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
2015
Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2016
Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2017
15 minutes or less $1,295 $1,308 $1,321
30 minutes or less $2,590 $2,616 $2,642
60 minutes or less $5,179 $5,231 $5,283
90 minutes or less $7,768 $7,846 $7,924
120 minutes or less $10,359 $10,462 $10,567
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

  Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2015
Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2016
Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2017
15 minutes or less $1,519 $1,534 $1,550
30 minutes or less $3,031 $3,061 $3,092
60 minutes or less $6,053 $6,113 $6,175
90 minutes or less $9,083 $9,174 $9,266
120 minutes or less $12,121 $12,242 $12,365
Over 120 minutes calculated on the length of the program and based on the 30 minute rate

 

  Budget Over $100,000
2015
Budget Over $100,000
2016
Budget Over $100,000
2017
15 minutes or less $1,671 $1,687 $1,704
30 minutes or less $3,353 $3,387 $3,421
60 minutes or less $6,699 $6,766 $6,834
90 minutes or less $10,043 $10,144 $10,245
120 minutes or less $13,414 $13,548 $13,683
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

2015 2016 2017
$3,743 $3,780 $3,818
C703 Contributing Writer

For each item:

  Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2015
Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2016
Budget $60,000 to $70,000
2017
3 minutes or less $388 $392 $396
Each additional minute $144 $146 $147

 

  Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2015
Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2016
Budget $70,000 to $100,000
2017
3 minutes or less $462 $466 $471
Each additional minute $158 $159 $161

 

  Budget Over $100,000
2015
Budget Over $100,000
2016
Budget Over $100,000
2017
3 minutes or less $604 $610 $616
Each additional minute $180 $182 $183
C704 Continuity Writer

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

  2015 2016 2017
$60,000-$70,000 $1,122 $1,133 $1,145
$70,000-$100,000 $1,173 $1,184 $1,196
over $100,000 $1,284 $1,297 $1,310
C705 A Television Magazine 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.
C706 When the Producer contracts for a complete Television Magazine 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, the Script Fee shall be paid as follows:
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%
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:
i. on signing of the contract 25%
ii. 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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