1.75% fee rise for ITV writers

ITV is increasing its minimum rates for writers by 1.75% from 1 July 2016 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 £13,515, with the rate for series/serials rising to £10,577. For long-running series the minimum rate increases to £3,526 per half-hour slot length.

WGGB Acting General Secretary Ellie Peers said: “We welcome the above-inflation increase of 1.75% on minimum fees. ITV is a successful company, so it is only right that writers share in that success. We continue to negotiate with ITV to improve the money they pay to writers for using their material on video-on-demand services such as ITV Player, which will be distributed via Writers Digital Payments.”

You can view the new ITV rate card here.

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