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#1 Lars Erik

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:24 AM

Hi everyone in the TV world.

 

Do you guys/girls get extra payment/royalties when shows you've done, are sent on rerun?

 

 


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#2 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 10:16 AM

Nope.  That is reserved for "above the line" people (Writers, Producers, and Directors - including Assistant Directors) and actors.  We craft people are considered below the line.  Its really determined by your Union (Assistant Directors are still part of the Directors' Guild).


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#3 Lars Erik

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

Thanks Alec. I asked since my union just made a deal that we get this. Networks and production companies are complaining about this.


Royalties have been a thing for directors and actors here in the past.

 

So I wondered what the deal was in other countries.


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#4 Alec Jarnagin SOC

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:16 PM

Lars, nice!  Wish it was the same here (unless it means working for peanuts to start!).


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#5 Nils Valkenborgh

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 06:52 AM

Hi Lars,

 

A couple of years ago I was on a big project where the production company didn't have a sufficient budget, instead they gave the entire technical crew a contract for 5% royalties (per person) of the entire profit the film would eventually make. That being said, only once the original budget would reach the double break even point. In other words, I got suckered into that promise because everybody soon realized this film wouldn't make all that much at the box office.

 

I really hope you end up with a much better deal, don't let them push down your price with the promise of royalties.

 

Friendly greetings

 

Nils "yeey I own 5% of a movie" Valkenborgh


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