Employer Quarterly Gross Earnings Report
This report is due within 15 days after the close of each calendar quarter, pursuant to BA 1-501 and FLTTA Article 5. The Employer Quarterly Gross Earnings Report must list all individuals employed in DGA-covered categories, along with their Social Security numbers, project title and total gross earnings for the quarter. Only one signatory company may be covered on each report, however, more than one project by that single signatory company may be included.
Gross earnings include, but are not limited to:
- Salary (prep, shoot & post)
- Extended Workday/Overtime
- Vacation Pay
- Production Fee
- Turnaround Pay
- Series Sales Bonus
- Completion of Assignment
- Holiday Pay (worked/unworked)
- Capricious Discharge Pay
Gross earnings should not include residuals payments of any kind, per diem (including incidentals), travel allowance, profit participation, gross participation and reimbursements which are not compensation for services rendered under the BA or FLTTA.
Employment Data Report
The “EDR” is due within 30 days after the close of each calendar quarter. Pursuant to BA Article 15 and FLTTA Article 19, employers are required to submit a report of the sex and ethnicity of persons they employ. DGA Trainees should not be included on the EDR. Only one signatory company and one project may be listed on each form. This report should be submitted quarterly on a per-production basis, not on a per-episode basis.
When completing the Employment Data Report, statistics should be provided in the manner and form outlined below:
Indicate the number of people employed in the appropriate box for groups as listed below:
African American American Indian
Indicate the total number of days worked or guaranteed in that quarter. Total days should include travel days, prep days, production days and post-production days. When the same member is employed on multiple episodes in a series, the employee should only be counted once in the "number of employees," but all the employee's cumulative days worked should be included in the total number of days worked or guaranteed. For example:
The above example shows that one male Caucasian director was employed during the quarter for a total of 56 days worked or guaranteed. The example also reports that there were two female African American directors employed for a cumulative total of 25 days worked or guaranteed. It also indicates that one of these three directors is a first time director.
Weekly Work List
The “WWL” must be submitted showing all persons employed in DGA-covered categories during the prior week, including their job categories, project titles, and dates of employment. DGA Trainees should not be included on the Weekly Work List. Only one signatory company and project may be listed on each Weekly Work List.