Canadian Film and Television Production Association

Multiprovince (1,020 writers) and the Writers Guild of Canada

Renewal agreement: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2017. Signed on March 1, 2015.

Wage adjustments:

Effective 2016: 1%
Effective 2017: 1%
Calculated by CLR.  

Meal allowance:
$15 for breakfast, $25 for lunch and $35 for dinner. $120 for accommodation.

Life insurance:
Employer contributes 5% of employee’s gross fees to insurance plan.

Sample rates of pay (current, after 1% increase):

Feature film
Script: $54,870 per year
Original treatment: $24,662
Treatment based on script material supplied: $16,462
Script from existing treatment: $35,617
First draft from existing treatment: $19,204
Second draft from existing first draft: $16,461
Rewrite by the original writer: $26,875
Rewrite by another writer: $35,617
Written narration other than by the writer of a script or story/script: $19,180
Polish: $8,218
Third draft: $13,718
Documentary feature film
Script: $26,690
Initial proposal or outline: $8,008
Script based on initial proposal or outline: $22,154
Rewrite: $7,740
Polish: $3,870
Written narration: $13,542
Television production
Script (C301): $41,369
Script (C302): $33,095
Story or screen story: $8,275
Rewrite: $14,479
Polish: $7,448
Third draft: $9,699

Editor’s notes:
Credits: When any credit is shared by sequential writers, the names of the writers shall appear in the order in which they were engaged. Employees have a right to use a reasonable pseudonym or forgo credit. Employees who decline a credit will retain their right to royalty/residual fees. Retirement: Employer contributes 7% of employee’s gross fees. Employee contributes 3%. Guild dues: Employer contributes 2% of employee’s gross fees. Employee contributes 5%.

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