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Jan 12
2015

1.1 Series and Serials Agreement (SASA)

SASA is an agreement between the Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed terms for the payment for the services of a writer and the purchase of rights to exploit the work for Australian scripted television series and serials.

TV,Writers
Jan 01
2010

1.2 Miniseries and Telemovies Agreement (MATA)

MATA is an agreement between the Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed terms for the payment for the services of a writer and the purchase of rights to exploit the work for Australian scripted television mini-series and telemovies.

TV,Writers
Jul 01
2011

1.3 Children's Television Agreement (CTA)

CTA is an agreement between the Australian Writer’s Guild (AWG) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed terms for the payment for the services of a writer and the purchase of rights to exploit the work for Australian scripted Children’s television programs.

TV,Writers
Jan 01
2012

2.1 Australian Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA)

AFFCA is a common law collective agreement between the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed rates of pay, terms and conditions of employment, and rights and residual payments for all performers in Australian

Feature,Performers
Sep 01
2013

2.2 Actors Television Programs Agreement (ATPA)

ATPA is a common law collective agreement between the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed rates of pay, terms and conditions of employment for all performers in scripted television drama and comedy programs in Australia.

TV,Performers
Jan 01
2004

2.3 Australian Television Repeats and Residuals Consolidated Agreement 2000 (ATRRA)

This is the Australian Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement 2000. It must be read with the 2004 Terms of Settlement (see document 2.4) and the 2016 MOU (see document 2.5).

TV,Performers
Jan 01
2004

2.4 ATRRA: Terms of Settlement 2004

This document sets out the changes to Australian Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA) 2000, agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia.

TV,Performers
Jul 11
2016

2.5 ATRRA: Memorandum of Understanding 2016

This document sets out the changes to Australian Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA) 2000, agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia.

TV,Performers
Mar 04
2010

3.1 Motion Picture Production Collective Agreement (MPPCA)

The MPPCA is a common law collective agreement between the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed rates of pay, and terms and conditions of employment for all technical crew. 

Template Agreement,Crew
Jan 24
2017

4.1 Pay Rates - Series and Serials Agreement (SASA) 2017

This in a summary of pay rates for writers under the Series and Serials Agreement . 

TV,Writers
Jan 24
2017

4.2 Pay Rates - Miniseries and Telemovies Agreement (MATA) 2017

This in a summary of pay rates for writers under the Miniseries and Telemovies Agreement. 

TV,Writers
Jan 24
2017

4.3 Pay Rates - Children's Television Agreement (CTA) 2017

This in a summary of pay rates for writers under the Children's Television Agreement (CTA).

TV,Writers
Feb 23
2017

4.4 AFFCA pay rates and allowances

AFFCA is a common law collective agreement between the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed rates of pay, terms and conditions of employment, and rights and residual payments for all performers in Australian - updated Jan 2017

Feature,Performers
Sep 04
2015

4.5 Pay Rates & Allowances - Actors Television Performers Agreement (ATPA) 2015-16

This is a summary of pay rates and meal, accommodation, transport, insurance and clothing allowances and superannuation for performers under the Actors Television Performers Agreement (ATPA) 

TV,Performers
Feb 23
2017

4.5 (a) ATPA Rates & Allowances 2017

This is a summary of pay rates and meal, accommodation, transport, insurance and clothing allowances and superannuation for performers under the Actors Television Performers Agreement (ATPA) and apply from the first pay period on or after 1/1/2017 unless or until otherwise agreed by SPA and MEAA. 

TV,Performers
Oct 12
2017

4.6 Pay Rates & Allowances - Motion Picture Production Collective Agreement (MPPCA) Oct 2017

The MPPCA is a common law collective agreement between the Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia covering agreed rates of pay, and terms and conditions of employment for all technical crew. 

Feature,Crew
Oct 04
2016

4.7 Broadcasting and Recorded Entertainment Award 2010

This Fair Work Commission consolidated modern award incorporates all amendments up to and including 29 July 2016. This award covers employers throughout Australia in the broadcasting and recorded entertainment industry and their employees.

Crew
Jul 01
2014

5.1 Book Option Agreement - Precedent Template

This Book Option Agreement may be used where a Production Company wishes to create a film or production based on an Author’s book.

Writers

5.2 Option and Purchase Agreement - Precedent Template

This precedent is intended for use where a Producer wishes to acquire the rights to make a Program based on the Owner’s Work.  

Writers
Jul 01
2014

5.3 Quit Claim - Precedent Template

This Quit Claim is for use where a Producer and a Service Provider have agreed that the Service Provider will no longer provide services for a Film and the Producer wishes to ensure that all rights have been reassigned to the Producer. 

Template Agreement
Jul 01
2014

5.4 Writer's Assignment Agreement - Precedent Template

This Writer’s Assignment Agreement precedent may be appropriate for use where a production company wishes to acquire rights in a writer’s work by way of an assignment. 

Writers
Jul 01
2014

5.5 Script Editor's Agreement - Precedent Template

This Script Editor’s Agreement is for use where a production company wishes to engage a Script Editor to work on the draft of a screenplay for a Film.

Template Agreement
Jul 01
2014

5.6 Standard Writer's Contract - Series and Serials Agreement (SASA)

This template contract is for the engagement of writers under SASA as agreed by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screen Producers Australia.  

TV,Writers
Jul 01
2014

5.7 Standard Writer's Contract - Miniseries and Telemovies Agreement (MATA)

This template contract is for the engagement of writers under MATA as agreed by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screen Producers Australia.  

TV,Writers
Jul 01
2014

5.8 Standard Writer's Contact - Children Television Agreement (CTA)

This template contract is for the engagement of writers under CTA as agreed by the Australian Writers' Guild and Screen Producers Australia.  

TV,Writers
Jul 01
2014

5.9 Artist's Deal Memo (Feature Film ) - Precedent Template

This Artist’s Deal Memo precedent is intended for use by Producer’s who will be engaging actors/artists for feature films under the Actors Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA).

Feature,Performers
Jul 01
2014

5.10 Artist's Deal Memo (Television) - Precedent Template

This Artist’s Deal Memo (Television) precedent is intended for use by Producer’s who will be engaging actors/artists to perform in a serial drama/comedy, series drama/comedy (other than variety), a sketch comedy, pilot or single play program for television exhibition

SVOD,Online,TV,Performers
Sep 13
2016

5.11 Artist's Contract (Television) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA MOU 2016)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors for broadcast television programs after 11 July 2016 under the ATRRA MOU 2016 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. 

TV,Performers
Sep 13
2016

5.12 Artist's Lender Contract (Television) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA MOU 2016)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors via a lender for broadcast television programs after 11 July 2016 under the ATRRA MOU 2016 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia.

TV,Performers
Sep 13
2016

5.13 Artist's Contract (SVOD) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA MOU 2016)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors for SVOD programs after 11 July 2016 under the ATRRA MOU 2016 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. 

SVOD,Performers
Sep 13
2016

5.14 Artist's Lender Contract (SVOD) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA MOU 2016)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors via a lender for SVOD programs after 11 July 2016 under the ATRRA MOU 2016 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. 

SVOD,Performers
Sep 13
2016

5.15 Artist's Contract (Online) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA MOU 2016)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors for online programs after 11 July 2016 under the ATRRA MOU 2016 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. 

Online,Performers
Sep 13
2016

5.16 Artist's Lender Contract (Online) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA MOU 2016)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors via a lender for online programs after 11 July 2016 under the ATRRA MOU 2016 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. 

Online,Performers
Jan 01
2004

5.17 Artists Contract - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA 2000/04)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors under the ATRRA 2000 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. Note: can only be used in certain circumstances after 11 July 2016. See clause 6 of the 5.11 ATRRA MOU 2016.

TV,Performers
Jan 01
2004

5.18 Artists Contract (Lender) - Actors Television Repeats and Residuals Agreement (ATRRA 2000/04)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors under the ATRRA 2000 as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia. Note: can only be used in certain circumstances after 11 July 2016. See clause 6 of the 5.11 ATRRA MOU 2016.

TV,Performers
Jul 01
2012

5.19 Artist's Contract - Australian Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors under AFFCA as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia.

Feature,Performers
Jul 01
2012

5.20 Artist's Contract (Lender) - Australian Feature Film Collective Agreement (AFFCA)

This template contract is for the engagement of actors being hired out by a company under AFFCA as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia.

Feature,Performers
Jul 01
2014

5.21 Key Creative's Deal Memo - Precedent Template

This Key Creative Deal Memo precedent is intended for use by Producers who will be engaging Key Creative crew under the Motion Picture Production Certified Agreement (MPPCA).  

Template Agreement,Crew
Jul 01
2014

5.22 Consultant's Agreement - Precedent Template

This Consultant’s Agreement is for use where a production company wishes to ensure that an individual who as an independent contractor providing consultant services for a production, transfers all rights in the production to the Producer 

Template Agreement,Crew
Mar 04
2010

5.23 Standard Crew Contact - Motion Picture Production Collective Agreement (MPPCA)

This template contract is for the engagement of technical crew under MPPCA as agreed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) and Screen Producers Australia.  

Template Agreement,Crew
Jul 01
2014

5.24 Producer Agreement - Precedent Template

This Producer Agreement is intended for use where a Production Company wishes to engage an Individual Producer to work on a Production and that producer is the employee of another company (the Lender). 

Template Agreement
Jul 01
2014

5.25 Director's Agreement - Precedent Template

This Director’s Agreement is for use where the Production Company wishes to engage a director as an independent contractor and not as an employee under the Motion Picture Production Certified Agreement (MPPCA) 

Template Agreement
Jul 01
2014

5.26 Composer's Agreement - Precedent Template

This Composer’s Agreement precedent is for use when a Production Company wishes to engage a composer to work on a Film as an independent contractor 

Template Agreement
Jul 01
2004

5.27 Location Agreement - Precedent Template

This Location Agreement precedent is for use where a Producer wishes to obtain a property owner’s consent to use the property in a production. 

Template Agreement
Jul 01
2014

5.28 Service's Agreement - Precedent Template

This Services Agreement is for use where a Producer wishes to engage an individual Service Provider as an independent contractor.

Template Agreement
Jun 29
2017

5.29 Child Safe Policy and Code

This template has been prepared using the Victorian Commission for Children and Young People’s Guide for Creating a Child Safe Organisation, December 2015. It is provided to members of Screen Producers Australia as an illustration only. 

Template Agreement
Jan 01
1995

Safety Guidance Notes

The Australian Film Commission (AFC), Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Screen Producers Australia, and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) collaborated on these safety guidance notes for the film and television industry published in 1995.

Feature,TV,Crew,Performers,Writers
Jul 09
2013

ABC Terms of Trade

This document contains the Terms of Trade covering programs commissioned by the ABC from the production industry agreed upon by ABC Television and Screen Producers Australia.

TV,Terms of Trade