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

  2015 2016 2017
15 minutes or less $2,018 $2,038 $2,059
30 minutes or less $4,037 $4,077 $4,118
60 minutes or less $8,073 $8,154 $8,235
90 minutes or less $12,110 $12,231 $12,353
120 minutes or less $16,146 $16,307 $16,470
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate
C602 Type 2 Variety - Show Writers

  2015 2016 2017
15 minutes or less $1,620 $1,636 $1,653
30 minutes or less $3,233 $3,265 $3,298
60 minutes or less $6,466 $6,531 $6,596
90 minutes or less $9,700 $9,797 $9,895
120 minutes or less $12,933 $13,062 $13,193
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate
C603 Type 3 Variety - Show Writers

  2015 2016 2017
15 minutes or less $1,222 $1,234 $1,247
30 minutes or less $2,445 $2,470 $2,494
60 minutes or less $4,888 $4,937 $4,987
90 minutes or less $7,334 $7,407 $7,481
120 minutes or less $9,776 $9,874 $9,972
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)

  2015 2016 2017
3 minutes or less (each item) $406 $410 $414
Each additional minute $139 $141 $142
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:
i. Two Writers: Each Writer to receive at least sixty percent (60%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
ii. Three Writers: Each Writer to receive at least fifty percent (50%) of the minimum fee applicable to one (1) Writer;
iii. 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

  2015 2016 2017
15 minutes or less $1,062 $1,072 $1,083
30 minutes or less $2,123 $2,144 $2,166
60 minutes or less $4,246 $4,289 $4,331
90 minutes or less $6,369 $6,433 $6,497
120 minutes or less $8,492 $8,577 $8,663
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:
i. as an existing Script;
ii. as a complete Script with or without right of termination;
iii. 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:
a. not based on Script Material contracted under this Agreement; or
b. 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,
i. on signing of the contract 10%
ii. on delivery of the Outline 20%
iii. on delivery of the First Draft Script 50%
iv. 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:
i. on signing of the contract 25%
ii. 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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