The business procedures set out below are those operated by RTÉ in respect of Programmes commissioned by RTÉ. These procedures are deemed most appropriate for the vast majority of RTÉ commissioned programmes and are reflective of RTÉ's agreements with Screen Producer's Ireland (SPI) on Terms of Trade and also RTÉ's Code of Fair Trading.
OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING
COMMISSIONING CONTRACT - BASIC DEAL TERMS
PRODUCTION BANK ACCOUNT
SETTLEMENT OF FINAL ACCOUNT
SHARE OF SAVINGS
POST PRODUCTION AUDITS
The business and financial procedures outlined above have been instituted to provide for maximum accountability and transparency by both Independent Productions and the independent producer in the expenditure and management of funding drawn down from the Independent Productions Account. RTÉ has a statutory requirement to report annually on the operation of the account, and it is in the interests of independent producers that all monies allocated to commissioned programmes are accurately recorded and accounted for. These procedures are designed to ensure that a clear record of all Independent Productions expenditure is available for each and every commission.
Independent Productions appreciates that these procedures do impose demands on producers in terms of tracking programme expenditure. Independent Productions is happy to provide assistance and guidance to any producer where required.
Note: This document is for general information only and the terms applicable to each specific programme will be set out in the commissioning contract for that specific programme.