The DGA and SAG thresholds for the low budget are similar: 2.6 and 2.5 million $US respectively. The Authors` Guild pulls the line far down, to $1.2 million. Depending on the budget of a film, it falls to a certain level, which then dictates the union rates and rules in force. Anything above the top of Animal 3 ($14.2 million) are full union rates, the rates of which are adjusted according to the size of the budget. The conclusion is that you should always check the budget of a project and what the corresponding union rates are. Simply put, union workers` rates of pay differ from production to production for unionized projects. These rates are determined by the overall budget of a project. It is a slippery ladder. Higher-budget films pay higher wages to all union workers, and lower-budget projects pay lower wages. IATSE Local 873 supports all filmmakers at every budget level with highly qualified professional crews.
To do this, Local 873 created the IATSE 873 Independent Agreement. If you are an independent producer who has not signed IATSE agreements, please contact the local 873 business agent to discuss your project and we will gladly provide you with a copy of the agreement with differentiated rates and margins based on your project budget. * Technically, there is an animal 0, it is a low-budget ULTRA movie and more of a familiar term that the producers use than everything. Every three years, IATSE and AMPTP ratify the IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement. To help you prepare for budgeting, crew hiring, and discuss the benefits for your future productions, we`ve outlined the latest changes at the primary level, salary, marginal rate, and positions. The Low Budget Theatrical Agreement is a three-year contract managed by the IATSE International Office. The contract specifically covers low-budget independent theatre productions with budgets of less than $12 million. This agreement has nearly 300 signatory companies across North America. If any of the signatory companies were to enter our jurisdiction, Local 873 would have exclusive rights to serve production under this agreement.
If the project budget exceeds the $12 million level, the local agreement expiring 873 would come into effect. The International appoints an international representative as the contractual administrator in charge of the local service. But not all high-budget or low-budget films are funded in the same way. This is where the step-by-step system comes into play. Distinction between union films with a low, lower and lowest budget (the key word here is “Union”). There are no trade union productions that can be covered by – or above – animal directives), IATSE developed the animal system. This allows them to regulate salaries and adapt them to a standard level according to the budget of the film, without unfairly favoring projects with very small budgets and / or allowing their members to be exploited by a production that does its best to deflate pfenns. No no.
Even within IATSE, the natives who determine the salaries and rights of their members differ slightly in their definition of level levels. . . .