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. To see the current WGA minimum calendar, you can download them on the WGA website. If you want to purchase a printed copy of the MBA or previous agreements or schedules, email Operations. Centrist returns that would have been very damaging if they had managed to get into the agreement, » the memo says. For these reasons, we are targeting general minimum increases, including weekly minimum wages for mini-rooms. We are also looking at a number of provisions of the treaty that are obsolete and below minimum standards. To this end, we propose: « The MBA sets minimum standards for the initial remuneration of writers to ensure our livelihoods and set fair standards for our sector. Although some of us earn more than the minimum, the increase in minimum requirements affects all authors. On television, for example, pension and health fund contributions are generally paid up to 21 times the current minimum wage. When minimum benefits increase, contributions to the funds are also made. Therefore, increasing minimum wages is essential both for individual authors and for the strength of our retirement plan and health fund. Minimum values are also the basis on which many of our residues are calculated. The 35-member body said many of the new terms of the Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) follow recently negotiated negotiations by SAG-AFTRA and guild of America directors, including increasing the subscription of VOD residues. Increasing the minimum wage for writers in all areas is a « critical » element of the WGA`s negotiating strategy in its ongoing negotiations on a new film and television contract, the WGA`s negotiating committee said today in a statement to Guild members.
If you have questions about the application of these minimum provisions or requirements or about categories of minimum values that are not included in this schedule, or if you have a question of interpretation of the basic agreement, contact the contract division or call (323) 782-4501. 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. 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. This article provides a quick overview of how professional writers should be compensated according to guild rules. New writers who are not yet members of the guild are not bound by these minimum requirements. 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. « NEW STREAMING MINIMUMS: Some of us who work for streaming services don`t deserve a minimum at all.
For streaming comedies and low-budget dramas, weekly salaries and screenplay fees are completely negotiable, so we need to reduce budget breaks to ensure non-negotiable minimum requirements for authors.