Australian Camera Department Rates Card Implementation
- SPAA, Producers, Production Companies, MEAA, Film Schools, Booking agents
In recent years, complaints have been arising regarding the state of rates within the film and television industry and the struggle to negotiate a fair wage from productions.
Commercial production companies have been increasing the use of deals such as the 10 for 8, as well as asking at times for other deals that cut into our entitlements, wages and rates. In local television and film production, as well as offshore productions, entitlements have been lost at times, and wages have also stagnated or else increased at a slow rate, compared with the rising cost of living.
The camera department values the sustainability of the screen industry though fair wages for all. It wishes to present a new recommended standard for market values and minimums for the positions listed. Our hope is that buy having fair rates that budgets will become more realistic and thereby improving the quality of work overall by requiring productions have higher standards to begin with.
The industry needs to keep experienced workers in our department to both maintain quality and efficiency and to train the next generation. To do this we need to be able to make a living wage, and continuing low rates will only help to starve our industry of the experience it needs.
We need to unify and agree that sending this rate card out is the best action we can take to protect our future.
We the undersigned, agree that the Australian Camera Department rates card is the new standard for determining the recommended minimum rates for Offshore and local feature film and television drama, commercial advertising and corporate productions.
We the undersigned agree that as of December 1 2017, we will be asking for the minimum rates when negotiating any new employment deal, and that the standard working day is a 10 hour call, for all film, television, commercial advertising and corporate productions.
We the undersigned agree to the conditions of the MPPA with the addition of conditions and rates outlined in the aforementioned rate card.
We the undersigned agree to share within the community occurrences where minimums are not met.
The Australian Camera Department Rates Card Implementation petition to SPAA, Producers, Production Companies, MEAA, Film Schools, Booking agents was written by Australian drama and commercial Camera Department and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.