2% fee rise for ITV writers

ITV is increasing its minimum rates for writers by 2% from 1 October 2017 following negotiations with the WGGB and the PMA (the agents’ trade association).

This means that the flagship rate for a one-hour drama goes up to £13,785, with the rate for series/serials rising to £10,788. For long-running series the minimum rate increases to £3,596 per half-hour slot length.

WGGB General Secretary Ellie Peers said: “We welcome this uplift in minimum fees. This good news follows on from the recent agreement of a seven-year deal with ITV to pay writers for using their material on video-on-demand services such as ITV Hub (distributed via the Writers Digital Payments scheme).

“We have further negotiations planned with ITV to improve the terms and conditions for television screenwriters.”

You can view the new ITV rate card here.

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