From a media release:
CanadianÂ screenwriters and producersÂ have a new collective agreementÂ governingÂ English-languageÂ screenwritingÂ inÂ Canada.Â TheÂ WritersÂ GuildÂ ofÂ Canada(WGC),Â theÂ CanadianÂ MediaÂ ProductionÂ AssociationÂ (CMPA),Â andÂ theÂ Association QuÃ©bÃ©coise de la Production MÃ©diatiqueÂ (AQPM) announcedÂ todayÂ thatÂ allÂ partiesÂ haveÂ ratifiedÂ theÂ newÂ writersâ€™IndependentÂ ProductionÂ AgreementÂ (IPA), which came into effect March 16, 2015. This agreement setsÂ theÂ termsÂ ofÂ engagementÂ untilÂ December 31, 2017.
TheÂ newÂ agreementÂ includesÂ automatic jurisdiction over TV series bibles written by WGC members, which wereÂ not covered in the previous agreement. Also key to the deal is an improved royalty formula, which will result in WGC members seeing royalty payments sooner and on more projects. The new royalty formula also applies to digital productions, such as web series, when they are sold for use on conventional television.