Chancellor Music. A successor agreement has been reached with Jay Leonhart covering all engagements performed by employees of Chancellor Music. The contract ties all performances and engagements to already established Local 802 agreements and provides for health and pension contributions consistent with those agreements. The agreement also provides for minimum compensation of $50 per hour, with a $23 health contribution and 15 percent pension contribution for all work not covered under established Local 802 agreements. The contract expires Dec. 31, 2004.
Except where noted, the following agreements include health benefits of $7.25 per call (capped at $58 per week), doubling premiums of 12.5 percent for the first and 6.25 percent for each additional, a synthesizer premium of 25 percent, and a librarian premium of 12.5 percent. Pension pays 9 percent. Dress rehearsals are paid as performances. Musicians are reimbursed for transporting cartage instruments. The agreements also guarantee the musicians run of the show and identity of product.
“From My Hometown.” Local 802 negotiated a two-year agreement with Lee Summers, producer, for this production covering four musicians in the 499-seat Gramercy Theatre. The minimum weekly scale for the side musicians is $820 for an eight-performance week and includes one guaranteed doubling premium. The premium for the music director/conductor is 50 percent above the minimum scale and the associate conductor’s premium is 15 percent above the minimum scale. The rehearsal and audition musicians’ weekly minimum scale wages are $900 for a 40-hour/6-day week with no more than eight hours in a day. The hourly scale is $30 for a minimum two-hour call. Overtime is calculated at time-and-one half per half-hour. As of the seventeenth week of performances musicians will begin receiving a vacation premium of 4 percent. Musicians receive a paid performance off for every 48 worked as sick leave. Music preparation pays 100 percent of the general price list. There is a ban on the virtual orchestra machine. The musicians receive a 3 percent pay increase as of June 13, 2005.
Mitzi E. Newhouse. A one-year collective bargaining agreement was negotiated with Lincoln Center for its next three musical productions in the 299-seat Mitzi E. Newhouse theatre: “Barbara Cook’s Broadway,” “Nothing Is Forever,” and “The Ballad of Dessa Rose.” The side musicians’ minimum weekly scale wages are $690.10 for an eight-performance week. In addition each musician is guaranteed a first doubling premium bringing the weekly minimum to $776.36. The premium for music director/conductor is 50 percent, and 25 percent for the associate conductor. The weekly rehearsal/audition minimum scale is $875 for a 42-hour/six-day week. The hourly minimum is $34 for a minimum two-hour call. Overtime is time-and-one-half per half-hour. The hourly orchestra scale is $22 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call. Rehearsals terminating after 7 p.m. pay $45.68 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call. Musicians appearing on-stage are paid an additional $8 per performance. The vacation premium is 6 percent and pension pays 9 percent. Music preparation pays 100 percent of the general price list scale. There is a ban on the virtual orchestra machine. There are two musicians in the current production.
“Good Vibrations.” An eight-week contract was negotiated with Dodger Stage Holding Theatricals for the reading production appearing at Atelier Rehearsal Studio. The side musicians’ minimum weekly scale for 30 hours of rehearsal is $750. The music director/conductor receives a premium of 50 percent, and the associate conductor 15 percent, above the minimum weekly scale. Overtime is time-and-one-half per 15 minutes or part. Music preparation pays 100 percent of the Broadway scale. The five musicians are hired for the run of the reading.
“Mambo Kings.” An eight-week agreement was negotiated with Alan Wasser Associates for the workshop production at the New 42nd Street Studios. The side musician scale is $1,035 for a 40-hour/six-day rehearsal week. Hourly rehearsals pay $40 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call, and performances pay $155 for three hours or less. Overtime for more than 40 hours in a week pays $19.41 per 30 minutes or portion thereof, and after midnight $25.87 per 30 minutes or portion thereof. A seventh consecutive day of rehearsals pays $60 per hour, with a minimum two-hour call. The music director/conductor receives an additional 50 percent above the minimum scales and the associate conductor earns 30 percent. Vacation is 6 percent and pension pays 9 percent. Music preparation is paid at 100 percent of Broadway scale. The identity of product clause is modified in a side letter due to the “casting” aspect of this production. Musicians who complete the workshop have identity of product rights for future productions. There are nine musicians rehearsing and performing in the workshop.
“Chita.” The terms negotiated with Alan Wasser Associates for this workshop are identical to the “Mambo Kings” workshop (above) with one exception. Identity of product rights include the run of the production and any future productions from the beginning of hire. There are three musicians engaged for this workshop.
“Leap Of Faith.” An agreement to pay the Broadway rehearsal scale (minimum $1,503.09 inclusive of vacation) and health benefits was reached with Richard Frankel Productions for a four-week workshop at the New 42nd Street Studios covering two musicians. The pension is being paid at 10 percent.
“Beehive.” A four-week contract was reached with Beehive Production Company, L.L.C., Nina Lannan Management. The minimum weekly wages for the side musicians is $600 for a 40-hour/six-day week. Vacation is calculated on a gross salary of $1,035 and pension is calculated on a gross salary of $1,035 plus the vacation. There are four musicians performing in the workshop.