High-Budget SVOD Residuals: How Do They Work?
Domestic subscriber tiers, program length, and exhibition year determine amounts.
Residuals are compensation paid for the reuse of a credited writer’s work. When you receive credit on produced Guild-covered material, you are entitled to compensation if the material is reused. If you have written an episode of a high-budget series, or an original feature for a subscription streaming service, you might be wondering about your residuals.
As a result of the 2007 strike, WGA members won jurisdiction over writing for the Internet. This has proven to be an important victory that has continued to pay off for members. Subscription streaming services are on track to become the largest employment market for writers in the near future, and the Guild continues to make improvements to these residuals in each MBA.
So, what do the residuals look like for High-Budget Subscription Video on Demand (HBSVOD)? Read more >>