If you would like to purchase a printed copy of the MBA or previous agreements or calendars, send an email to Operations. The amount you receive 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, and the MBA is complicated accordingly. The minimum schedule is an element accompanying the MBA and summarizes the rates of pay described in Article 13 of the Agreement. “FAIR SCRIPTING FEES FOR FEATURES: We also need to significantly increase the minimum scripting fee for screenwriters and ensure that writers who work for streaming services receive the appropriate minimum remuneration. Netflix, Amazon and Apple released 50 feature films last year, and HBO Max recently announced that it would enter the feature film market. We need to ensure that writers who work for these services receive a minimum of paid cinema, whether their films are shown in cinemas or not. The 35-member panel said many of the new terms of the Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) follow those recently negotiated by SAG-AFTRA and the Directors Guild of America, including increasing subscription VOD residues. The Minimum Basic Agreement (MBA) was renegotiated in 2017. This summary provides a simplified overview of the changes made to the new agreement. Once ratified, the agreement and minimum increases would apply retroactively to 2 May 2020 and expire on 1 May 2023. 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 Rules, please contact the Guild Contracts Department or call (323) 782-4501. If you have any questions about the application of these minimum conditions or requirements, or about the categories of minimum requirements that are not included in this schedule, or if you are wondering how the basic agreement works, contact the contract department or call (323) 782-4501. Previously, authors who earned less than $280,000 per season with a show, Claim the Formula, which was supposed to ensure they were always paid at the guild`s minimum weekly rate — something that went wrong for many writers when more shows had longer production cycles for less than 22 episode orders. The new agreement is expected to increase this cap to $325,000 per season. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) is a union that represents the interests of professional writers in radio, film, television and new media. “scale” means the minimum amount that a WGA signer (a company that commits to the guild`s rules) must pay to a screenwriter. . . .