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Here is what make up your favorite TV writers
With the holiday in mind, it seemed like the ideal season to reminds you that your target for Christmas 2014 should be to make your friend with your kind neighbourhood TV author-safe, they can be anti-social and smile about their own gags, but they sure make a bunch of bucks, and these retinal screens are not even buy, now they are?
Last weeks Variety announced that the Writer's Guild of America will renegotiate its minumum deal, a base deal with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), to ensure that all members of the guard receive a certain minum amount of pay for certain service levels.
One of WGA's main requirements is to raise its authors' fees for cables - no wonder given the improved TV programme experience and the higher viewer numbers (and thus advertising costs) from which cables are benefiting from. Experienced sales representatives are negotiating a much higher day of pay for their customers, both on their monthly salary and on their rates for posting a particular event.
Least are also much nearer to the real payday for staff writer, but if you are at a higher stage than the staff writer (story publisher, Executive Stories publisher, producers, etc.), the least amount of money you usually pay is far lower than what you are paid: you only existed to avoid a low-balling a writer far below their pay grade.
Getting busy on a TV show is good cash. Although the show plans may differ, there are still base sums for how many wks of productions you can anticipate to be remunerated. For a six-week show (about six shows, although the rooms often begin to shoot sooner than the episodes), an employee - the smallest step on the post in the author's room - would deserve a salary of at least $25,908.
Shows that go an entire flavor period are usually in full swing for 26 week productions to cover 22 installments, so although the staff writer paid day dives a little, an employee writer would still be pocketing a little over $96,000. On a higher plane than the staff writers? Twenty-six week full seasons for anyone over staff writers just pay out $60 bucks shortly of $157,000, at the very least.
Writers and show creators.... these are some fairly high six-figure, on averages. There is a large gap between net and wire payments, not on a wage scale, but in certain intermittent instalments. Only 67% of the price of a prime time net is paid by cabling systems for a soundtrack.
It' in between for storyline and telecom, with cables only 56% of what a net like ABC or NBC would pay. Fulfilling the WGA's requirement for increased cabling payments, the EMPTP will reinforce the fact that CATV is as much in need as a networking TV role (if not moreso) and should be appropriately offsett.
These metrics include authors at staff writer levels still those who get bolted - even if they are allocated an episode throughout their possession as staff writer, they don't get paying history or telecom charges on their weekly pay. These discounts are reserved for storyline publishers and beyond.
In view of the above figures and the strong rise in wire processing in recent years, it is no wonder that WGA is trying to raise the payoff. They are often praised for their value because they have a high value in terms of output - fewer shows not only reduce the viewer's tiredness and help to avoid lengthy plot lines, they also mean fewer days of productions and enable higher weekly budget.
Whilst there is no doubt that the increase in author salary can reduce the budget for these shows, members of AMTP will be arguing that the shortage of braindrain to networking shows by good authors who follow the cash will more than make up for this. No-one wants to go back to another writer's strikes, such as the 2007/08 strikes, on questions such as remaining charges for DVDs and disbursements for new publications.
Regardless of how you cut it, given that the naked bone will show a TV author's content on an entire six-digit whole saison, now is the moment to launch your iPad ad for next year.