SAG-AFTRA members have ratified television animation contracts with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The new three-year contract, which must be approved by the SAG-AFTRA Executive Committee, is retroactive to July 1 and runs until June 30, 2023. The performers` union said the terms of the agreement include the benefits in its recently ratified master`s contract for feature film and primetime TV. If approved by the committee, the agreement will be subject to ratification by the “relevant members” who collaborated on the treaty. “Building on our successful TV/theatre negotiations, the new animation contracts position members to increase the remnants of subscription streaming services – the area of greatest growth,” said Ray Rodriguez, Chief Contracts Officer of SAG-AFTRA. Tv animation contracts expired on June 30, but were extended until July 30. “The industry is changing and our contracts are changing,” said Ray Rodriguez, Chief Contracts Officer of SAG-AFTRA. “Building on our successful TV/theatre negotiations, the new animation contracts position members to increase the residue of subscription streaming services, the area of the greatest growth.” Members approved the three-year contracts at 87.68% against 12.32%, as announced on Wednesday evening by the Union of Interpreters. The new deal also involves changes in broadcast resistance, from a fixed remain to a remnant based on the distributor`s gross revenue of 6% – the same formula that applies to content that switches to basic cable. SAG-AFTRA said the new formula was the main concession it made to pave the way for the rise of streaming stations – a compromise that says animation language players are positioning themselves to increase their remains in the fastest growth area of their work, while the possibilities of animation programs are increased to be exposed to broadcasting, which is in decline. “The new formula was the main concession paid for the increase in streaming scraps, an exchange that positions sag-AFTRA animation players to increase their leftovers in the fastest growth of their work, while increasing the possibilities of animated programs in the Broadcast-Syndication, a declining market,” the union said.
The new deal also includes an animation gain for payments for interstitial bits – animated programs lasting less than two minutes. SAG-AFTRA has reached a preliminary agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers for a three-year contract for tv animations. The new agreement builds on the action film and live television contract recently ratified by the union and contains many advantages applicable to the agreement, including: in addition to the inclusion of profits made in its new live action agreements, the union includes that the new animation contract also implies a significant breakthrough in the requirement to pay for animation programmes for new media. Now, animated programs for subscription streaming services that are not considered a “high budget” – because they do not reach the minimum required 20 minutes or do not reach the new budget threshold of $500,000 — must still pay a balance if they last at least 11 minutes and have a budget of at least $25,000 per minute.