Directors Guild of America ratifies new contract boosting streaming residuals

Under the new contract, directors will see an increase in residuals from shows that meet a certain production cost threshold on streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu. The Directors Guild of America hasn’t released details of the new structure, but said the deal more than triples residuals for members working on original content for the biggest streaming companies. For example, a member who received $15,000 over three years for the reuse of original shows on sites like Netflix will get $50,000 under the new contract. – David Ng, Los Angeles Times

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