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ACTRA & Producers reach agreement

Toronto – Following several days of negotiations the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) and ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) today announced that they have reached a renewed Independent Production Agreement (IPA). This deal is a win-win for Producers and ACTRA Members.

Key elements of the agreement:

• Producers have agreed to ACTRA’s wage proposal. Performers will receive a 10% increase in compensation over the new agreement’s three-year term.

• Performers will be compensated for the use of their work on the internet. Producers will share 3.6% of revenues received from the use of productions on the internet, tracked separately. The parties agreed on how producers will compensate performers appearing in productions specifically produced for the internet. An agreed provision will allow certain producers to accumulate use fee payments until a “re-opener” two years from now.

• Producers and ACTRA have reached agreement on a number of important improvements to work rules on set, including improved language governing equal opportunities for employment, harassment, rules governing child performers, and working conditions on set.

• Incentives provided in the agreement to encourage low-budget, 100% Canadian independent production were updated. Budget thresholds to qualify for these incentives and other terms were brought up to date.

• Rules governing the number of background performers were nationally harmonized, providing more of a level playing field in this area between Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Under the new rules producers working under the IPA in major centres will hire 25 background performers for large-budget features, and 20 for most other productions.

• The agreement sets out new terms for “reality” programming. The new terms make it clearer which performers in such shows are included in rates and terms; sets up a fee system geared to the way reality shows are produced; and provides a uniform use fee appropriate to this type of production.

The three-year agreement is subject to ratification, however the agreed-upon rates take effect immediately.

This collective agreement covers all the terms and conditions of employment with respect to all film and television production in Canada, except for British Columbia which has a separate collective agreement.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA & Producers reach agreement

Toronto – Following several days of negotiations the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) and ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) today announced that they have reached a renewed Independent Production Agreement (IPA). This deal is a win-win for Producers and ACTRA Members.

Key elements of the agreement:

• Producers have agreed to ACTRA’s wage proposal. Performers will receive a 10% increase in compensation over the new agreement’s three-year term.

• Performers will be compensated for the use of their work on the internet. Producers will share 3.6% of revenues received from the use of productions on the internet, tracked separately. The parties agreed on how producers will compensate performers appearing in productions specifically produced for the internet. An agreed provision will allow certain producers to accumulate use fee payments until a “re-opener” two years from now.

• Producers and ACTRA have reached agreement on a number of important improvements to work rules on set, including improved language governing equal opportunities for employment, harassment, rules governing child performers, and working conditions on set.

• Incentives provided in the agreement to encourage low-budget, 100% Canadian independent production were updated. Budget thresholds to qualify for these incentives and other terms were brought up to date.

• Rules governing the number of background performers were nationally harmonized, providing more of a level playing field in this area between Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Under the new rules producers working under the IPA in major centres will hire 25 background performers for large-budget features, and 20 for most other productions.

• The agreement sets out new terms for “reality” programming. The new terms make it clearer which performers in such shows are included in rates and terms; sets up a fee system geared to the way reality shows are produced; and provides a uniform use fee appropriate to this type of production.

The three-year agreement is subject to ratification, however the agreed-upon rates take effect immediately.

This collective agreement covers all the terms and conditions of employment with respect to all film and television production in Canada, except for British Columbia which has a separate collective agreement.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA & Producers reach agreement

Toronto – Following several days of negotiations the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA), Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) and ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) today announced that they have reached a renewed Independent Production Agreement (IPA). This deal is a win-win for Producers and ACTRA Members.

Key elements of the agreement:

• Producers have agreed to ACTRA’s wage proposal. Performers will receive a 10% increase in compensation over the new agreement’s three-year term.

• Performers will be compensated for the use of their work on the internet. Producers will share 3.6% of revenues received from the use of productions on the internet, tracked separately. The parties agreed on how producers will compensate performers appearing in productions specifically produced for the internet. An agreed provision will allow certain producers to accumulate use fee payments until a “re-opener” two years from now.

• Producers and ACTRA have reached agreement on a number of important improvements to work rules on set, including improved language governing equal opportunities for employment, harassment, rules governing child performers, and working conditions on set.

• Incentives provided in the agreement to encourage low-budget, 100% Canadian independent production were updated. Budget thresholds to qualify for these incentives and other terms were brought up to date.

• Rules governing the number of background performers were nationally harmonized, providing more of a level playing field in this area between Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Under the new rules producers working under the IPA in major centres will hire 25 background performers for large-budget features, and 20 for most other productions.

• The agreement sets out new terms for “reality” programming. The new terms make it clearer which performers in such shows are included in rates and terms; sets up a fee system geared to the way reality shows are produced; and provides a uniform use fee appropriate to this type of production.

The three-year agreement is subject to ratification, however the agreed-upon rates take effect immediately.

This collective agreement covers all the terms and conditions of employment with respect to all film and television production in Canada, except for British Columbia which has a separate collective agreement.

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