CREDIT ARBITRATION PROCEDURE
For a trial period of one year from adoption of this credit determination and arbitration procedure,
the credit provisions hereunder will be applied to non-segmented, once-per-week 1/2 hour and 1
hour television programs. After the trial period, the credit procedure will be sunsetted or
continued by mutual agreement of the parties, including agreed-upon modifications. Credits as
determined hereunder will not be subject to review in further grievance procedures. [Article 15.]
1. After completion of principal voice recording of each episode (excluding pick-ups and/or
ADR), Producer shall submit proposed Writer's credits to the Union office and also to all writers
who performed writing on the program. Final scripts will be sent by messenger, first class mail
or electronic mail to all writers who worked on the script at the writers' addresses -- as listed in
their deal memos -- for their review. If the Producer is not informed otherwise in six (6) business
days from dispatch of the documents, the credits are accepted as submitted.
2. If one or more writers or the union object to the proposed credit, they shall notify the Union
office in writing, and the Union office will notify the company, whereupon an arbitration will be
initiated. Receipt of written objection shall be time-stamped.
3. When there is an arbitration, the Producer will submit all drafts and all other relevant material
(including storyboards, if applicable) by messenger, first class or electronic mail including
revision pages, to the Union office. All the participants in the arbitration must have the right to
review this material to make sure it is complete and no drafts have been omitted or altered solely
for the purpose of the arbitration. The arbitration is to be completed within eight (8) calendar
days after submission of material.
The participants' names will not be on the drafts submitted to the arbitrators. Instead the
participants will be referred to as Writer A, Writer B, etc. (eg. "Story b