In April, the Directors Guild of America approved a three-year contract to succeed the DGA master`s contract for feature film and prime-time television. The agreement provides for increases in the residue of high-budget streaming content, pensions, salaries and TV creative rights. The agreement expands the number of authors covered by margin protection measures negotiated for the first time in 2017. This timetable covers the entire duration of the 2020 core agreement, but it does not replace the basic agreement. If there is inconsistency between this timetable and the basic agreement, the basic agreement is monitored. The MBA is the collective agreement that covers most of the work of WGA authors. If you have any questions about the application or interpretation of the provisions, contact the Guild Contracts Department or call (323) 782-4501. In a July 1 memo to members of the Writers Guild, the organization`s Minimum Agreements Committee said it had unanimously approved a preliminary agreement with the AMPTP. The committee said the total package is estimated at more than $200 million over three years. Please note the agreement on the WGA`s Basic Agreement 2020 for the Basic Theatre and Television Agreement 2020, which is linked below, for the terms of the new MBA. The amount you pay for your work is at the heart of any union contract.
But in the entertainment industry, even this seemingly simple concept is complicated in practice, making the MBA complicated. The minimum schedule is an accompanying piece of the MBA and summarizes the rates of pay described in Article 13 of the agreement. Several sources said the three-year contract was essentially settled in the late hours of Wednesday, after a marathon round of negotiations between WGA members and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Tri-Guild Audit Program We have renewed funding for the tri-guild balance exam for the duration of the agreement. Duration of agreement The duration of the agreement is from 2 May 2020 to 1 May 2023. The new agreement emphasizes that authors receive their fair share of the pie in the global video streaming industry. According to Bloomberg, streaming was estimated at $43 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $125 billion by 2025. Writers Guild of America 2020 Theatrical and Television Basic Agreement centric rollbacks that would have been very damaging if they had managed to get into the agreement, » the memo says. The minimum plan lists minimum rates of pay for writers covered by the Minimum Fundamental Agreement (MBA).
Check the minimums for authors covered by the 2020 MBAs. The Residuals Survival Guide gives authors a fundamental thing about residual compensation – what it is, who gets it and when it`s due. 2020 minimum schedule. Calendar of the minimum 2017 . 2014 minimum calendar . The new agreement also provides for the abolition of the training of writers and new handovers of authors that under-rate screen and television minimums for newcomers, which have a disproportionate impact on under-represented groups; A new paid parental leave fund As well as increases in pension funds. Showrunner Training Program: We have reached an agreement to extend $250,000 in annual funding for the showrunner training program. The new agreement is retroactive to May 2. The previous contract ended on May 1, but negotiations were delayed due to the onset of coronavirus and the deadline was extended until June 30. The Basic Minimum Agreement (MBA) was renegotiated in 2017.