Unscripted Programming: For the first time, associate administrators and stage managers receive a US$55 per diem per diem fee for "non-Primetime Dramatic programs" in addition to per diems and all other implementation fees. The maximum limit for production costs during a work week for associate directors and internship managers employed in non-prime time entertainment programs is increased from $71 to $100 for each work week and is further increased by the salary-to-salary shift stairs of the second and third years of the agreement. For some basic wired shipments, employers now have to pay overtime and bonuses to work on the sixth and seventh days and on public holidays. "The future is what motivates us and you see it in this agreement," said Thomas Schlamme, President of the DGA. "Given that the change in streaming we have been waiting for for so long is beyond the industry and new services continue to be brought to market, this crucial agreement, which increases streaming delays beyond the traditional level of television, is a great victory for our members thanks to our co-chairs Jon Avnet and Todd Holland and our intrepid chief negotiator Russ Hollander." I am proud to announce that our members voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying the new treaty," said Thomas Schlamme, President of the DGA. "In a time of enormous uncertainty where we are all feeling the weight of this current pandemic, it is reassuring to say the least for our members to know that if the sector resumes production, a strong new agreement awaits them. The agreement contains significant progress in key areas, including dramatic improvements in SVOD residues and coverage; a significant increase in the resources allocated to our retirement plan to secure our retirement promises, now and in the future; healthy wage increases; and significant gains in creative television rights. It was a complex negotiation, and we thank our bargaining committee, chaired by co-chairs Jon Avnet and Todd Holland, our National Executive Director Russell Hollander and our excellent professional collaborators. The removal of "Grandfathering," by which series that began under a previous contract with the production, continued to be governed by the terms of that previous contract in subsequent seasons. Under the new agreement, stock protection will be removed, allowing more members working on the svOD series to benefit from the renegotiated terms.
The aforementioned conditions and other minimum requirements apply to so-called high-budget SVOD series, a category that the guild has been able to expand by negotiating lower budget thresholds in which a show qualifies.. . .