Negotiations Roundup

Volume CIV, No. 5May, 2004


Chef Theatre.” A one-year agreement was negotiated with Chef’s Theatre Holdings, LLC, (Marty Bell, producer) for its production of “Chef Theatre” at the Edison Supper Club.

The side musician minimum scale is $1,000 for an eight-performance week which includes a guaranteed double at 12.5 percent. The performances are three hours or less. There is also a cabaret minimum scale of $175 per one-hour performance which does not include a guaranteed double.

The premium for the music director is 50 percent; the premium for the associate conductor is 15 percent, and the contractor, if employed, earns a premium of 50 percent.

The rehearsal/audition musician minimum scale is $1,000 for a 40-hour, six-day week. The hourly scale is $50 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call. Orchestra rehearsals are $40 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call.

The standard doubling rate is 12.5 percent for the first double and 6.25 percent for each additional double. Overtime is time-and-a-half after 40 hours or after 7 p.m. Vacation is 4 percent and begins as of the 16th week of employment. Health benefits are $7.25 per call and are capped at $58 per week. Musicians earn sick time off for every 52 performances worked. Pension is 9 percent. Musician preparation is paid at 100 percent of general price list.

There are five regular musicians in the production and all have identity with the product.

For information regarding Off Broadway and other theatrical productions, contact Senior Theatre Rep Mary Donovan at (212) 245-4802, ext. 156.