Wages and residual bases: general increases in wages and residual incomes of 2.5% in the first year of the agreement and 3% in the second and third years of the agreement. Unscripted Programming: For the first time, associate directors and scene managers will receive a $55 daily remote location fee in “other prime time drama programs,” in addition to daily allowances and any other location costs that may be incurred. The maximum cap on production costs during a working week for associate directors and stage managers employed in non-prime time entertainment programs is increased from $71 to $100 for each work week and further increased by the salary stairs of the second and third years of the agreement. On some basic cable shows, employers now have to pay overtime and work bonuses on six and seven days and holidays. The DGA has reached a preliminary agreement with ABC, CBS and NBC for a new contract for employees and freelance members of television channels that work on corporate networks and many local news, sports and operating channels. The new agreement provides for wage and residual increases of 2.5% in the first year of the agreement and 3% in the second and third years of the agreement. In the first year of the agreement, the contribution rate of employers to the pension plan will increase by 1%, from 7% to 8%. The DGA will also have the right to allocate up to 0.5% of the second and third year salary to either the pension plan or the health plan. If you don`t work with Fox, NBC, ABC or CBS, your TV prices will fall directly into the cable/non-network camp. In general, these DGA rates are generally more advantageous for projects that do not have old royalties. Other remnants: the remaining bases for foreign free television will increase by 2.5% in the first year of the agreement and by 3% one year out of two and three, while the increase in the remaining bases for video-on-demand, funded by advertising, non-primetime network, syndication and basic cables will be 0.5% lower than these percentages, and the rest of pay TV and premiumy network availability fees will not increase.