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 2015 2016 2017
C101 Script $54,327 $54,870 $55,419
C102 Original Treatment $24,418 $24,662 $24,909
C103 Treatment based on Script Material supplied $16,299 $16,462 $16,627
C104 Script from existing Treatment $35,264 $35,617 $35,973
C105 First Draft from existing Treatment $19,014 $19,204 $19,396
C106 Second Draft from existing First Draft $16,298 $16,461 $16,626
C107 Rewrite: - - -
  a) by the original Writer $26,608 $26,875 $27,143
  b) by another Writer $35,264 $35,617 $35,973
C108 Written Narration other than by the Writer of a Script or Story and Script $18,990 $19,180 $19,372
C109 Polish $8,137 $8,218 $8,300
C110 Third Draft (Optional, when Writer has been contracted and paid for a Full Script under C101) $13,582 $13,718 $13,855

 

C111 A Feature Film Script may be contracted:
i. as an existing Script;
ii. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
iii. as a Script from an existing Treatment, with or without right of termination;
iv. as the following single element or components of a Script: Treatment, First Draft, Second Draft, Rewrite, Polish, Narration.
C112 a) 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:
i. on signing of the contract 10%
ii. on delivery of the Treatment 25%
iii. on delivery of the First Draft Script 35%
iv. on delivery of the Second Draft Script 30%
OR
b) When the Producer contracts for a complete Feature Film Script without a Treatment, and with or without the right of termination, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
i. on signing of the contract 10%
ii. on delivery of the First Draft Script 55%
iii. on delivery of the Second Draft Script 35%
C113 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:
i. on signing of the contract 10%
ii. on delivery of the First Draft Script 60%
iii. on delivery of the Second Draft Script 30%
C114 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:
i. on signing of the contract 25%
ii. on delivery of the material 75%
Documentary Feature Film Script Fees 2015 2016 2017
C115 Documentary Feature Film Script $26,426 $26,690 $26,957
C116 Documentary Feature Film Initial Proposal or Outline $7,929 $8,008 $8,088
C117 Documentary Feature Film Script based on Initial Proposal or Outline* $21,934 $22,154 $22,375
C118 Documentary Feature Film Rewrite $7,663 $7,740 $7,817
C119 Documentary Feature Film Polish $3,832 $3,870 $3,909
C120 Documentary Feature Film Written Narration $13,408 $13,542 $13,677


*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.)

C121 A Documentary Feature Film Script may be contracted:
i. as an existing Script;
ii. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
iii. as a Script from Outline or Proposal;
iv. as the following single elements or components of a Script: Documentary Initial Proposal or Outline, Polish, Rewrite; as Narration without right of termination.
C122 When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Feature Film Script, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
i. on signing of the contract 10%
ii. on delivery of the Documentary Initial Proposal or Outline 20%
iii. on delivery of the Documentary Treatment or Shooting Script 40%
iv. on delivery of the Final Script 30%
  OR  
iv. on delivery of the Documentary Rough Cut Narration Script 15%
  AND on delivery of the Documentary Final Narration Script 15%
C123 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:
i. on signing of the contract 10%
ii. on delivery of the Documentary Treatment or Shooting Script 60%
iii. on delivery of the Final Script 30%
  OR  
iii. on delivery of the Documentary Rough Cut Narration Script 15%
  AND on delivery of the Documentary Final Narration Script 15%
C124 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:
i. on signing of the contract 25%
ii. on delivery of the stage 75%
C125 When the Producer contracts for a Documentary Feature Film Narration without right of termination, the Script Fee shall be allocated and paid as follows:
i. on signing of the contract 25%
ii. on delivery of the Documentary Rough Cut Narration 50%
iii. on delivery of the Documentary Final Narration 25%

 

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