Collective Agreement – An agreement between an employer and the Writers Guild of America. The agreement defines the wages and working conditions of writers hired by a undersigned employer. Distribution agreement – A secondary agreement that allows a company to distribute a product. This company is responsible for paying pension and health contributions for the compensation it has paid to the writer, up to the ceiling as it occurs. Comparison – An agreement between a writer and his employer who signed it to settle a dispute. Amounts paid as part of a transaction agreement are subject to reporting within the limit of Section 17 of the MBA. Audit Entry – If an on-demand employer fails to make its books and documents available to its trusts for review, trusts may sue the employer for an injunction to allow the review. Trusts have the right to recover all costs incurred by this action, including their legal fees. Any employer who signs a WGA collective agreement agrees to be reviewed. AMPTP – The Alliance of Film and Television Producers. The organization that negotiates collective agreements with the Writers Guild of America. The WGA is entitled to financial insurance with regard to the image in order to ensure compliance with image obligations. In the case of images that employ DGA and/or the SAG-AFTRA core agreement, the WGA`s safety interest will be combined simultaneously and in the same form as the security interest for SAG-AFTRA and/or DGA.
The DGA and SAG-AFTRA are cooperating with the WGA to obtain the financial assurances necessary for the WGA as a convenience for the producer group and to ensure consistency in the provision of financial insurance to the aforementioned guilds, including, but not limited to, guaranteeing security agreements, inter-creditor agreements, subordination agreements, guarantee agreements, a residual reserve or a collection account management agreement. If you have any questions about financial insurance, please contact the signature department at (212) 767-7837. (Article 47) Acceptance agreement – An agreement signed by a company in which it assumes all the contractual obligations of a contract employer. An entity that signs an acceptance agreement agrees to make a commitment to make contributions to trusts. Audit – A process conducted by trust funds to determine whether contributions have been made by a sub-signature company in the correct amounts and periods associated. When an employer signs a collective agreement with the WGA, it agrees to be reviewed. Signatory Employer – An employer who has signed a collective agreement with the Writers Guild of America and agrees to abide by its terms. If the project is sold or licensed to another company, you enter into appropriate purchaser sales or acquisition agreements and send copies to the WGAE Signature Department in 250 Hudson Street, Suite 700, New York, NY 10013, or WGAW Signatories at 7000 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Minimum Basic Contract (MBA) – The intermediate collective agreement negotiated between the Class of America and the AMPTP. Notify all participating authors in writing of the following names or authors within a reasonable time after the employment of each subsequent author. (Article 18) Salary Advance – An amount paid to a writer before the start of services.