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  • American Federation of Musicians

    Basic Television Film Agreement

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    Independent Producers

    (February 16, 2002 February 15, 2005)

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    AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS

    BASIC TELEVISION FILM AGREEMENT OF 2002

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Article Page 1. Scope of Agreement........................................................................................1 2. Recognition.....................................................................................................2 3. Scoring in United States or Canada ................................................................2 4. Union Security ................................................................................................2 5. Wage Scales, Hours of Employment and Working Conditions......................3 6. Federation Representative...............................................................................3 7. Copies of Contracts.........................................................................................3 8. Sound Track Regulations................................................................................3

    8A. Reuse of Portions of the Music Sound Track from a Motion Picture...........10 8B. Use of Music Previously Recorded Under Another American

    Federation of Musicians Agreement.......................................................12 8C. Special Provisions Regarding Soundtrack Records Released in

    Connection with Television Films..........................................................13 8D. Optional Provisions Regarding Soundtrack Records Released in

    Connection with Television Films..........................................................15 9. Employees in Armed Services ......................................................................17 10. Professional" Capacity..................................................................................18 11. Conformity with Law....................................................................................18 12. Better Conditions ..........................................................................................18 13. Agreement Binding on Whom......................................................................18 14. Supplemental Markets ..................................................................................19 15. Term of Agreement.......................................................................................34 16. Non-Discrimination ......................................................................................35 17. Joint Industry-Federation Cooperative Committee.......................................35

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    WAGE SCALES, HOURS OF EMPLOYMENT AND WORKING

    CONDITIONS FOR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURES OTHER THAN THOSE COVERED BY SECTION VIII, "LOW BUDGET FILMS"

    I. GENERAL CONDITIONS

    Paragraph Page 1. Stand-by Calls...............................................................................................37 2. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays.................................................................37 3. Pension Fund.................................................................................................38 4. Health Plan....................................................................................................39 5. Pay-Off Requirements ..................................................................................41 6. Overscale Employees....................................................................................41 7. Subcontracting ..............................................................................................41 8. Vacation Pay .................................................................................................42 9. Severance Pay ...............................................................................................43 10. Sessions.........................................................................................................44 11. Supervisory Employees ................................................................................44 12. Electronic Instrument Devices......................................................................45 13. Income Tax Withholding (Daily Musicians) ................................................45 14. Late Payment of Wages ................................................................................45

    II. MOTION PICTURE RECORDING MUSICIANS

    Paragraph Page 15. Minimum Rates and Conditions................................................................47 15(a) MINIMUM RATES AND CONDITIONS ...............................................47 15 (a)(1) Rates and Scoring Guarantees for Recording Musicians (Real Time Rates) .....................................................................47 15(a)(2) Electronic Musical Devices (Multi-Tracking Rates)................48 15(a)(3) No Limitation or Required Minimum Number of Musicians ..................................................................................50 15(a)(4) No Music Soundtrack May Be Used Unless Recorded Under This Agreement..............................................................50 15(a)(5) Scoring Hours ...........................................................................50 15(a)(6) Cumulated Scoring Hours.........................................................54 15(a)(7) Where Music is Inappropriate ..................................................55 15(a)(8) No Limitation On Length of Any Recording Session ..............55 15(a)(9) Scoring May Be Intermixed......................................................55 15(a)(10) Re-Use of Recordings...............................................................55

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    II. MOTION PICTURE RECORDING MUSICIANS (continued) Paragraph Page 15(a)(11) Scoring Requirements for Documentaries................................56 15(a)(12) Token Scoring Sessions............................................................56 15(b) GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO RECORDING MUSICIANS 15(b)(1) Rest Period................................................................................57 15(b)(2) Doubling Rates .........................................................................58 15(b)(3) On Location ..............................................................................61 15(b)(4) Calls ..........................................................................................61 15(b)(5) Meals ........................................................................................62 15(b)(6) Night Premiums........................................................................62 15(b)(7) Dismissal for Day .....................................................................62 15(b)(8) Single Sessions, Guaranteed Longer Calls and Double Session...................................................................62 15(b)(9) Leader .......................................................................................63 15(b)(10) Double Sessions........................................................................63 15(b)(11) Other Recordings......................................................................64 15(b)(12) Cartage......................................................................................64 15(b)(13) Orchestra Manager ...................................................................64 15(b)(14) Services Other Than Musical Services.....................................65 15(b)(15) Music Sound Consultant...........................................................65 15(b)(16) Announcement of Time ............................................................65 15(b)(17) Theatrical Exhibition ................................................................65 15(b)(18) Cue Sheets ................................................................................66

    III. PRODUCTION MUSICIANS (NON-RECORDING) 16. Daily Schedule ..............................................................................................70 17. Weekly Schedule ..........................................................................................70 18. Calls ..............................................................................................................71 19. Additional Services.......................................................................................72 20. Meals.............................................................................................................72 21. Night Premium..............................................................................................72

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    IV. SIDELINE MUSICIANS

    Paragraph Page 22. Work Day......................................................................................................72 23. Weather-Permitting Calls .............................................................................72 24. Fittings and Interviews.......................................

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