Thursday, January 11, 2007

Docudrama rates

All of the Guild's major TV agreements are likely to be renegotiated this year and one subject certain the be discussed is the rates paid for the drama element of docudrama. On the Guild's website, J.C. Wilsher and Isabelle Grey set out the arguments for drama in docudrama to be included in the minimum terms agreements.
Writers of TV drama should be getting TV drama rates and terms, whether they are commissioned by a drama or a factual department. Of course there may be ‘discounts’ from the full original drama rate – the dramatised sequences may only be a portion of the programme’s running time; storyline and underlying source or research material may have been provided.

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