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					       GUEST ARTIST POLICY
Begins September 7, 2009   Terminates September 7, 2014
                                                  TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREAMBLE ............................................................................................................................................... 1
1.          PROCEDURE................................................................................................................................ 1
2.          COMPENSATION ......................................................................................................................... 2
3.          DEDUCTIONS FOR BENEFITS PROVIDED BY EQUITY .......................................................... 4
4.          AUTHORIZATION ......................................................................................................................... 5
5.          SIGNING POWERS ...................................................................................................................... 5
6.          REHEARSAL TERM AND ARRIVAL............................................................................................ 5
7.          CONTINUOUS ENGAGEMENT ................................................................................................... 5
8.          TERMINATION.............................................................................................................................. 5
9.          REHEARSAL HOURS .................................................................................................................. 6
10.         PERFORMANCES ........................................................................................................................ 6
11.         STAGE MANAGER PREPARATION TIME .................................................................................. 6
12.         SAFE AND SANITARY PLACES OF ENGAGEMENT................................................................. 7
13.         CONTRACTS AND RIDERS......................................................................................................... 7
14.         RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS ........................................................................................ 7
15.         PROGRAMME AND WEBSITE NOTICE...................................................................................... 8
16.         APPRENTICE CREDITS .............................................................................................................. 8
17.         MATERIAL BREACH.................................................................................................................... 8
18.         BREACHES .................................................................................................................................. 8
19.         ARBITRATION .............................................................................................................................. 8
20.         HARASSMENT ............................................................................................................................. 8
21.         OTHER ACTIVITIES ..................................................................................................................... 9
22.         RECOGNITION OF CANADIAN ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION .......................................... 9
23.         TERM OF POLICY ........................................................................................................................ 9
APPENDIX A - SAMPLE LETTER OF CREDIT...................................................................................... 10
APPENDIX B - ARTIST PAYMENT EXAMPLES UNDER THE GUEST ARTIST POLICY ................... 11
APPENDIX C - ARTIST REMITTANCE EXAMPLES ............................................................................. 12
APPENDIX D - BONDING EXAMPLES ................................................................................................. 12




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PREAMBLE
   The Guest Artist Policy is the instrument by which a member of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA or
   Equity) may be engaged to appear in non or semi-professional productions, as defined by Equity. Members
   of ACTRA/UBCP, Union des Artistes* or any other professional artists’ union must be signed to an
   Equity contract, joining Equity in order to accept work in Equity’s jurisdiction. (*UdA members may
   work on an Equity contract up to three times per year without joining Equity.)
     Please be advised that:
           Permission is not automatic.
           Equity members may not begin work until an Equity contract is signed and filed with Equity’s Western
           or National office (depending on the Engager’s point of origin).
           Touring, Dinner Theatre and Theatre for Young Audiences activities (such as school touring or
           children’s theatre) are prohibited under the Guest Artist Policy.
           The Guest Artist Policy is not appropriate for a production presented in a theatre which usually engages
           Equity members under a negotiated scale agreement such as the Independent Theatre Agreement
           (ITA) or Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA). In those circumstances the Engager would be expected
           to engage Equity members under terms and conditions no less favourable than those of the host
           theatre.
           A member must be paid up and in good standing with Equity before beginning work.
           Contracts must be filed prior to the date of the first rehearsal.
           Artists‘ payments are due in the form of certified cheques, cash, or money orders. Company and
           personal cheques are not permitted.
           One or more Equity Stage Managers may be required if the number of Equity performers exceed one
           third (1/3) of the acting company. An Engager should contact an Equity Business Representative to
           discuss this, prior to sending the letter requesting permission to engage the Artists.
           The engagement week (work week) runs from Monday through Sunday inclusive. The prorating of
           Artists’ fees is not permitted.
           For activities not covered by this policy, the Engager should contact an Equity Business Representative
           to determine under which of Equity’s other policies and agreements the activities may be
           accommodated.
     Please contact an Equity Business Representative to discuss your production’s eligibility under the Guest
     Artist Policy.


1.   PROCEDURE
     (A) Submit a letter requesting permission to engage the Artist, describing the performing arts organization,
         giving the dates of rehearsal and performances, proposed fees, and name of production, venue and
         cast list complete with the names of all Stage Management staff, Director and Choreographer. The cast
         list must identify members of other professional associations, including, but not limited to,
         ACTRA/UBCP, UdA, and AEA. Should the Artist be required to travel from his or her place of residence,
         his or her accommodation and travel arrangements must also be included in the proposal. This letter
         must be received at least four (4) weeks prior to rehearsal. Upon receipt of this letter, Equity will
         consider the request. Should the request be granted, Equity will send the Engager a letter giving
         permission to engage the Artist(s). Should the request be deemed not to fall under the provisions of the
         Guest Artist Policy, the Engager will be informed in writing of that fact, and Equity will return any
         security and payments which accompanied the request for permission. Please call an Equity Business
         Representative at the Equity office to discuss other options for producing.
           For limited engagements of two to three (2-3) weeks’ duration, alternative security arrangements may
           be possible with the prior written permission of Equity. Please contact an Equity Business
           Representative to discuss the possibility of making such arrangements prior to sending the letter
           requesting permission to engage the Artist(s).
     (B)   Should the Artist be required to travel from his or her place of residence to the Engager's point of origin,
           the Engager must confirm in its proposal to Equity the arrangements for the Artist’s travel and
           accommodation. Equity, when giving its approval, will then require the Engager to attach a rider to the
           Artist's contract, outlining the travel and accommodation arrangements.

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     (C)     The minimum amount of security (commonly called the “Bond”) must equal two (2) weeks negotiated
             contractual fees for each Equity member, plus an additional percentage equivalent to the percentage
             total of applicable service taxes (GST / HST) and a potential bookkeeping fee of one hundred dollars
             ($100.00). The bond must include the funds to cover first-class round-trip rail transportation or round-
             trip economy air transportation. Alternatively, should the Engager provide round-trip transportation
             directly to the Artist in advance of the engagement, the cost of the transportation may be omitted from
             the bond.
             Equity will accept the following as Security: cash, certified cheque, money order, or Bank Letter of
             Credit. The wording of the Letter of Credit is precise and exact, and may not be altered in any way,
             except that an expiry date may be included, provided said expiry date occurs at least two (2) months
             after the close of a season or production. See the standard Bank Letter of Credit form included with this
             document.
     (D)     A Guest Artist contract processing fee of sixty-five dollars ($65.00) is required for each contract issued.
             Once permission for the engagement has been granted, and upon receipt of the Security and the Guest
             Artist processing fee(s), Equity will forward to the Engager the forms of contract for the engagement.
             These forms may not be duplicated without the express written consent of Equity.
             Equity will release the Security bond at the end of the engagement upon written request from the
             Engager following receipt of the Release Statement from the Artist(s) which clearly states that all
             contractual obligations have been met, and provided all RRSP, dues and insurance payments have
             been received by Equity. The Release Statement will be forwarded to the Engager with the Artist's
             contract.


2.   COMPENSATION
     (A) Determination of Applicable Minimum Fee Category
             The applicable minimum fee for Equity members engaged under the Guest Artist Policy is based upon
             the capacity of the venue in which the production will be presented and the ticket price for the
             production as well as discipline of work (Performer/Stage Manager/Director/Choreographer).
             TIER I minimum fees apply to productions which are presented in a venue with less than 300 seats and
             a maximum ticket price under thirty dollars ($30.00).
             TIER II minimum fees apply to productions which are presented in a venue with more than 299 seats
             and/or productions for which the price of any ticket to a performance is more than twenty-nine dollars
             and ninety-nine cents ($29.99). Equity may also determine that Tier II minimum fees apply to a
             production where the nature of the production and/or the producer exceeds the non- or semi-
             professional scope of the Guest Artist Policy.
     (B)     Minimum Fees
             The minimum fee periods shall be as follows: for 2009 -10 from September 7, 2009 to September 5,
             2010; for 2010-2011 from September 6, 2010 to September 4, 2011; for 2011 -2012 from September 5,
             2011 to September 2, 2012; for 2012 -2013 from September 3, 2012 to September 8, 2012; and for
             2013 – 2014 from September 9, 2013 to September 7, 2014. Please note that the minimum fees for
             each period are subject to change in accordance with Article 23 of this Policy.

                               September 7, 2009 to September 5, 2010
                                              Tier 1                         Tier 2
                                                                    Minimum
                                      Minimum         Minimum                                            Minimum
                                                                       Fee per
                                  Fee per week       Guarantee                                          Guarantee
                                                                         week
           Performer                    $588.00       $1,176.00        $770.00                           $1,540.00
           Stage Manager                $770.00       $1,540.00     $1,001.00                            $2,002.00
           Director                   $1,020.00       $1,020.00     $1,319.00                            $1,319.00
           Choreographer                $835.00         $835.00     $1,084.00                            $1,084.00
                         Additional Services: $38.00 per hour or part thereof




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                          September 6, 2010 to September 4, 2011
                                         Tier 1                         Tier 2
                                                               Minimum
                                 Minimum         Minimum                                       Minimum
                                                                  Fee per
                             Fee per week       Guarantee                                     Guarantee
                                                                    week
      Performer                    $600.00       $1,200.00        $785.00                       $1,570.00
      Stage Manager                $785.00       $1,570.00     $1,021.00                        $2,042.00
      Director                   $1,041.00       $1,041.00     $1,345.00                        $1,345.00
      Choreographer                $852.00         $852.00     $1,105.00                        $1,105.00
                    Additional Services: $38.00 per hour or part thereof

                          September 5, 2011 to September 2, 2012
                                         Tier 1                         Tier 2
                                                               Minimum
                                 Minimum         Minimum                                       Minimum
                                                                  Fee per
                             Fee per week       Guarantee                                     Guarantee
                                                                    week
      Performer                    $618.00       $1,236.00        $809.00                       $1,618.00
      Stage Manager                $809.00       $1,618.00     $1,052.00                        $2,104.00
      Director                   $1,072.00       $1,072.00     $1,386.00                        $1,386.00
      Choreographer                $878.00         $878.00     $1,139.00                        $1,139.00
                    Additional Services: $38.00 per hour or part thereof

                          September 3, 2012 to September 8, 2013
                                         Tier 1                         Tier 2
                                                               Minimum
                                 Minimum         Minimum                                       Minimum
                                                                  Fee per
                             Fee per week       Guarantee                                     Guarantee
                                                                    week
      Performer                    $636.00       $1,272.00        $833.00                       $1,666.00
      Stage Manager                $833.00       $1,666.00     $1,083.00                        $2,166.00
      Director                   $1,104.00       $1,104.00     $1,427.00                        $1,427.00
      Choreographer                $904.00         $904.00     $1,173.00                        $1,173.00
                    Additional Services: $38.00 per hour or part thereof

                          September 9, 2013 to September 7, 2014
                                         Tier 1                         Tier 2
                                                               Minimum
                                 Minimum         Minimum                                       Minimum
                                                                  Fee per
                             Fee per week       Guarantee                                     Guarantee
                                                                    week
      Performer                    $655.00       $1,310.00        $858.00                       $1,716.00
      Stage Manager                $858.00       $1,716.00     $1,116.00                        $2,232.00
      Director                   $1,137.00       $1,137.00     $1,470.00                        $1,470.00
      Choreographer                $931.00         $931.00     $1,208.00                        $1,208.00
                    Additional Services: $38.00 per hour or part thereof

(C)     Negotiated Fee
        The fee negotiated between the Engager and the Artist must be stipulated on the face of the contract
        as a weekly fee. Permission may be granted for the Engager to pay the Artist a total fee, where
        appropriate. Please contact an Equity Business Representative to discuss the possibility of paying the
        Artist a total fee prior to negotiating a fee with the Artist.




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     (D)   Royalty
           An Artist engaged as a Director or Choreographer has the right to negotiate a royalty in addition to the
           minimum fees stipulated above.
     (E)   Partial Weeks of Engagement
           The negotiated weekly fee must be paid for each week of engagement. Partial payments (prorating),
           except in the case of the fee for additional performances as outlined on the Guest Artist Contract, are
           not permitted.
     (F)   Additional Duties
           The Artist will not perform any additional duties that are not specified in his/her contract unless he/she
           negotiates additional compensation to his/her satisfaction which shall not be less than thirty-six dollars
           and fifty cents ($36.50) per week. Such additional duties and compensation shall be specified in a rider
           and attached to his/her contract and shall constitute part of the Artist’s contractual fee subject to Article 3.
           Additional duties may include, but are not limited to playing additional parts or undertaking additional
           understudy assignments not specified in the Artist’s contract at the time of its signing. An additional duty
           fee shall be negotiated per Role added to the Artist’s performing or understudy assignment(s), and shall
           apply to the Artist’s engagement for the duration of that production.
           Where the Engager requires Stage Management personnel to operate lighting and/or sound boards, it
           shall be considered an additional duty and shall be contracted separately in writing and included in a
           rider to the contract.
     (G)   Round Trip Transportation
           First-class round-trip rail transportation or round-trip economy air transportation must be provided to the
           Artist in addition to the Artist’s negotiated weekly fee.
     (H)   Method of Payment
           The Engager shall pay the Artist by certified cheque, money order, or cash on Thursday of each week,
           by the end of rehearsal or at the half-hour call when in performance.
     (I)   Service Taxes
           GST (or, if applicable, HST) must be paid to the registered Artist weekly. The GST is calculated on the
           negotiated contractual fee as well as any other compensation for additional services and/or
           performances, and cannot be included in the negotiated contractual fee.
     (J)   Vacation Pay for Stage Management
           In addition to the minimum fees above, Artists engaged as Stage Managers shall be paid vacation pay
           at the rate of four per cent (4%) of the contractual fee or at the rate set down under provincial law in the
           province of the Engager should that rate be greater than four per cent (4%).


3.   DEDUCTIONS FOR BENEFITS PROVIDED BY EQUITY
     The Engager shall deduct the following amounts from the fees payable to the Artist for Equity member dues
     and benefits, and remit these amounts to Equity on a bi-weekly basis.
     (A)   Invoices
           Invoices for benefits remittances will be mailed to the Engager in the first week after the
           commencement of work and every two (2) weeks thereafter. The invoices will cover two (2) week
           periods based on a Monday to Sunday work week or part thereof. The Engager will correct any errors
           or omissions and remit payment to Equity within two (2) weeks of receipt of the invoice. Payments
           which do not reach the Equity office within twenty-five (25) days of the date of issue of the invoice will
           be assessed a two per cent (2%) interest charge, compounded monthly.
     (B)   Working Dues
           The Engager shall deduct from fees payable to the Artist and remit to Equity two per cent (2%) of the
           member’s contractual fee for working dues.




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     (C)   Equity Member Benefits
           Equity provides benefits to its members, including but not necessarily limited to the provision of
           insurance and a group RRSP plan. The Engager shall deduct from fees payable to the Artist and remit
           to Equity six per cent (6%) of the Artist’s contractual fee plus sixteen dollars ($16.00) for each week of
           engagement (or part thereof).


4.   AUTHORIZATION
     By the signing of the Guest Artist contract, the Artist authorizes and directs the Engager to deduct any dues,
     initiation fees and periodic assessments from the Artist’s weekly fee and to remit same to Equity, for the term
     of the engagement contract. Neither the Engager nor the Artist has any right or power to waive or amend the
     conditions set forth in this Policy without the written consent of Equity.


5.   SIGNING POWERS
     The contract must be signed by the proper signing officers of the corporation.
     After completing the information on the contract, the Engager shall sign all four (4) copies of the Guest Artist
     Contract in ink, and then obtain the Artist’s signature on the four (4) copies. The Artist will retain one (1) copy,
     send one (1) copy to Equity, and return two (2) copies to the Engager. The Engager must immediately file one
     (1) copy with Equity. Artists must be signed to a contract before they may begin work.


6.   REHEARSAL TERM AND ARRIVAL
     The Engager will specify in the contract the first rehearsal date and time, opening date, performance venue
     and closing date.


7.   CONTINUOUS ENGAGEMENT
     The engagement begins on the date rehearsals begin or the required date of arrival if earlier, and continues
     until terminated. All calculations of sums due or benefits accruing to the Artist shall be computed on the basis
     of consecutive rehearsals and continuous engagement.


8.   TERMINATION
     (A) Before Rehearsals
           Prior to the beginning of rehearsals, the contract may be terminated as follows:
           (i)    By the Artist giving the Engager written notice at least two (2) weeks prior to the rehearsal date
                  specified in the contract and paying the Engager one (1) week’s fee. Should termination be due
                  to accident or illness, no such payment will be required.
           (ii)   By the Engager giving the Artist written notice, prior to the rehearsal date specified in the contract,
                  and paying the Artist an amount equal to two (2) weeks’ fee.
     (B)   During Rehearsals
           The contract may not be terminated during rehearsals, except with the permission of Equity, or except
           due to accident or illness. When the Artist shall have been absent for seven (7) consecutive days by
           reason of illness or accident, the Engager may terminate the Artist’s contract at the end of the seven (7)
           days effective immediately. This seven (7) day period shall be compensated at full contractual fee.
     (C)   After Opening
           After the first public performance, either party may terminate the contract by giving two (2) weeks’
           notice in writing to the other, such termination to be effective at the end of two (2) weeks after the notice
           is given. When the Artist shall have been absent for seven (7) consecutive days by reason of illness or
           accident, the Engager may terminate the Artist’s contract at the end of the seven (7) days effective
           immediately. This seven (7) day period shall be compensated at full contractual fee.




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9.   REHEARSAL HOURS
     (A) General Provisions
           Rehearsal hours prior to opening shall not exceed seven (7) out of eight and one half (8½) consecutive
           hours per day which shall include a one and a half (1½) hour meal break. There shall at all times be a
           meal break after not more than four (4) hours of rehearsal. There shall at all times be a break of at least
           one and a half (1½) hours prior to the half-hour call for a performance. The length of breaks in a
           rehearsal day must total at least five (5) minutes for every hour of rehearsal. These breaks are in
           addition to the meal break.
     (B)   Free Day
           There will be one (1) free day in each engagement week, (an engagement week is defined as Monday
           to Sunday) during which the Artist shall not be required to provide any service. Free days must not be
           more than nine (9) days apart.
     (C)   Additional Services
           Should the Artist be called for more than the hours stipulated above, the Artist will invoice the Engager
           for additional services at the rate as stipulated in Clause 2(B) per hour for any hour or part thereof for
           each such instance (e.g. extended rehearsal days to accommodate onstage and technical rehearsals
           such as cue-to-cue and tech/dress rehearsals).
           All calls including costume fittings, photo calls, production meetings, etc. must take place within
           rehearsal hours, or be considered additional services for which the Artist shall invoice for and be paid at
           the additional services rate per hour or part thereof in addition to his/her contractual fee.
           Artists cannot be required to provide additional services, nor waive payment for such additional
           services.
     (D)   Rehearsal After First Public Performance
           Rehearsal hours after first public performance shall be limited to eight (8) hours weekly in two calls not
           to exceed four (4) hours each.
     (E)   Rehearsal on a Performance Day
           On a single performance day, an Artist may be called to rehearse for one (1) continuous call of up to
           four (4) hours on the following conditions:
           (i)   the rehearsal call may not begin before 11:00 a.m.; and
           (ii)  there must be at least twelve (12) hours free between the end of the last call one day and the
                 Artist’s call to rehearse on the following day; and
           (iii) there must be at least one and a half (1½) hours free between rehearsal and performance.
           No Artist may be called to rehearse on a day with more than one (1) performance.

10. PERFORMANCES
    There may not be more than eight (8) performances in a week, nor may there be more than two (2)
    performances in a single day, nor more than five (5) performances in a three (3) consecutive day period.
     Each Artist must receive a meal break after four (4) hours of service to the Engager.
     The Artist may not be called for a performance prior to the half-hour call, and the Artist may not be required to
     remain at the Theatre after the final curtain.

11. STAGE MANAGER PREPARATION TIME
    The nature of a Stage Manager’s duties and responsibilities involves additional preparation time before and
    after each rehearsal and/or performance. Preparation time is separate from the half-hour call and any
    allowable rehearsal hours. Preparation time may not be transferred to another day. Preparation time may be
    used in part or in whole and is allocated at the discretion of the Stage Manager, and may not be used for any
    other purpose, including non-stage-management duties on behalf of the Engager, such as typing scripts and
    general office duties. The total time for stage management preparation cannot exceed one (1) hour on each
    rehearsal or performance day, or one and a half (1½) hours on a day with two (2) performances. Any
    additional time required for a Stage Manager’s preparation is payable at the Guest Artist additional services
    rate (See Clause 9(C)).
     These provisions for preparation time do not apply to the engagement of Assistant Stage Managers.

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12. SAFE AND SANITARY PLACES OF ENGAGEMENT
    The Engager will provide the Artist with safe and sanitary places of engagement. Equity’s representatives
    shall have the right to inspect its facilities to determine whether places of engagement are safe and sanitary.
    The Safety Guidelines for the Live Performance Industry in Ontario have been adopted by Equity as the basis
    of acceptable health and safety standards, and copies are available from Equity. In addition, in some
    provinces, Workers’ Compensation provisions will dictate the minimum working conditions for Artists. It is the
    Engager’s responsibility to abide by all applicable Workers’ Compensation legislation and to pay all premiums
    as required.


13. CONTRACTS AND RIDERS
    Equity is the exclusive collective bargaining agent for the Artist. The granting of permission for the
    engagement of an Equity member is on an individual basis only. It is necessary for the Engager to make
    application to Equity each time the Engager wishes to engage a member of the Association.
     The Engager may not present to an Artist a rider to their individual Guest Artist contract prior to the rider being
     approved in writing by Equity. Artists must be signed to the contract and the contract filed with Equity before
     the Artist may begin rehearsals.


14. RECORDINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS
    (A) Current Affairs
           A maximum of five (5) minutes of performance or rehearsal may be presented on a current affairs
           program during the current run of the production without payment to the Artist, provided that the
           Engager notifies the Artist(s) and Equity in advance, in writing. The written notification shall include the
           full particulars of the presentation.
     (B)   Other Recordings
           Other recordings or broadcasts of the production, such as:
           (i) promotional videos, or
           (ii) archival videotapes, and
           (iii) Public Service Announcement (PSAs)
           are strictly prohibited unless the Engager has obtained the advance written permission of Equity, and
           no Artist may participate in such a recording or broadcast unless said written permission has been
           obtained. The Engager agrees to abide by such terms and conditions as Equity may require (which
           may include payment to the Artist) in granting permission.
           Requests for recording are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and archival tapes may be held by
           Equity, where they may be signed out by the Producer of Record upon written request.
     (C)   Production Photographs
           The Engager may call the Artist during regular rehearsal hours for the taking of customary production
           photographs for the usual publicity and promotional purposes for the production and the Engager.
           Such use may include posting on the Engager’s website provided that the Engager uses its best efforts
           to prevent the downloading and misuse of the photograph.
           Outside of cosmetic changes (airbrushing, cropping, tinting, etc.), the Artist must approve any photo in
           which his/her image has been altered, or placed in a context unrelated to the original photograph. No
           Artist may be required to pose for nude photographs. All Artists in the production photograph must be
           properly identified and credited (names of the Artists and the title of the production).
           At the request of the Artist, and with the consent of all Artists who appear in the photograph, the
           Engager may agree to provide a copy of the photograph to an Artist for his/her own individual souvenir
           or promotional use. For the purpose of this Clause, “Artist” shall include all Artists whose artistic
           contribution to the production is represented in the photograph.
           Any further use of production photographs is prohibited without the express written permission of
           Equity, and subject to any conditions (including payment to the Artist) which Equity may require for such
           usage.



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15. PROGRAMME AND WEBSITE NOTICE
    Please note that the following must appear in all programs and on the Engager’s website (if applicable):
    “(Artist) appears with the permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association.”


16. APPRENTICE CREDITS
    The Engager is not in a position to offer or advertise Equity Apprentice credits. Upon request by the
    Apprentice and payment of the appropriate fee, Equity may extend apprentice credits for participation under a
    Guest Artist contract, where an Apprentice is already registered with Equity and has received their first credit
    under either the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) or Independent Theatre Agreement (ITA), and:
     (A)    For an Apprentice Actor:
            (i)  fifty per cent (50%) plus one (1) of the participants are Equity members and two-thirds (2/3) of the
                 performers are Equity members (not including the Apprentices); or
            (ii) the Stage Manager and Director are Equity members
     (B)    For an Apprentice Stage Manager:
            (i)  fifty per cent (50%) plus one (1) of the participants are Equity members and two-thirds (2/3) of the
                 performers are Equity members (not including the apprentices); and
           (ii) the Stage Manager and Director are Equity members
     To apply for a credit, an Equity Apprentice should write directly to either Equity office and an Equity Business
     Representative will determine whether a credit can be granted.


17. MATERIAL BREACH
    Non-payment or partial payment of fees, including payment for additional services, GST/HST, dues and
    benefits remittances to Equity, and transportation costs of the Artist to the point of origin and return, when due,
    shall be deemed a material breach of the contract giving any Artist the right to terminate forthwith the Artist’s
    contract with the Engager, Equity consenting.


18. BREACHES
    A breach of these terms and conditions by the Engager shall result in a penalty of not less than two (2) weeks’
    fees for each member under contract.


19. ARBITRATION
    Any controversy, claim or breach shall be settled by arbitration, in accordance with the applicable Equity
    arbitration rules as designated by Equity.


20. HARASSMENT
    It is the Engager’s responsibility to establish and maintain a workplace free from harassment and
    discrimination.
     Harassment includes, but is not limited to;
     (i)    inappropriate or insulting remarks, gestures, jokes, innuendoes or taunting about a person's racial or
            ethnic background, colour, place of birth, citizenship, ancestry, creed, or disability,
     (ii)   unwanted questions or comments about an Artist’s private life,
     (iii) posting or display of materials, articles, or graffiti, etc. which may cause humiliation, offence or
            embarrassment on prohibited grounds.

     Sexual Harassment:
     One or a series of comments or conduct of a gender-related or sexual nature that is known or ought
     reasonably be known to be unwelcome/unwanted, offensive, intimidating, hostile or inappropriate. Artists have
     the right to be free from:


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     (i)    sexual solicitation or advance made by a person in a position to confer, grant or deny a benefit or
            advancement,
     (ii)   reprisal or threat of reprisal for the rejection of a sexual solicitation or advance where the reprisal is
            made by a person in a position to grant, confer, or deny a benefit or advancement.

     Sexual harassment includes but is not limited to:
     (i)    unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendoes or taunting about a person's body, attire, gender, or sexual
            orientation,
     (ii)   unwanted touching or any unwanted or inappropriate physical contact such as touching, kissing,
            patting, hugging or pinching,
     (iii) unwelcome enquiries or comments about a person's sex life or sexual preference,
     (iv) leering, whistling, or other suggestive or insulting sounds,
     (v)    inappropriate comments about clothing, physical characteristics or activities,
     (vi) posting or display of materials, articles, or graffiti, etc. which is sexually oriented,
     (vii) requests or demands for sexual favours which include, or strongly imply, promises of rewards for
            complying (e.g., job advancement opportunities, and/or threats of punishment for refusal (e.g., denial of
            job advancement or opportunities).

     Negative Environment:
     All or part of the above grounds may create a negative environment for individuals or groups. This may have
     the effect of "poisoning" the work environment. It should be noted that a person does not have to be a direct
     target to be adversely affected by a negative environment. It includes conduct or comment that creates and
     maintains an offensive, hostile, or intimidating climate.
     Any violation of these terms may be deemed a breach of this Policy, resulting in a penalty of not less than two
     (2) weeks’ fees for each member affected. In addition, an incident of sufficient severity may constitute a
     Material Breach of the contract, giving the Artist the right to terminate forthwith their contract with the Engager,
     Equity consenting.


21. OTHER ACTIVITIES
    For activities not covered by this policy, the Engager should contact an Equity Business Representative to
    determine whether such activities may be accommodated under Equity’s other policies and agreements.


22. RECOGNITION OF CANADIAN ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
    Equity is the exclusive bargaining agent for the Artist. The granting of permission for the engagement of an
    Equity member is on an individual basis only. It is necessary for the Engager to make application to Equity
    each time the Engager wishes to engage a member of the Association.


23. TERM OF POLICY
    This Guest Artist Policy becomes effective on September 7, 2009, and may be modified or terminated at the
    sole discretion of Equity.
     The minimum fees and other monetary terms of this Policy beyond the current period are forecast based upon
     present indicators and reflect Equity’s current intentions for future increases. These amounts are therefore
     subject to change on an annual basis.
     Equity will confirm any changes to the Policy, including the applicable minimum fees, ninety (90) days prior to
     the commencement of the fee period for each year. Please check with a Business Representative to confirm
     the applicable minimum fees contemplated for the production period.




                                          Guest Artist Policy 2009 - 2014 | page 9
                                      APPENDIX A
                                SAMPLE LETTER OF CREDIT


Canadian Actors’ Equity Association
44 Victoria Street, 12th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5C 3C4




Attention: Mr. Douglas Irons, Controller


Dear Sir,
At the request of our                                    Branch, and on behalf of and for account of
                                                 we hereby establish, in your favour, our irrevocable Letter of
Credit No                                for a sum or sums not exceeding in the aggregate:
Can. $_________________________________________________________ (amount written in full)
Payment under this credit will be available to you against your signed and endorsed sight draft drawn on
(name of bank and address), clearly making reference to the number and date of this credit.
Partial drawings are permitted.
We hereby agree that we shall honour your demand for payment without enquiring whether you have a
right as between yourselves and our said customer, and without recognizing any claim of our said
customer.
This credit becomes effective on          (date) and will expire at such time as Canadian Actors’ Equity
Association may release its interest, but, in any event, all obligations of the Bank under the credit will cease
as at the close of business on          (date) .
FOR:                    (Bank Name)




Authorized SignatureAuthorized Signature




                                      Guest Artist Policy 2009 - 2014 | page 10
                         APPENDIX B
    ARTIST PAYMENT EXAMPLES UNDER THE GUEST ARTIST POLICY

The following examples of payments due to an Artist under the Guest Artist Policy are based on minimum fees for
2009 - 2010 as specified Article 2 (page 2).

PERFORMER: Minimum guaranteed fee per engagement is two (2) weeks at $588.00 per week.
Weekly fee                                                                             $588.00
Less: two per cent (2%) working dues                                                    - 11.76
Less: six per cent (6%) for benefits                                                    - 35.28
Less: sixteen dollars ($16.00) for benefits                                             - 16.00
                                                         TOTAL WEEKLY (no GST):        $524.96
                                                                        TOTAL WEEKLY with GST:    $554.36

STAGE MANAGER: Minimum guaranteed fee per engagement is two (2) weeks at $770.00 per week.
Please note: It is CAEA’s understanding that the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency considers Stage
Managers to be employees. Any applicable deductions and contributions (EI, CPP, provincial health plan)
would be in addition to and separate from CAEA’s requirements.
Weekly fee                                                                                        $770.00
Less: two per cent (2%) working dues                                                               - 15.40
Less: six per cent (6%) for benefits                                                               - 46.20
Less: sixteen dollars ($16.00) for benefits                                                        - 16.00
Plus: four per cent (4%) vacation pay                                                             + 30.80
                                                                        TOTAL WEEKLY:             $723.20

DIRECTOR: Minimum guaranteed fee per engagement is one (1) week at $1,020.00 per week.
Weekly fee                                                                             $1,020.00
Less: two per cent (2%) working dues                                                      - 20.40
Less: six per cent (6%) for benefits                                                      - 61.20
Less: sixteen dollars ($16.00) for benefits                                               - 16.00
                                                          TOTAL WEEKLY (no GST):        $922.40
                                                                        TOTAL WEEKLY with GST:    $973.40

CHOREOGRAPHER: Minimum guaranteed fee per engagement is one (1) week at $835.00 per week.
Weekly fee                                                                           $835.00
Less: two per cent (2%) working dues                                                  - 16.70
Less: six per cent (6%) for benefits                                                  - 50.10
Less: sixteen dollars ($16.00) for benefits                                           - 16.00
                                                     TOTAL WEEKLY (no GST):          $752.20
                                                                        TOTAL WEEKLY with GST:    $793.95




                                        Guest Artist Policy 2009 - 2014 | page 11
                                         APPENDIX C
                                ARTIST REMITTANCE EXAMPLES

Every second Thursday after the commencement of work by the first CAEA Artist on any production, the Engager
will remit to CAEA a cheque for the RRSP payments, insurance premiums and dues. Using a two week billing
period example for four Artists contracted at the minimum fee, your invoice would look like this:

                                                                |--------------- PAID BY MEMBER ---------------|
Artist Service          Member #             Name                Dues           Member RRSP         Insurance        Total

Performer                Member #          JEAN DOE             $23.52                 $70.56            $32.00   $126.08

Stage Manager            Member #          JEAN DOE             $30.80                 $92.40            $32.00   $155.20

Choreographer            Member #          JEAN DOE             $33.40                $122.40            $16.00   $195.20

Director                 Member #          JACK DOE             $40.80                $100.20            $32.00   $165.60




                                             APPENDIX D
                                          BONDING EXAMPLES

The Engager must send a security bond or Letter of Credit for the Artist’s engagement period.
This amount must cover the negotiated contractual fee for a two-week period plus an additional percentage
equivalent to the percentage total of applicable service taxes (GST/HST). The total amount of security bond or
Letter of Credit deposit shall be augmented by a sum of one hundred dollars ($100) which sum shall represent a
potential bookkeeping charge to be retained by CAEA should it be called upon to pay fees from the bond. The bond
must include the funds to cover first-class round-trip rail transportation or round-trip economy air transportation.
Alternatively, for transportation should the Engager provide round-trip transportation directly to the Artist in advance
of the engagement, the cost of that transportation may be omitted from the Bond. For example with Mr. or Ms Doe
above, the Engager would send in the following amount:

Artist                 Contractual Fee            x 2 weeks                   5%            Processing fee           Total

Actor                       $588.00                $1,176.00                $58.80              $65.00            $1,299.80

Stage Manager               $770.00                $1,540.00                $77.00              $65.00            $1,682.00

Director                  $1,020.00                $2.040.00              $102.00               $65.00            $2,207.00

Choreographer               $835.00                $1,670.00                $83.50              $65.00            $1,818.50

Potential Bookkeeping fee                                                                                         + $100.00
Total amount to be remitted to Equity for Artists                                                                 $7,107.30

The security bond or Letter of Credit will be released upon written request by the Engager:
     (i)     provided all Artist(s) have been paid in full; and
     (ii)    following the receipt by CAEA of the Guest Artist Release Form from the Artist(s) which clearly states
             that all contractual obligations have been met; and
     (iii)   all contracts have been received by the appropriate CAEA office; and
     (iv)    all Guest Artist Contract processing fees, dues and benefits remittances, insurance premiums, and
             other assessments have been paid in full to CAEA.



                                          Guest Artist Policy 2009 - 2014 | page 12
            CANADIAN ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
National Office:                                              Western Office:
44 Victoria Street, 12th Floor                  736 Granville Street, Suite 510
Toronto, ON M5C 3C4                                  Vancouver, BC V6Z 1G3
Tel: (416) 867-9165                                       Tel: (604) 682-6173
Fax: (416) 867-9246                                      Fax: (604) 682-6174
Email: busrep@caea.com                              Email: woffice@caea.com




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