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DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA

MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE

EFFECTIVE:

July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017

DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA MINIMUM SALARY SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE MINIMUMS

   

SHORTS &

Rates effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

HIGH BUDGET

DOCUMENTARIES

Weekly Salary

 

$17,604

$12,573

Guaranteed Preparation Period

2

Weeks

2

Days

Guaranteed Employment Period

10

Weeks

  • 1 Week + 1 Day

Guaranteed Cutting Allowance

1

Week

 

0

Compensation for Days Worked Beyond Guarantee

 

$3,521

 

$2,515

Daily Employment Where Permitted

 

$4,401

 

$3,144

See Low Budget Side Letter for Films with Budgets of $11 Million or Less

 
   

SHORTS &

Rates effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

HIGH BUDGET

DOCUMENTARIES

Weekly Salary

 

$18,132

$12,950

Guaranteed Preparation Period

2

Weeks

2

Days

Guaranteed Employment Period

10

Weeks

  • 1 Week + 1 Day

Guaranteed Cutting Allowance

1

Week

 

0

Compensation for Days Worked Beyond Guarantee

 

$3,626

 

$2,590

Daily Employment Where Permitted

 

$4,533

 

$3,238

See Low Budget Side Letter for Films with Budgets of $11 Million or Less

 
   

SHORTS &

Rates effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

HIGH BUDGET

DOCUMENTARIES

Weekly Salary

 

$18,676

$13,339

Guaranteed Preparation Period

2

Weeks

2

Days

Guaranteed Employment Period

10

Weeks

  • 1 Week + 1 Day

Guaranteed Cutting Allowance

1

Week

 

0

Compensation for Days Worked Beyond Guarantee

 

$3,735

 

$2,668

Daily Employment Where Permitted

 

$4,669

 

$3,335

See Low Budget Side Letter for Films with Budgets of $11 Million or Less

THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE MINIMUMS SHORTS & Rates effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 HIGH

Directors Guild of America

1

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

DIRECTORS TELEVISION MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23

7/1/14 - 6/30/15

   

NETWORK PRIME-TIME

   

NON-NETWORK,

 
 

Rates Effective

 

(INCLUDES FBC & PAY TELEVISION)

 

NON-PRIME-TIME

July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

1/2 Hour

1

Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

   

1/2 Hour

 

1

Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

 

PROGRAM RATE

   

$25,145

$42,701

 

$71,169

$119,559

   

$10,863

$21,718

 

$32,587

$45,372

 

GUARANTEED PREPARATION PERIOD

   

3

days

7

days

 

12

days

15

days

   

3

days

 

6

days

 

9

days

12

days

GUARANTEED SHOOTING PERIOD

   

4

days

8

days

 

13

days

27

days

   

3

days

 

6

days

 

9

days

12

days

COMPENSATION FOR DAYS

   

$3,592

$2,847

 

$2,847

$2,847

   

$1,811

 

$1,810

   

$1,810

$1,891

WORKED BEYOND GUARANTEE

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

day

day

 

day

 

DAILY EMPLOYMENT

   

$4,490

$3,559

 

$3,559

$3,559

   

$2,264

 

$2,263

   

$2,263

$2,364

WHERE PERMITTED

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

day

day

 

day

 
   

BASIC CABLE MINIMUMS

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$1,525,000

and less than

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$2,000,000

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$1,000,000

for all shows in existence on or before

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$2,500,000

and less than

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$3,600,000

1-1/2 Hour

Dramatic

Programs

with

Budgets of

$2,750,000

2 Hour

Dramatic

Programs with

Budgets of

$2,750,000

for the first

2 hours plus

$1,375,000

$550,000

 

$2,000,000

2nd season or

July 1, 2014

$3,600,000

2nd season or

 

or more

for each

2nd season or

later

 

($1,200,000

2nd season or

later

 

additional

later

for all new shows as of July 1, 2014)

later

hour or portion thereof

PROGRAM RATE

$10,863

 

$13,703

 

$15,996

   

$21,718

   

$28,573

 

$31,059

   

$32,587

 

$77,875

GUARANTEED

               

PREPARATION

3

days

 

3

days

 

3

days

 

6

days

 

7

days

 

7

days

   

9

days

 

15

days

 

PERIOD

               

GUARANTEED

               

SHOOTING PERIOD

3

days

 

4

days

 

4

days

 

6

days

 

7

days

 

7

days

   

9

days

 

27

days

COMPENSATION

               
 

FOR DAYS

$1,811

 

$1,958

 

$2,285

   

$1,810

   

$2,041

 

$2,219

   

$1,810

 

$1,854

WORKED BEYOND

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

GUARANTEE

               

DAILY EMPLOYMENT

$2,264

 

$2,448

 

$2,856

   

$2,263

   

$2,551

 

$2,774

   

$2,263

 

$2,318

WHERE PERMITTED

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

Directors Guild of America

 

2

Minimum Salary Schedule

Minimum Salary Schedule

 

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

DIRECTORS TELEVISION MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23

7/1/15 - 6/30/16

   

NETWORK PRIME-TIME

   

NON-NETWORK,

 
 

Rates Effective

 

(INCLUDES FBC & PAY TELEVISION)

 

NON-PRIME-TIME

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

1/2 Hour

1

Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

   

1/2 Hour

 

1

Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

 

PROGRAM RATE

   

$25,899

$43,982

 

$73,304

$123,146

   

$11,189

$22,370

 

$33,565

$46,733

 

GUARANTEED PREPARATION PERIOD

   

3

days

7

days

 

12

days

15

days

   

3

days

 

6

days

 

9

days

12

days

GUARANTEED SHOOTING PERIOD

   

4

days

8

days

 

13

days

27

days

   

3

days

 

6

days

 

9

days

12

days

COMPENSATION FOR DAYS

   

$3,700

$2,932

 

$2,932

$2,932

   

$1,865

 

$1,864

   

$1,865

$1,947

WORKED BEYOND GUARANTEE

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

day

day

 

day

 

DAILY EMPLOYMENT

   

$4,625

$3,665

 

$3,665

$3,665

   

$2,331

 

$2,330

   

$2,331

$2,434

WHERE PERMITTED

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

day

day

 

day

 
   

BASIC CABLE MINIMUMS

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$1,525,000

and less than

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$2,000,000

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$1,000,000

for all shows in existence on or before

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$2,500,000

and less than

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$3,600,000

1-1/2 Hour

Dramatic

Programs

with

Budgets of

$2,750,000

2 Hour

Dramatic

Programs with

Budgets of

$2,750,000

for the first

2 hours plus

$1,375,000

$550,000

 

$2,000,000

2nd season or

July 1, 2014

$3,600,000

2nd season or

 

or more

for each

2nd season or

later

 

($1,200,000

2nd season or

later

 

additional

later

for all new shows as of July 1, 2014)

later

hour or portion thereof

PROGRAM RATE

$11,189

 

$14,114

 

$16,475

   

$22,370

   

$30,684

 

$31,991

   

$33,565

 

$80,211

GUARANTEED

               

PREPARATION

3

days

 

3

days

 

3

days

 

6

days

 

7

days

 

7

days

   

9

days

 

15

days

 

PERIOD

               

GUARANTEED

               

SHOOTING PERIOD

3

days

 

4

days

 

4

days

 

6

days

 

7

days

 

7

days

   

9

days

 

27

days

COMPENSATION

               
 

FOR DAYS

$1,865

 

$2,016

 

$2,354

   

$1,864

   

$2,192

 

$2,285

   

$1,865

 

$1,910

WORKED BEYOND

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

GUARANTEE

               

DAILY EMPLOYMENT

$2,331

 

$2,520

 

$2,943

   

$2,330

   

$2,740

 

$2,856

   

$2,331

 

$2,388

WHERE PERMITTED

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

Directors Guild of America

 

3

Minimum Salary Schedule

Minimum Salary Schedule

 

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

DIRECTORS TELEVISION MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23

7/1/16 - 6/30/17

   

NETWORK PRIME-TIME

   

NON-NETWORK,

 
 

Rates Effective

 

(INCLUDES FBC & PAY TELEVISION)

 

NON-PRIME-TIME

July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

1/2 Hour

1

Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

   

1/2 Hour

 

1

Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

 

PROGRAM RATE

   

$26,676

$45,301

 

$75,503

$126,840

   

$11,525

$23,041

   

$34,572

$48,135

 

GUARANTEED PREPARATION PERIOD

   

3

days

7

days

 

12

days

15

days

   

3

days

 

6

days

 

9

days

12

days

GUARANTEED SHOOTING PERIOD

   

4

days

8

days

 

13

days

27

days

   

3

days

 

6

days

 

9

days

12

days

COMPENSATION FOR DAYS

   

$3,811

$3,020

 

$3,020

$3,020

   

$1,921

 

$1,920

   

$1,921

$2,006

WORKED BEYOND GUARANTEE

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

day

day

 

day

 

DAILY EMPLOYMENT

   

$4,764

$3,775

 

$3,775

$3,775

   

$2,401

 

$2,400

   

$2,401

$2,508

WHERE PERMITTED

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

day

day

 

day

 
   

BASIC CABLE MINIMUMS

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$1,525,000

and less than

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$2,000,000

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$1,000,000

for all shows in existence on or before

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$2,700,000

and less than

1

Hour Dramatic Programs with Budgets equal to or greater than

$3,600,000

1-1/2 Hour

Dramatic

Programs

with

Budgets of

$2,750,000

2 Hour

Dramatic

Programs with

Budgets of

$2,750,000

for the first

2 hours plus

$1,375,000

$550,000

 

$2,000,000

2nd season or

July 1, 2014

$3,600,000

2nd season or

 

or more

for each

2nd season or

later

 

($1,200,000

2nd season or

later

 

additional

later

for all new shows as of July 1, 2014)

later

hour or portion thereof

PROGRAM RATE

$11,525

 

$14,537

 

$16,970

   

$23,041

   

$32,951

 

$32,951

   

$34,572

 

$82,617

GUARANTEED

               

PREPARATION

3

days

 

3

days

 

3

days

 

6

days

 

7

days

 

7

days

   

9

days

 

15

days

 

PERIOD

               

GUARANTEED

               

SHOOTING PERIOD

3

days

 

4

days

 

4

days

 

6

days

 

7

days

 

7

days

   

9

days

 

27

days

COMPENSATION

               
 

FOR DAYS

$1,921

 

$2,077

 

$2,424

   

$1,920

   

$2,354

 

$2,354

   

$1,921

 

$1,967

WORKED BEYOND

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

GUARANTEE

               

DAILY EMPLOYMENT

$2,401

 

$2,596

 

$3,030

   

$2,400

   

$2,943

 

$2,943

   

$2,401

 

$2,459

WHERE PERMITTED

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

 

day

day

 

Directors Guild of America

 

4

Minimum Salary Schedule

Minimum Salary Schedule

 

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

PILOT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23

7/1/14 to 6/30/15

   

NETWORK PRIME-TIME (INCLUDES FBC & PAY TELEVISION)

 

NON-NETWORK AND BASIC CABLE

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

 

1/2 Hour

1 Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

1 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

1-1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

 

$550,000

$1,200,000

$2,750,000

$2,750,000

or more)

or more)

or more)

or more)

PROGRAM RATE

 

$71,169

$94,889

$118,603

$166,054

$42,701

$56,933

$71,162

$99,632

INCLUDED DAYS

 

14 days

24 days

34 days

50 days

14 days

24 days

34 days

50 days

COMPENSATION

               

FOR DAYS

 

$5,084

$3,954

$3,488

$3,321

$3,050

$2,372

$2,093

$1,993

WORKED BEYOND

day

day

day

day

 

day

day

day

day

GUARANTEE

   

DAILY

               

EMPLOYMENT

 

$6,355

$4,943

$4,360

$4,151

$3,813

$2,965

$2,616

$2,491

WHERE

day

day

day

day

 

day

day

day

day

PERMITTED

   
 

PRESENTATIONS (PRIME-TIME DRAMATIC)

 
 

7/1/14 to 6/30/15

 
   

July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

   

GUARANTEED DAYS

 

0-15 Minutes

 

$25,899

 
  • 10 days, of which 4 must be consecutive

   

$51,807

 

16-30 Minutes

 

(or the applicable pilot fee, if less, but in no event less than $25,899)

   
  • 14 days, of which 6 must be consecutive

PILOT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23 7/1/14 to 6/30/15 NETWORK PRIME-TIME (INCLUDES FBC

Directors Guild of America

5

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

PILOT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23

7/1/15 to 6/30/16

   

NETWORK PRIME-TIME (INCLUDES FBC & PAY TELEVISION)

 

NON-NETWORK AND BASIC CABLE

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

 

1/2 Hour

1 Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

1 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

1-1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

 

$550,000

$1,200,000

$2,750,000

$2,750,000

or more)

or more)

or more)

or more)

PROGRAM RATE

 

$73,304

$97,736

$122,161

$171,036

$42,982

$58,642

$73,297

$102,622

INCLUDED DAYS

 

14 days

24 days

34 days

50 days

14 days

24 days

34 days

50 days

COMPENSATION

               

FOR DAYS

 

$5,236

$4,072

$3,593

$3,421

$3,070

$2,443

$2,156

$2,052

WORKED BEYOND

day

day

day

day

 

day

day

day

day

GUARANTEE

   

DAILY

               

EMPLOYMENT

 

$6,545

$5,090

$4,491

$4,276

$3,838

$3,054

$2,695

$2,565

WHERE

day

day

day

day

 

day

day

day

day

PERMITTED

   
 

PRESENTATIONS (PRIME-TIME DRAMATIC)

 
 

7/1/15 to 6/30/16

 
   

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

   

GUARANTEED DAYS

 

0-15 Minutes

 

$26,676

 
  • 10 days, of which 4 must be consecutive

   

$53,361

 

16-30 Minutes

 

(or the applicable pilot fee, if less, but in no event less than $26,676)

   
  • 14 days, of which 6 must be consecutive

PILOT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23 7/1/15 to 6/30/16 NETWORK PRIME-TIME (INCLUDES FBC

Directors Guild of America

6

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

PILOT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23

7/1/16 to 6/30/17

   

NETWORK PRIME-TIME (INCLUDES FBC & PAY TELEVISION)

 

NON-NETWORK AND BASIC CABLE

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

 

1/2 Hour

1 Hour

1-1/2 Hours

2 Hours

1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

1 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

1-1/2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

2 Hour Dramatic Programs (Basic Cable with Budgets of

 

$550,000

$1,200,000

$2,750,000

$2,750,000

or more)

or more)

or more)

or more)

PROGRAM RATE

 

$75,503

$100,668

$125,826

$176,167

$45,302

$60,401

$75,496

$105,700

INCLUDED DAYS

 

14 days

24 days

34 days

50 days

14 days

24 days

34 days

50 days

COMPENSATION

               

FOR DAYS

 

$5,393

$4,195

$3,701

$3,523

$3,236

$2,517

$2,220

$2,114

WORKED BEYOND

day

day

day

day

 

day

day

day

day

GUARANTEE

   

DAILY

               

EMPLOYMENT

 

$6,741

$5,244

$4,626

$4,404

$4,045

$3,146

$2,775

$2,643

WHERE

day

day

day

day

 

day

day

day

day

PERMITTED

   
 

PRESENTATIONS (PRIME-TIME DRAMATIC)

 
 

7/1/16 to 6/30/17

 
   

July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

   

GUARANTEED DAYS

 

0-15 Minutes

 

$27,476

 
  • 10 days, of which 4 must be consecutive

   

$54,962

 

16-30 Minutes

 

(or the applicable pilot fee, if less, but in no event less than $27,476)

   
  • 14 days, of which 6 must be consecutive

PILOT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS - ARTICLE 10 & ARTICLE 23 7/1/16 to 6/30/17 NETWORK PRIME-TIME (INCLUDES FBC

Directors Guild of America

7

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

The following are minimum compensation rates for Directors of episodes of 1/2-hour or 1-hour prime-time dramatic series whose running times extends beyond the regular time period of a typical episode.

Also, Directors of live series that exceed the scheduled running time by more than 3 minutes or that are planned in advance to be longer than the regular time period of a typical episode of the series will be paid no less than the following minimum rates:

BA ARTICLES 10, 20 & 24 NETWORK PRIME-TIME (includes FBC & PAY TV) and FLTTA ARTICLE 6.A.1

(NETWORK PRIME-TIME DRAMATIC)

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

45 Min

75 Min

PROGRAM RATE

$33,923

$56,935

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

10 Days

20 Days

DAYS BEYOND

   

GUARANTEE

$3,392

$2,847

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$4,240

$3,559

BA ARTICLES 10, 23 & 24 SUPERSIZED NON-NETWORK OR NON-PRIME-TIME & BASIC CABLE

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

45 Min

75 Min

PROGRAM RATE

$16,291

$27,153

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

9 Days

15 Days

DAYS BEYOND

   

GUARANTEE

$1,810

$1,810

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$2,263

$2,263

BA ARTICLE 23 BASIC CABLE 2nd SEASON OR LATER

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

 

45 MIN with budgets of $1.525 million or more -- 2nd season or later

75 MIN with budgets of $2.5 million or more -- 2nd season or later

45 MIN with budgets of $2.0 million or more -- 2nd season or later

75 MIN with budgets of $3.6 million or more -- 2nd season or later

PROGRAM RATE

$21,138

$30,580

$23,528

$31,823

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

10 Days

17 Days

10 Days

17 Days

DAYS BEYOND

       

GUARANTEE

$2,114

$1,799

$2,353

$1,872

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$2,643

$2,249

$2,941

$2,340

The following are minimum compensation rates for Directors of episodes of 1/2-hour or 1-hour prime-time dramatic

Directors Guild of America

8

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

The following are minimum compensation rates for Directors of episodes of 1/2-hour or 1-hour prime-time dramatic series whose running times extends beyond the regular time period of a typical episode.

Also, Directors of live series that exceed the scheduled running time by more than 3 minutes or that are planned in advance to be longer than the regular time period of a typical episode of the series will be paid no less than the following minimum rates:

BA ARTICLES 10, 20 & 24 NETWORK PRIME-TIME (includes FBC & PAY TV) and FLTTA ARTICLE 6.A.1

(NETWORK PRIME-TIME DRAMATIC)

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

45 Min

75 Min

PROGRAM RATE

$34,941

$58,643

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

10 Days

20 Days

DAYS BEYOND

   

GUARANTEE

$3,494

$2,932

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$4,368

$3,665

BA ARTICLES 10, 23 & 24 SUPERSIZED NON-NETWORK OR NON-PRIME-TIME & BASIC CABLE

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

45 Min

75 Min

PROGRAM RATE

$16,780

$27,968

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

9 Days

15 Days

DAYS BEYOND

   

GUARANTEE

$1,864

$1,865

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$2,330

$2,331

BA ARTICLE 23 BASIC CABLE 2nd SEASON OR LATER

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

 

45 MIN with budgets of $1.525 million or more -- 2nd season or later

75 MIN with budgets of $2.5 million or more -- 2nd season or later

45 MIN with budgets of $2.0 million or more -- 2nd season or later

75 MIN with budgets of $3.6 million or more -- 2nd season or later

PROGRAM RATE

$22,399

$32,125

$24,234

$32,778

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

10 Days

17 Days

10 Days

17 Days

DAYS BEYOND

       

GUARANTEE

$2,240

$1,890

$2,423

$1,928

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$2,800

$2,363

$3,029

$2,410

The following are minimum compensation rates for Directors of episodes of 1/2-hour or 1-hour prime-time dramatic

Directors Guild of America

9

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

The following are minimum compensation rates for Directors of episodes of 1/2-hour or 1-hour prime-time dramatic series whose running times extends beyond the regular time period of a typical episode.

Also, Directors of live series that exceed the scheduled running time by more than 3 minutes or that are planned in advance to be longer than the regular time period of a typical episode of the series will be paid no less than the following minimum rates:

BA ARTICLES 10, 20 & 24 NETWORK PRIME-TIME (includes FBC & PAY TV) and FLTTA ARTICLE 6.A.1

(NETWORK PRIME-TIME DRAMATIC)

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

45 Min

75 Min

PROGRAM RATE

$35,989

$60,402

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

10 Days

20 Days

DAYS BEYOND

   

GUARANTEE

$3,599

$3,020

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$4,499

$3,775

BA ARTICLES 10, 23 & 24 SUPERSIZED NON-NETWORK OR NON-PRIME-TIME & BASIC CABLE

 

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

45 Min

75 Min

PROGRAM RATE

$17,283

$28,807

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

9 Days

15 Days

DAYS BEYOND

   

GUARANTEE

$1,920

$1,920

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$2,400

$2,400

BA ARTICLE 23 BASIC CABLE 2nd SEASON OR LATER

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

 

45 MIN with budgets of $1.525 million or more -- 2nd season or later

75 MIN with budgets of $2.5 million or more -- 2nd season or later

45 MIN with budgets of $2.0 million or more -- 2nd season or later

75 MIN with budgets of $3.6 million or more -- 2nd season or later

PROGRAM RATE

$23,744

$33,762

$24,961

$33,762

GUARANTEED EMPLOYMENT PERIOD

10 Days

17 Days

10 Days

17 Days

DAYS BEYOND

       

GUARANTEE

$2,374

$1,986

$2,496

$1,986

DAILY EMPLOYMENT (WHERE PERMITTED)

$2,968

$2,483

$3,120

$2,483

The following are minimum compensation rates for Directors of episodes of 1/2-hour or 1-hour prime-time dramatic

Directors Guild of America

10

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

FLTTA ARTICLE 6.B.1.(a) & ARTICLE 29.B.1.(a):

NETWORK PRIME-TIME VARIETY SERIES (INCLUDES FBC & PAY TV)

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

   
 

45

Min

75

Min

 

45

Min

75

Min

 

45 Min

75 Min

 
 

PROGRAM

   

PROGRAM

   

PROGRAM

     
 

RATE

$12,199

$23,214

RATE

$12,565

$23,910

RATE

$12,942

$24,627

 

INCLUDED

   

INCLUDED

   

INCLUDED

     
 

DAYS

7

(2)

12

(3)

DAYS

7

(2)

12

(3)

DAYS

7 (2)

12 (3)

(days which need

(days which need

(days which need

not be consecutive)

   

not be consecutive)

   

not be consecutive)

   
 

DAYS

   

DAYS

   

DAYS

     

BEYOND

$1,743

$1,935

BEYOND

$1,795

$1,993

BEYOND

$1,849

$2,052

GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

 

FLTTA ARTICLE 6.B.2 & ARTICLE 29.B.1.(b):

 
 

NON- NETWORK OR NON-PRIME-TIME VARIETY - HIGH BUDGET

 
   

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

   
 

45

Min

75

Min

 

45

Min

75

Min

 

45

Min

75

Min

 
 

PROGRAM

   

PROGRAM

   

PROGRAM

   
 

RATE

$7,166

$9,777

RATE

$7,381

$10,070

RATE

$7,602

$10,372

 

INCLUDED

   

INCLUDED

   

INCLUDED

   
 

DAYS

7

(2)

11

(3)

DAYS

7

(2)

11

(3)

DAYS

7 (2)

11 (3)

(days which need

(days which need

(days which need

not be consecutive)

   

not be consecutive)

   

not be consecutive)

   
 

DAYS

   

DAYS

   

DAYS

   

BEYOND

$1,024

$889

BEYOND

$1,054

$915

BEYOND

$1,086

$943

GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

 

FLTTA ARTICLE 6.B.3 & ARTICLE 29.B.1.(b):

 
 

NON- NETWORK (OTHER THAN FBC) OR NON-PRIME-TIME VARIETY - LOW BUDGET

 
   

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

   

Rates Effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

   
 

45

Min

75

Min

 

45

Min

75

Min

 

45

Min

75

Min

 
 

PROGRAM

   

PROGRAM

   

PROGRAM

   
 

RATE

$4,769

$6,115

RATE

$4,912

$6,299

RATE

$5,059

$6,488

 

INCLUDED

   

INCLUDED

   

INCLUDED

   
 

DAYS

 

4

 

5

DAYS

 

4

 

5

DAYS

 

4

 

5

 

DAYS

   

DAYS

   

DAYS

   

BEYOND

$1,192

$1,223

BEYOND

$1,228

$1,260

BEYOND

$1,265

$1,298

GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

GUARANTEE

   

Directors Guild of America

 

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Minimum Salary Schedule

Minimum Salary Schedule

 

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

PENSION & HEALTH CONTRIBUTIONS:

Company will contribute 5.5% to the Pension Plan and 10.5% to the Health Plan. Employee contributes 2.5% to the Pension Plan.

PENSION & HEALTH CEILINGS:

Theatrical: Pension ceiling = $200,000; Health ceiling = $400,000; Television Pilots 30 min or less in length:

Pension and Health ceiling = $170,000; Television Pilots over 30 minutes in length but less than 90 minutes:

Pension and Health ceiling = $225,000; Television - MOW or Mini-series:

Pension and Health ceiling = $200,000; Television - Episodic: 250% of scale or actual salary, whichever is greater.

WORKED 6th/7th DAYS; WORKED HOLIDAYS:

Directors who work on a 7th day in a workweek or on New Year’s Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, the day after Thanksgiving or Christmas Day will be paid 1/5 of their weekly salary plus an additonal fee. If the day worked falls between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 the fee will be $3,158 per day. If the day worked falls between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016 the fee will be $3,253 per day. If the day worked falls between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 the fee will be $3,351 per day.

If compensation is less than that daily fee, then they are paid 200% of scale. If required to work a 6th day in-town, Directors will be paid 150% of actual pro rata daily salary or an additional 200% of scale, whichever is lower.

TABLE READS:

The Employer shall notify Directors of the date, time & place of any table read as soon as scheduled, but in no event less than 72 hours

prior to the table read. In the event of an unplanned change to the

scheduling of the table read, Directors will be notified as soon as

possible.

DIRECTORS OF LIVE TELEVISION PROGRAMS EMPLOYED ON SCENES FOR A DRAMATIC TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE (SPECIAL ABILITIES)

When a “specially skilled” Director concurrently employed on a live news, strip quiz & game, strip variety, or ‘all other’ television program is employed to direct scenes for a dramatic television motion picture under the BA, the Employer must pay a directing fee under the BA but may credit towards the fees owed under the BA an amount equal to the FLTTA scale payment that would apply to the specially skilled Director’s work. The right to credit only applies when the specially skilled Director is employed under the BA for no more than two hours and the Director of the dramatic television motion picture is present.

RESIDENCY:

The Guild will provide Employer with documentation of the home address of each member to be hired on location. The Employee may change their home address by notifying the Guild in writing; the change will be effective 60 days after the request is received by the Guild; the Employee may not change their address more than once in any 12 month period.

The Guild will consider a member’s request to change their address

outside of the above time period if the member can document they have been a resident of the area in which employed at least 60 days

prior to the first day of employment and the area is not Los Angeles,

New York, Toronto or Vancouver.

Television Directors shall designate the production center in which they wish to be employed as a “local hire”. Upon request of the Employer, the Guild shall grant an automatic and unconditional waiver to each Los Angeles-based episodic series to employ up to 4 directors per season whose designated production center is not Los Angeles and to treat those directors as ‘local hires.’ Each such episodic series may hire the same director for only one episode per season as a ‘local hire.’

TRAVEL:

If a Director is guaranteed 3 days of prep and participates in a table read, that occurs outside the guaranteed prep, the Director shall be paid the full pro rata daily salary.

If a Director is guaranteed 4 days of preparation consecutive with

the first day of principal photography (including when scheduled

hiatus intervenes between prep and commencement of principal photography) and participates in a table read that occurs on the business day immediately preceding the 4 day prep period, the Director shall receive no additional payment.

If a Director is guaranteed 4 days of preparation, not consecutive

with the first day of principal photography, and participates in a table

read that occurs outside the 4 day prep period, or if the Director is

guaranteed 4 days of preparation consecutive with the first day of

principal photography and participates in a table read that occurs more than 1 business day prior to the start of the 4 day prep period, the Director shall be paid a “table read fee” equal to 25% of the applicable pro rata daily salary.

Coach air for domestic flights of less than 1,000 air miles when the flight is non-stop from departure to final destination. Employer

must provide elevated coach class travel when available. Also

included are flights between Los Angeles & Vancouver and flights

that are less than 1,000 miles between the U.S. and Vancouver

or the U.S. and Toronto. All other flights shall be business class when available. If not available then first class.

If an employee covered under this Agreement is traveling on

the same flight as another employee employed on the same

production by the same Employer and the other employee is entitled to travel in a higher class of transportation pursuant to the minimum terms of the collective bargaining agreement under which they are employed, then the DGA- covered employee shall be upgraded to the same class of transportation.

Baggage fees and in-flight meals for coach class air travel shall

be reimbursed provided that a request for reimbursement with

appropriate receipts is submitted within 30 days after the flight.

PENSION & HEALTH CONTRIBUTIONS: Company will contribute 5.5% to the Pension Plan and 10.5% to the

Directors Guild of America

12

Minimum Salary Schedule

Effective 7/1/14 - 6/30/17

ARTICLE 13 - AD/UPM/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR GENERAL RATES

UNIT PRODUCTION MANAGERS & ASSISTANT DIRECTORS MINIMUMS

     

KEY SECOND

2ND SECOND

ADDITIONAL

Rates Effective July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015

UNIT PRODUCTION

MANAGER

FIRST ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

SECOND ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

Weekly Studio Salary

$5,024

$4,778

$3,202

$3,023

$1,839

Weekly Location Salary

$7,036

$6,683

$4,473

$4,225

$2,580

Weekly Production Fee, Studio

$1,089

$886

$675

$0

 

$0

Weekly Production Fee, Location

$1,298

$1,089

$886

$0

 

$0

Daily Employment Salary, Studio

$1,256

$1,195

$801

$756

 

$460

Daily Employment Salary, Location

$1,759

$1,671

$1,118

$1,056

 

$645

Daily Employment Production Fee Studio/Location

$272

$325

$222

$272

$169

$222

$0

$0

$0

$0

BASIC CABLE DRAMATIC PROGRAMS: 1/2-HOUR WITH BUDGETS BETWEEN $550,000 AND $825,000; 1-HOUR WITH BUDGETS BETWEEN $1,000,000 and $1,450,000; 2-HOUR WITH BUDGETS BETWEEN $2,750,000 AND $4,500,000, PLUS AN ADDITIONAL $1,450,000 FOR EACH HOUR OR PORTION THEREOF IN EXCESS OF 2 hours = 83.5% OF THE ABOVE RATES

     

KEY SECOND

2ND SECOND

ADDITIONAL

Rates Effective July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016

UNIT PRODUCTION

MANAGER

FIRST ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

SECOND ASSISTANT

DIRECTOR

Weekly Studio Salary

$5,175

$4,921

$3,298

$3,114

$1,894

Weekly Location Salary

$7,247

$6,883

$4,607

$4,352

$2,657

Weekly Production Fee, Studio

$1,122

$913

$695

$0

 

$0

Weekly Production Fee, Location

$1,337

$1,122

$913

$0

 

$0

Daily Employment Salary, Studio

$1,294

$1,230

$825

$779

 

$474

Daily Employment Salary, Location

$1,812

$1,721

$1,152

$1,088

 

$664

Daily Employment Production Fee Studio/Location

$281

$334

$228

$281

$174

$228

$0

$0