delivery of Polish 10%
c. When the Producer contracts for a single element or component of a Script, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:
i. on signing of the contract 25%
ii. on delivery of the material 75%
306 Subsequent to the delivery of the last contracted stage, or termination of an Animation Writer there shall be no restrictions with respect to script changes, rewrites or hiring of another Animation Writer other than as individually negotiated.
307 In extraordinary circumstances, a Producer may seek, and the Guild may enter into, at the Guild's discretion, an agreement with a Producer for a specific Animation Production that permits terms more favourable to such Producer than those set forth in this Section.
308 Animation Bibles

For the purposes of script or program development prior to the contracting of a script, Story, Screen Story or Treatment, a Producer may contract any writer pursuant to this Article to write an Animation Bible. However, if a Producer contracts an Animation Writer who is a Guild member to write an Animation Bible, the Producer shall contract that Animation Writer under this Agreement. In such case, the Producer shall be permitted to contract Guild members and non-Guild members on the same project during development.

309 In contracting for services under Article 308, the Producer and the Animation Writer may include in any contract between them, among other things, terms and conditions pertaining to the following matters:
i. the type of development format to be written;
ii. what the development format is to be based upon (e.g. whether based on an idea in written or oral form, created by whom, provided by whom);
iii. fees in respect of the writing services;
iv. copyright ownership by either party in, or the Producer's license to, the Animation Bible;
v. entitlement to "Created by" or other credit; and
vi. any ongoing obligations to the parties.

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