Screen Producers Australia announces enhanced production services and offerings to the industry

Screen Shot 2014-07-23 at 9.40.20 am.jpgScreen Producers Australia has announced a significantly enhanced suite of services to the industry including a series of new precedent template agreements for contracting and a new system permitting access for the first time to recently renegotiated key industrial agreements.

Says Matthew Deaner (left), Screen Producers Australia executive director: "For more than 30 years Screen Producers Australia has negotiated the benchmark industrial and rights agreements for the benefit of the whole Australian screen content industry. We feel it is time for those who are not currently members to be able to access these agreements and we have therefore devised an easy to use licence system for all."

The licensing system provides access to the latest agreements with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) for performers on feature films - Actors Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA), for performers on television - Actors Television Programs Agreement (ATPA) and Australian Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA), and for crew on both feature film and television - the Motion Picture Production Collective Agreement (MPPCA).

Also included is access to agreements with the Australian Writers' Guild (AWG) covering the engagement of writers for television - Series and Serials Agreement (SASA), Mini-series and Telemovies Agreement (MATA) and Children's Television Agreement (CTA).

The suite of production ready documents has also expanded to include precedent contract templates that are compatible with both Screen Producers Australia's negotiated agreements and standard industry practice. A total of 14 new precedent contracts including a Book Option Agreement, Writer's Option and Assignment Agreement, Director's Agreement, Script Editor's Agreement, Composers Agreement and  Producer's Agreement are available under the licensing arrangement.

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