All participating authors have the right to see an excerpt from the film. The company must invite all participating authors to consult the Director`s Cup within 48 hours of the company`s visit. If a CV/CD dvd cassette is made available to the company instead of an ad, all participating authors must also receive a DVD/videotape copy of the cup. For television pilots, the company must invite all participating authors to see the last director`s cup or a subsequent cut before the final cut of the film. The review of the cut must be done in a timely manner to allow authors to submit treatment proposals that, if approved, could be implemented effectively. (Article 48) This brochure should be read as a guide, in conjunction with the respective model agreements. If you have general questions about certain parts of these models, you should refer them to NZWG or SPADA to see if they can help. Specifically, if these questions involve matters of a sensitive legal or commercial nature, you should refer them to your legal counsel. The use of this contract can and will make your life easier, both at the time of the negotiation of the agreement and in those unfortunate cases where a dispute arises at a later date. We believe that this contract can help ensure that writers are paid earlier, reduce disputes over the language of the contract and eliminate the inclusion of unexpected and unwelcome provisions, which are too often discovered after the contract is signed. Currently, the Guild`s standard form contract is for employment on theatre films, but additional forms will be available in the future. The form contains spaces to fill out and fields to check to reflect the agreement in the negotiated form.

Make sure all relevant parts are filled. If they are subject to the MBA, the MBA conditions will be replaced by all the provisions in the form that are less favourable. This form also contains provisions that are not required in the MBA, but which WGAW recognizes as either “standard” or as important for negotiating in a single writer`s contract. If you have any questions, call WGAW. In New Zealand, unlike other screen industries, there are no minimum agreements to create a price line and conditions for the inclusion of writers. The Employment Relations Act, which allows unions to negotiate with employers, does not cover any contractors and most writers in New Zealand work as contractors. This is why it is essential that authors ensure that their contracts are complete and that they sufficiently manage the relationship between themselves and the producer. Party /party – the people who take the agreement. You can sign yourself as long as you are two legal persons (for example.

B a manufacturer and a production company). This downloadable brochure is designed as an informative guide to the New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) model contracts negotiated in 2001 between the NZWG and the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA). These standard agreements include an option agreement, a sales contract and a screenwriter agreement. The company must list a maximum of three authors or writing teams on the call sheet next to the director or producer. In addition, a copy of the daily call sheet must be made available to the scribe currently employed (or, if there is no scribe currently employed, an author previously employed at the company`s choice). All participating authors of form-form television films must be included in the recruitment/crew lists. (Article 48) All participating authors have the right to see an excerpt from the film. For theatre films, each participating author is entitled to a “Writer`s Viewing Period”. Although the planning of this reference period remains in the hands of the company, the MBA ensures that the observation period is in a timely manner for the author`s proposals to be implemented, provided it is approved. (Article 48) The company must make a free video cassette or DVD of the film available to the authors of a theatre film when it is made for sale.