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More money for writers : New remuneration rules in the case of the ARD

Without the creative power of the scriptwriters, no successful movies and TV shows can produce, this is especially true since the major streaming services more on local productions and the classic television channels in this respect, increasing competition. Against this Background, the ARD agreed, your movie daughter Degeto and the producers ' Alliance on the new remuneration arrangements. One and a half years had been intensively negotiated with the Association of German screenplay authors (VDD) and the Association of German stage and media publishers (VDB). Instead of the previous one-time payments, a combination of base and Nachvergütung will apply to all of the ARD and Degeto commissioned productions, such as the partners in the negotiations said on Saturday.

Clear about the Buy-Out fees

So that the previous practice of one-off payments or repeat belongs to fees in the past. The now agreed the basis of minimum fees, which are significantly above the far as a Buy-Out fee paid, average compensation payments. In addition, the Script writers, and authors will be given a participation entitlement at the time of commercial evaluation. A new entry in a usage-based Online compensation also.

The common remuneration rules come with signing with retroactive effect to 1. January 2019. The new nachvergütung claim on all of television film productions application, for a Buy-Out, compensation was agreed and the first broadcast from 1. January 2008.

Over 90 writers in the "contract '18" required extended participation rights to productions of the now-found regulation says, however, nothing.

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Markus Ehrenberg

"The adequate remuneration of authors is the basis for the future of the German television fiction. This agreement is a step to ensure the quality of public broadcasting, especially in terms of new Player in the market," said Peter Henning, one of the negotiators of the two screenplay associations. NDR-General counsel Michael Boldly announced to review the new rules in two years. So, it will be determined whether it comes with the model to the intended to better position the authors. Otherwise, should be adapted to the rules again. Boldly invited other copyright associations, the model connect.

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