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          MOTION PICTURE AND TELEVISION FILM          
Effective April 15, 2012;
H&W rates effective 7/31/11
 
TV/Film ---Motion Picture ---Low Budget Industrial Film (non-theatrical, non-TV)
  ---All Television Films  
Single Session - 3 hours or less (includes 4% vacation pay):
 
           
  Scale Overtime
(15 minutes)
5 or more musicians
(including playing leader or contractor)
235.30 19.60
4 or fewer musicians
(including playing leader or contractor)
296.32 24.69
5 or more musicians*
See below
276.61 23.05
         
*Schedule C applies to programs otherwise covered by Schedule A for which more than one episode (including pilots) aired prior to July 17, 2005  
Pension Fund - 10.9%  
Health & Welfare Fund - Contribution of $4.045 per hour, based on 12-hour minimum for all musicians (except those whose work is on a "Page Rate" basis) = $48.54 per day  
Electronic Musical Devices
Producer's Election: At Producer's election, a musician employed to play an electronic device(s) shall be paid at existing rates ("real time rates") or the following rates ("multi-tracking rates"). Producer must elect rate at the time of the call and must specify guaranteed length of call.
Multi-Tracking Rate (Television): (Includes 4% vacation pay)
           
  Scale (per hour)
1 musician per hour 355.87
2 or more musicians per hour 311.41
     
The above rates include all electronics and acoustical doubles and all over-dubs
Guaranteed Call - Guaranteed call of up to 10 hours paid at staight time rates per hour. If engaged for a 10-hour call, musician must be paid for the entire 10 hours, whether worked or not, unless he/she leaves earlier for personal reasons, in which case payment shall be only for hours worked.
Meals - 1 hour meal period shall be called not later than 6 hours after reporting for work.
Hold Hour/Premium Pay - Hold hour shall be paid at straight time rates. Beyond hold hour shall be paid at 50% additional.
Work in excess of 10 hours, excluding meal periods, shall be paid at 50% additional, prorated in 15 minute increments.
Work between midnight and 8:00 A.M. (at the request of Producer) - 50% additional of applicable hourly rate.
Doubling Rate - 1st Double - 50% of basic rate extra.
  2nd Double - 20% of basic rate extra for second and subsequent double.
The following instruments are not construed as doubles:
1. Piano and Celeste
2. Drummer's standard outfit
3. Tympani
4. Mallet Instruments: Xylophone, Bells, Marimbas
5. Latin Rhythm Instruments (see agreement)
The use of electronic devices such as multiplex, maestro, octave dividers, etc. will be treated as a double if used to simulate other sounds in addition to the normal sounds of the instrument to which the device is attached.
ANY COMBINATION OF INSTRUMENTS NOT LISTED ABOVE IS TO BE CONSTRUED AS DOUBLING.
Doubling- (Electronic Musical Devices) - Use of multiple electronic musical devices, as in conjunction with any electric musical instrument such as synthesizers, EVI, or EWI shall count in the aggregate as three (3) doubles.
Double Scale - New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The above holidays are observed on the same dates as the U.S. Federal Legislation for public holidays.
Single Recording Musician - Payment will be DOUBLE (200%) whether a leader is present or not.
                                 
Music Sound Consultant (TV)
 
           
1 musician per hour 69.35
       
(Includes 4% vacation pay) for services in the booth, assisting and advising the producer or sound technician.
Orchestra Manager - When ten (10) or more musicians (including leader) are employed for any session, and orchestra manager is required. Minimum pay for playing or non-playing orchestra manager is double sidemusician scale. An Orchestra manager must be physically present at all recording sessions during the entire engagement.
Holds - If a musician notifies the contractor at the beginning of a session that he or she cannot stay beyond the one-hour hold period, it will not be the musician's responsibility to secure the services of a replacement.
Premium Pay - 50% Premium after Midnight (until 8:00 A.M.)
Work hours beyond the hold hour performed between 8:00 P.M. and Midnight pays 150% of scale.
Work hours beyond an 8-hour span performed between Midnight and 8:00 A.M. pays 200% of scale.
Work hours beyond the hold hour performed between Midnight and 8:00 A. M. pays 165% of scale.
Seventh (7th) hour of recording within the 8-hour span (before Midnight) pays 120% of scale.
Guaranteed Calls- A musician may be held for one hour beyond a single session (or guaranteed longer call), and paid at straight time rate in units of 15 minutes for such hold hour. If musician is required to remain beyond the hold hour, he/she shall be paid for such time at 150% of straight time rate in 15 minute units. The guaranteed call and hold period combined shall not exceed six (6) hours.
A double session shall be completed within 8-hours. Work beyond 6 hours within an 8-hour period will be paid at 120% of straight time rate in 15-minute units. If required to remain after 8 elapsed hours (whether worked or not) musician will be paid at 150% of straight time rate in 15 minute units.
There is no compounding in computing the above, and payment is made on the highest appropriate rate.
Double Sessions - Engagement of two sessions (completed within 8 hours of time called) may be divided into two periods at convenience of studio, with not less than one hour between sessions.
When more than a double session of recording is continuous without a break of at least one hour, a penalty of one hour at minimum rates shall be paid each musician.
Boren Ruling - Two single sessions shall not be called in the same day in lieu of a double session in order to circumvent the time spread penalty when both of such single sessions are for the same motion picture (or the same television episode), utilizing the same conductor, and both utilize all of the same individual musicians.
General Conditions (Saturdays and Sundays) - Saturdays and Sundays as such, shall be treated as regular work days, not premium days unless they are the employee's sixth seventh consecutive days of work for the Producer. The employee shall receive time and one-half (1½) for such sixth day and seventh day worked and double time for holidays worked.
Meal Penalties - When more than six (6) hours or recording occur without a break of at least one (1) hour, a penalty of one hour at the minimum scale shall be paid each musician.
Intermission - Ten minutes per hour away from the stand is required on all calls. At no time can a musician be required to perform for more than ninety (90) consecutive minutes on the stand.
Pay-Off Requirements - The 15-working day "grace period" starts at the end of each sessions.
Cancellation of Calls - Underscoring - may be cancelled upon 96 hours notice. Pre-recording - may be cancelled upon 48 hours notice.
Cartage- Producer shall specify method of transportation, either by public or private transportation. If public transportation is the only practical manner of transportation, Producer has the option of designating the qualified public carrier and shall pay the cartage bill of the designated public carrier. If the musician uses a carrier other than the one designated, the Producer shall not be liable for a cartage bill greater than the rate charged by the designated carrier.
$30.00 Harp
$12.00 String Bass, Tuba, Cello, Drums, all heavy or bulky amplifiers, Baritone Sax, Bass Sax, Contra-bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Accordion, Baritone Horn, Contra Bass Trombone.
Late Penalties (Written Notice Required) - Payment is due within 15 working days from date of session. The following schedule of penalties shall apply if payment is made more than:
15 but less than 31 business days - 6%
30 but less than 61 business days - 10%
60 but less than 91 business days - 50%
Additional 10% late payment charges shall accrue for each additional 30-day period in which payment is not made after written notice is given to the producer.
Minimum Scoring Hours : For Non-Dramatic Pictures: For Dramatic Pictures:
(TV Film Only) 13 ½-hour - 12 scoring hours
13 1-hour films - 36 scoring hours
13 1½-hour films - 54 scoring hours
13 ½-hour - 15 scoring hours
13 1-hour films - 39 scoring hours
13 1½- hour films - 59 scoring hours
13 2-hour films - 78 scoring hours
Scoring hour requirements for fewer than 13 films to be pro-rated on basis of this scedule
Minutes of Music: When more than the authorized amount of finished music (15 minutes per 3-hour session) is recorded during a session, payment for the excess will be based on one-half (½) hours pay for each two and one-half (2½) minutes of music.
(TV Only - Dramatic)

Format Music - Format Music defined as - Standard openings and closings, bumpers, billboards, lead-in and lead-outs. Once recorded live for a series may be re-utilized in subsequent broadcast seasons upon payment to musicians an amount equal to minimum single session fee. (Includes all applicable doubles and over-dubs.)

 
Production Musicians: (Rehearsal Musicians)
 
           
Television
(Daily Schedule)
Scale Overtime
(15 minutes)
Single Session
(3 hours or less)
179.75 14.98
Two Sessions:
(6 hours) completed within 10 hrs. ending
323.61 14.98
           
Includes 4% vacation pay
            Overtime must immediately follow a regular session. All hours not continuous will be charged as additional sessions.        
 
Television
(Weekly Schedule)
Scale Overtime
(15 minutes)
30 hours
(not more than 6 hrs per day)
1,438.09 11.98
40 hours
(not more than 6 hrs per day)
1,725.72 10.78
Night Premium - After midnight - 50%
Schedule under which a single musician is engaged must be designated at beginning of each week. All hours over schedule shall be paid as overtime.
Sideline Musicians: (Includes 4% vacation pay)
  Scale Overtime
(15 minutes)
Two or more 210.69 9.88
One person alone 248.29 11.64
Night Premium - For hours between 12:00 midnight and 1:00 A.M. - 10% additional per hour.
For hours between 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. - 20% additional per hour.
Wardrobe Allowance - $30.00 allowance for tuxedo or white tie and tails.
Wardrobe Change - $10.00 for the first change and $15.00 for two or more changes.
Wardrobe Removal - Whenever a sideline musician turns in wardrobe or property on time which he/she is not otherwise compensated, he/she shall be paid a wardrobe allowance of thirty minutes at the regular hourly rate for that day. If more than one-half hour is required, he/she shall be paid for such excess time in units of 15 minutes.
Cancellation of Calls - Calls may be cancelled for any of the following reasons only:
  1. Illness in principal cast
2. Fire, flood or other similar catastrophe
3 Govermental regulation or other issues due to a national emergency.
In the event of a cancellation, the musician so cancelled shall be entitled to a one-half check, EXCEPT if the musician is notified of the cancellation before 6:00 P.M. of the day previous to the work date by the same or any other producer, HE/SHE SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO SUCH ONE-HALF CHECK.
Orchestra Manager - If ten (10) or more sideline musicians (including leader) are employed, an orchestra manager is required for such call. He/she may be one of the sideline musicians and in that event he/she shall receive double scale.
It shall be the duty of the orchestra manager to see that all musical activities conform to Federation rules and regulations which do not contravene any valid law. The orchestra manager shall be physically present at all times that the sideline musicians engaged by him/her are working during the entire engagement.
Doubling- 25% for the first double, 10% for each additional double.
Travel Time- (Between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.)
per hour $25.18
Meals - Meal periods shall not be less than one-half hour nor more than one hour. Not more than one meal period shall be deducted from work time of call, and subsequent meal period not later than six (6) hours after termination of preceding meal period.
Silent Bit - When directed to do special business (portrayal of an essential story point in pantomime, in a 4-shot or less), or a pantomime special business with actors to convey an essential story point in a close shot, such performance will constitute a silent bit.
Compensation for the day shall not be less than the prevailing rate in Los Angeles for such work, whichever is greater.
prevailing rate $338.01
Recording by Sideline Musicians - Except for "leak through", if a sideline musicians records he/she shall be paid for a minimum of one recording session in addition to 100% of the sideline scale.
Sideline & Recording Within 3-hour Period - A musician who performs live recording on camera within a three-hour session will be paid the recording scale for a minimum 3-hour session in addition to any other payments he/she would be entitled.
 
 
 
 
 
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---Theatrical Motion Pictures
Single Session - 3 hours or less (includes 4% vacation pay):
  Scale Overtime
(per 15 minutes)
35 or more musicians 276.61 23.05
30 to 34 musicians 290.43 24.20
24 to 29 musicians 304.25 25.36
23 musicians or less 318.14 26.51
Pension Fund - 10.9%
Health & Welfare Fund - Contribution of $4.045 per hour, based on 12-hour minimum for all musicians (except those whose work is on a "Page Rate" basis) = $48.54 per day
Multi-Tracking Rate (Motion Picture): (Includes 4% vacation pay)
  Scale (per hour)
1 musician per hour 332.20
2 or more musicians per hour 290.70
3 hour minimum
Guaranteed Call - Guaranteed of up to 10 hours paid at staight time rates per hour. If engaged for a 10-hour call, musician must be paid for the entire 10 hours, whether worked or not, unless he/she leaves earlier for personal reasons, in which case payment shall be only for hours worked.
Meals - 1 hour meal period shall be called not later than 6 hours after reporting for work.
Hold Hour/Premium Pay - Hold hour shall be paid at straight time rates. Beyond hold hour shall be paid at 50% additional.
Work in excess of 10 hours, excluding meal periods, shall be paid at 50% additional, prorated in 15 minute increments.
Work between midnight and 8:00 AM (at the request of Producer)-50% additional of applicable hourly rate.
Doubling Rate - 1st Double - 50% of basic rate extra.
  2nd Double - 20% of basic rate extra for second and subsequent double.
  The following instruments are not construed as doubles:
1. Piano and Celeste
2. Drummer's standard outfit
3. Tympani
4. Mallet Instruments: Xylophone, Bells, Marimbas
5. Latin Rhythm Instruments (see agreement)
The use of electronic devices such as multiplex, maestro, octave dividers, etc. will be treated as a double if used to simulate other sounds in addition to the normal sounds of the instrument to which the device is attached.
ANY COMBINATION OF INSTRUMENTS NOT LISTED ABOVE IS TO BE CONSTRUED AS DOUBLING.
Doubling-Electronic Musical Devices - Use of multiple electronic musical devices, as in conjunction with any electric musical instrument such as synthesizers, EVI, or EWI shall count in the aggregate as three (3) doubles.
Music Sound Consultant
1 musician per hour 64.73
 
(Includes 4% vacation pay) for services in the booth, assisting and advising the producer or sound technician.
Orchestra Manager - When ten (10) or more musicians (including leader) are employed for any session, and orchestra manager is required. Minimum pay for playing or non-playing orchestra manager is double sidemusician scale. An Orchestra manager must be physically present at all recording sessions during the entire engagement.
Holds - If a musician notifies the contractor at the beginning of a session that he or she cannot stay beyond the one-hour hold period, it will not be the musician's responsibility to secure the services of a replacement.
Premium Pay - 50% Premium after Midnight (until 8:00 A.M.)
Work hours beyond the hold hour performed between 8:00 P.M. and Midnight pays 150% of scale.
Work hours beyond an 8-hour span performed between Midnight and 8:00 A.M. pays 200% of scale.
Work hours beyond the hold hour performed between Midnight and 8:00 A. M. pays 165% of scale.
Seventh (7th) hour of recording within the 8-hour span (before Midnight) pays 120% of scale.
Guaranteed Calls- A musician may be held for one hour beyond a single session (or guaranteed longer call), and paid at straight time rate in units of 15 minutes for such hold hour. If musician is required to remain beyond the hold hour, he/she shall be paid for such time at 150% of straight time rate in 15 minute units. The guaranteed call and hold period combined shall not exceed six (6) hours.
A double session shall be completed within 8-hours. work beyond 6 hours within an 8-hour period will be paid at 120% of straight time rate in 15-minute units. If required to remain after 8 elapsed hours (whether worked or not) musician will be paid at 150% of straight time rate in 15 minute units.
There is no compounding in computing the above, and payment is made on the highest appropriate rate.
Double Sessions - Engagement of two sessions (completed within 8 hours of time called) may be divided into two periods at convenience of studio, with not less than one hour between sessions.
When more than a double session of recording is continuous without a break of at least one hour, a penalty of one hour at minimum rates shall be paid each musician.
Boren Ruling - Two single sessions shall not be called in the same day in lieu of a double session in order to circumvent the time spread penalty when both of such single sessions are for the same motion picture (or the same television episode), utilizing the same conductor, and both utilize all of the same individual musicians.
Minimum Conditions (Theatrical Motion Pictures Only) - On days when two or more recording sessions take place, the rate for all sessions on that day will be based on the session in which the highest number of recording musicians were employed. No longer will this determination be spread over several days of sessions.
General Conditions (Saturdays and Sundays) - Saturdays and Sundays as such, shall be treated as regular work days, not premium days unless they are the employee's sixth seventh consecutive days of work for the Producer. The employee shall receive time and one-half (1½) for such sixth day and seventh day worked and double time for holidays worked.
Meal Penalties - When more than six (6) hours or recording occur without a break of at least one (1) hour, a penalty of one hour at the minimum scale shall be paid each musician.
Intermission - Ten minutes per hour away from the stand is required on all calls. At no time can a musician be required to perform for more than ninety (90) consecutive minutes on the stand.
Pay-Off Requirements - The 15-working day "grace period" starts at the end of each sessions.
Cancellation of Calls - Underscoring - may be cancelled upon 96 hours notice. Pre-recording - may be cancelled upon 48 hours notice.
Cartage- Producer shall specify method of transportation, either by public or private transportation. If public transportation is the only practical manner of transportation, Producer has the option of designating the qualified public carrier and shall pay the cartage bill of the designated public carrier. If the musician uses a carrier other than the one designated, the Producer shall not be liable for a cartage bill greater than the rate charged by the designated carrier.
$30.00 Harp
$12.00 String Bass, Tuba, Cello, Drums, all heavy or bulky amplifiers, Baritone Sax, Bass Sax, Contra-bass Clarinet, Contra Bassoon, Accordion, Baritone Horn, Contra Bass Trombone.
Late Penalties (Written Notice Required) - Payment is due within 15 working days from date of session. The following schedule of penalties shall apply if payment is made more than:
15 but less than 31 business days - 6%
30 but less than 61 business days - 10%
60 but less than 91 business days - 50%
Additional 10% late payment charges shall accrue for each additional 30-day period in which payment is not made after written notice is given to the producer.
Production Musicians: (Rehearsal Musicians)
Theatrical
(Daily Schedule)
Scale Overtime
(per 15 minutes)
Single Session
(3 hours or less)
167.79 13.99
Two Sessions:
(6 hours) completed within 10 hrs. ending
302.10 13.99
Includes 4% vacation pay
 
   
Theatrical
(Weekly Schedule)
Scale Overtime
(per 15 minutes)
30 hours
(not more than 6 hrs per day)
1,342.48 11.19
40 hours
(not more than 6 hrs per day)
1,610.97 10.07
     
Night Premium - After midnight - 50%
Schedule under which a single musician is engaged must be designated at beginning of each week. All hours over schedule shall be paid as overtime.
Sideline Musicians: (Includes 4% vacation pay)
       
  Scale Overtime
(per 15 minutes)
Two or more 210.69 9.88
One person alone 248.29 11.64
     
Night Premium - For hours between 12:00 midnight and 1:00 A.M. - 10% additional per hour.
For hours between 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. - 20% additional per hour.
Wardrobe Allowance - $30.00 allowance for tuxedo or white tie and tails.
Wardrobe Change - $10.00 for the first change and $15.00 for two or more changes.
Wardrobe Removal - Whenever a sideline musician turns in wardrobe or property on time which he/she is not otherwise compensated, he/she shall be paid a wardrobe allowance of thirty minutes at the regular hourly rate for that day. If more than one-half hour is required, he/she shall be paid for such excess time in units of 15 minutes.
Cancellation of Calls - Calls may be canceled for any of the following reasons only:
  1. Illness in principal cast
2. Fire, flood or other similar catastrophe
3 Govermental regulation or other issues due to a national emergency.
In the event of a cancellation, the musician so cancelled shall be entitled to a one-half check, EXCEPT if the musician is notified of the cancellation before 6:00 P.M. of the day previous to the work date by the same or any other producer, HE/SHE SHALL NOT BE ENTITLED TO SUCH ONE-HALF CHECK.
Orchestra Manager - If ten (10) or more sideline musicians (including leader) are employed, an orchestra manager is required for such call. He/she may be one of the sideline musicians and in that event he/she shall receive double scale.
It shall be the duty of the orchestra manager to see that all musical activities conform to Federation rules and regulations which do not contravene any valid law. The orchestra manager shall be physically present at all times that the sideline musicians engaged by him/her are working during the entire engagement.
Doubling- 25% for the first double, 10% for each additional double.
Travel Time- (Between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M.)
per hour $25.18
Meals - Meal periods shall not be less than one-half hour nor more than one hour. Not more than one meal period shall be deducted from work time of call, and subsequent meal period not later than six (6) hours after termination of preceding meal period.
Silent Bit - When directed to do special business (portrayal of an essential story point in pantomime, in a 4-shot or less, or a pantomime special business with actors to convey an essential story point in a close shot, such performance will constitute a silent bit.
Compensation for the day shall not be less than the prevailing rate in Los Angeles for such work, whichever is greater.
prevailing rate $338.01
Recording by Sideline Musicians - Except for "leak through", if a sideline musicians records he/she shall be paid for a minimum of one recording session in addition to 100% of the sideline scale.
Sideline & Recording Within 3-hour Period - A musician who performs live recording on camera within a three-hour session will be paid the recording scale for a minimum 3-hour session in addition to any other payments he/she would be entitled.
Pension Fund - 10.9%
Health & Welfare Fund - Contribution of $4.045 per hour, based on 12-hour minimum for all musicians (except those whose work is on a "Page Rate" basis) = $48.54 per day.
Please Note - When two (2) separate calls occur on the same day for two different productions, there will be two (2) 12-hour payments.
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---Low Budget Films (Theatrical and TV Film)
 
(a) This agreement shall apply only to theatrical motion pictures whose final cost does not exceed $45,000,000
(b) Motion pictures produced for basic cable (i.e., USA Network, Lifetime, etc.) & long-form television motion pictures (i.e., 90 minutes or longer) budgeted at $5,000,000 per program hour.
(c) Motion pictures initially released to videocassette that are 61 minutes or longer: $7,500,000 per program hour
(d) 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.
 
 
---Basic Scale (4% vacation pay does not apply)
 
 
  3 hour minimum per hour
regular sessions 198.52 66.17
--Electronic Multi-Tracking (per musician per hour)
1 musician (3 hr. minimum) 249.96
2 or more musicians (3 hr. minimum) 220.56
 
 
---Low Budget Theatrical Wages (New) - $15 Million and Under (15 or more musicians) or $2 Million and Under (7 or more musicians):
 
  3 hour minimum per hour
regular sessions 170.70 56.90
--Electronic Multi-Tracking (per musician per hour)
1 musician (3 hr. minimum) 214.95
2 or more musicians (3 hr. minimum) 189.69
 
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:
  A) Copyists and Orchestrators shall be paid per the applicable agreed upon low budget page rate.
B) For the new Theatrical terms of $15/$2 million and under Copyists and Orchestrators shall be paid 86% of the applicable agreed upon low budget page rate.
---Soundtrack Albums for Pressings of 15,000 or Less:
  A) Creation of B-form contemporaneous with release reflecting 50% of SRLA.
  Contract is filed when sales reach 15,000 units
B) Credits and Promotional copies due to AFM
C) Producer must inform the AFM
D) 50% of SRLA due when contract is filed
---Soundtrack Albums for Pressings of 25,000 or Less:
  A) Initial payment at 25% of basic regular SRLA
B) Additional 25% of basic regular SRLA for pressings in excess of 25,000
C) Additional payments in accordance with the CBA
D) 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 :
  a) 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.
b) MUSIC PREP - H&W shall be paid in accordance with the following formula:
  Wages/Amount = hours
Hours x $4.045 = contribution
  Television Film
Copyist: 18.28
Orchestrator: 29.22
 
  Motion Pictures
Copyist: 17.06
Orchestrator: 27.28

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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---Independent Films / Festival Films
Please contact Matt Allen @ (323) 461-5401mallen@afm.org
---Video Games
Please contact Dick Gabriel @ (213) 251-4510 dgabriel@afm.org
---Industrial Film Agreement (non-theatrical, non-television, non-symphonic)
Expires November 30, 2008 (extended)
Basic Scales  
Regular Session (per sidemusician per 2 hr. service)- (Double for one musician alone, and for leader). 195.39
Each 15 minutes or fraction thereof of overtime immediately following a Regular Session 24.42
Pension
Contribution
13.08%
Health and Welfare
Contributions
21.00
Orchestra Manager/
Contractor
Required if 10 or more musicians. Must be present at all recording sessions during entire engagement. Minimum pay double minimum rate applicable to non-doubling side musician.
Doubling 50% for the first double and 20% for each double thereafter.
Cartage Harp, String Bass, Timpani, Keyboards $30.00; all other instruments $12.00.
Rest Periods 10 minutes per hour.
Advance Notice No musician shall be required to remain longer than one hour overtime unless a longer time requirement was specified at the time he/she accepted the engagement.
Cancellation A session, once called, shall not be cancelled, postponed, or otherwise rescheduled less than 96 hours prior to the date of the session.
Sideline Musicians:
 
           
  Scale (per hour) Overtime (15 minutes)
Minimum pay for 8 hours 197.58 9.26
One person alone 232.84 10.92
         
General Rules - If the Employer shall employ the services of non-recording single musician, arrangers, orchestrators, copyists, proofreaders or librarians, the wage scales, hours of employment, and working conditions of the Theatrical Motion Picture Agreement shall govern such employment.
Night Premiums- For hours between 12:00 midnight and 1:00 A.M. - 10% additional per hour. For hours between 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. - 20% additional per hour

Holidays - Double time scale shall prevail for work on the following legal holidays:
In the United States: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
In Canada: New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Dominion Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Payment Penalty - Due within 15 business days. The following penalty shall apply when payment is received late:
  15th - 30th business days after due date - 5%
31st - 60th business days after due date - 10%
After 60th business days, with notice - 50%
A 10% penalty shall occur for each 30 days thereafter.
 
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