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A new sideletter securing streaming work was added: Sideletter re: “Productions Made for New Media” – Included producer opt-in for health, pension and annuity contributions, & union security provisions.

Jurisdiction was gained for most scripted, dramatic streaming productions.

Benefit contributions are now due for streaming over $15k per minute or $300k per episode or $500k per series.

For budgets above $25k per minute, there is no reduction in benefits. All pension, annuity, and health benefits will be paid by the employer.

Derivative productions based on existing shows are covered.

Most terms and conditions (except Benefits, Union Security, Grievance and No Lockout/Strike) on streaming are freely negotiable.

No mandatory staffing, interchange permitted.

All streaming provisions ‘sunset’ at the end of the contract and will have to be renegotiated.

Right to inspect/audit streaming records and contracts.

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Creation of a sub-high budget streaming tier with set wages, terms and conditions (no longer “as negotiated”). High Budget theatrical length streaming productions are now treated the same as a theatrical release, which resulted in an increase in wages.

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Creation of SVOD High Budget Tiers Scripted streaming wages and working conditions are now comparable to network and basic cable productions.

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Continued wage and working condition improvements
for productions made for subscribers with less than 20 million subscribers and high budget streaming productions.

For streaming productions budgeted at less than $25,000 a minute, daily benefit contributions increased $5 in each year of the Agreement.

Wages increased to “All Other Television” rates for streaming live action features budgeted between $20-32 million for services with more than 20 million subscribers.

Wages increased to “All Other Television” for streaming live action features budgeted at $20 million or more for services with less than 20 million subscribers.

Various wage increases in earlier seasons for SVOD High Budget Tiers episodic programs.

New Tier for Low Budget SVOD programming with wages, terms and conditions was created.

Mid-Budget SVOD wages increased to one year prior, instead of two years prior.

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Read more about how these provisions have changed in recent years.

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