Contracts and Rates

IATSE Local 891 is one of three unions which form the British Columbia Council of Film Unions (BCCFU). The BCCFU Master Agreement is negotiated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA), and provides terms and conditions for productions of all budget levels.

Please visit the BCCFU website for access to all rate and fringe sheets for the three individual unions, as well as the documentation required to adhere to the agreement. The website guides producers to the appropriate rate and fringe sheets based on the specific production type, as follows:

The BCCFU Master Agreement Contains the Following Rate Structure:

    Features, Direct-to-Video/DVD

    Budget Wages Negotiable Tier Two Rate Tier One Rate Feature Rate
    $3M and below x      
    More than $3M up to $8M x    
    More than $8M up to $14M     x  
    More than $14M       x

    Network (ABC, NBC, CBS) 1-hour episodic series

    Season Tier Two Rate Tier One Rate Last Year's TV Rate TV Rate
    Pilot x      
    Season 1 x    
    Season 2     x  
    Season 3+       x

    Non-Network episodic series

    Season Tier Two Rate Tier One Rate Last Year's TV Rate
    Pilot x    
    Season 1 x  
    Season 2   x  
    Season 3+     x

    Other

    Project Type Tier Two Rate
    MOW x
    Canadian Domestic Television, all seasons x

    * Budget is defined as per Article 2.03 and S1.02 of the Agreement, is expressed in Canadian dollars, and is defined as “the total budget for a project and shall include offsets for tax credit and production incentives but does not include a contingency up to 10% of the Budget, costs of financing and bonds.”

    Enquiries

    For enquiries regarding contracts, please contact the IATSE Local 891 Business Representative, at 604-664-8912, or by email at businessrep@iatse.com.