Directors, Studios Reach 'Tentative' Three-Year Deal; Residual Rate For Paid Downloads 'Doubled'

1 Comment

imagePossibly setting some kind of record for speed, the Directors Guild and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have a three-year deal after just five days of official negotiations, reports the WSJ, citing people “close to the talks.” The DGA contract has been suggested as a way to move along the stalled WGA talks, the idea being to let the lower-key negotiations take place first and possibly use the results as a template for the writers.

Update: The DGA and AMPTP describe the deal as “tentative” in a just-released announcement. The agreement includes:

— increases in wages and residual bases each year.

— DGA jurisdiction over programs produced for distribution over the internet. Exceptions: low-budget originals with costs of less than $15,000 per minute, $300,000 per program or $500,000 per series — whichever is lowest.

— a new formula for residuals for paid internet residual downloads that “essentially doubles the rate currently paid by employers.” The TV rate is doubled; the feature film rate is increased by 80 percent. That works out to .70 percent tor TV downloads and .65 percent for features, above a certain number of downloads. (the threshold is 100,000 for television, 50,000 for films.) Below that, the current formulas stick. The release states: “The companies are now contractually obligated to give us unfettered access to their deals and data.”

— residual rates for ad-supported streaming and use of clips online. The studios get a 17-day free promo window for streaming; 24 days for the first season to “build audience.’ After that, companies must pay 3 percent of the residual base — about $600 for a one-hour prime-time drama — for 26 weeks of streaming. Another 26 weeks requires a similar payment, anything after that would get 2 percent of the distributor’s gross.

— a sunset clause for new media so doesn’t set a precedent for either side.

DGA speaks: Top DGA negotiator Gil Cates:

1 Comment

Asolo Chika Chukwu

Dear sir,
How ae you ?
My name is asolo chika chukwu ,I'm a musicion and i have an Abum which i am looking for a Studio which will be producing my abums and I want to know if your studio can be able to produce my abums .

So please if your Studio is capable to be producing my abum ,Kindly contact me back and inform me the total cost it will take your studio to produce my abum and also inform me how I will send the money to you and my abum ,for you to start work on time.

I am waiting urgently for your reply and also you can call me with this bellow number .

Mr Asolo Chika Chukwu .
E-mail:asochuks2000@yahoo.com
Tele:0022993417120

Comments are closed.