Low Budget MP

 

Low Budget Films (Theatrical and TV Film)

Music Prep Chart

April 3, 2016 – April 1, 2017

  • This agreement shall apply only to Theatrical Motion Pictures whose final cost does not exceed $45,000,000
  • Television Motion pictures produced for pay cable (i.e., Showtime, HBO, etc.) are approved on a case-by-case basis subject to prior written approval of the Federation. $5,000,000 per program hour.
  • Television Motion pictures initially released to videocassette (direct to Video) that are 61 minutes or longer: $7,500,000 per program hour
  • Television Motion pictures produced for pay cable (i.e., Showtime, HBO, etc.) are approved on a case-by-case basis subject to prior written approval of the Federation. $5,000,000 per program hour.
3 hour minimum per hour
Side musician 206.54 68.85
Electronic Multi-Tracking (per musician per hour)
1 musician (3 hr. minimum) 260.06
2 or more musicians (3 hr. minimum) 229.47

Low Low Budget Theatrical Wage

  • $15 Million and under
  • 15 or more musicians on a least one session
3 hour minimum per hour
Side musician 177.59 59.20
Electronic Multi-Tracking (per musician per hour)
1 musician (3 hr. minimum) 223.64
2 or more musicians (3 hr. minimum) 197.35
Call- All musicians, including Music Preparation, shall be notified when they are initially engaged that the terms of such engagement shall be goverened by the “low budget” provisions.
Doubling – 1st Double- 50% of basic rate extra.2nd Double- 20% of basic rate extra for second and each subsequent double

Music Preparation Low Budget Theatrical and Television

  • Copyists and Orchestrators shall be paid per the applicable agreed upon low budget page rate.

Soundtrack Albums for Pressings of 15,000 or Less

  • Creation of B-form contemporaneous with release reflecting 50% of SRLA.
  • Contract is filed when sales reach 15,000 units
  • Credits and Promotional copies due to AFM
  • Producer must inform the AFM
  • 50% of SRLA due when contract is filed

Soundtrack Albums for Pressings of 25,000 or Less

  • Initial payment at 25% of basic regular SRLA
  • Additional 25% of basic regular SRLA for pressings in excess of 25,000
  • Additional payments in accordance with the CBA
  • Special Soundtrack Options apply
Vacation Pay – The vacation pay provisions of the CBA shall not apply.
Pension Fund Contribution – 11.99%

Health and Welfare Fund Contribution Low Budget

  • INSTRUMENTALISTS – Contribution of $4.045 per hour, based on 12-hour minimum for all employees (except those whose work is on a “Page Rate” basis) – per musician total is $48.54 per day.
  • MUSIC PREP – H&W shall be paid in accordance with the following formula:
    • Wages/Amount = hours
    • Hours x $4.045 = contribution
All Other Terms and Conditions – All other terms and conditions of Basic Theatrical Motion Picture Agreement or the Basic Television Film Agreement are applicable.
Reporting for Theatrical Motion Pictures Only – The initial best estimate of final cost shall be certified by the head of production and shall be submitted to the Federation no later than 96 hours prior to the first scoring session for any such motion picture. The final estimated cost as of release must be certified by the head of production and submitted to the Federation within 30 days of release of any such motion picture. Failure to provide the final estimated cost within 30 days of release shall result in an automatic upgrade to full scale for all wages and benefits provided by the CBA.
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