XII. Underwriting, Grants and Profit-making
A. If footage produced or edited with BCTV equipment is at any time sold, rented or brings in more than $100 to the producer, BCTV is entitled to 15% of all net monies received. Payment shall be made to BCTV within 30 days of receipt.
B. If footage produced with BCTV equipment is used by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for fundraising, BCTV shall be entitled to 15% of gross monies received. For a single-day fundraising event such as a telethon, payment shall be made to BCTV within 60 days of the event.
C. BCTV reserves the right to seek and/or approve underwriting/sponsorship/grants, and collect funds or in-kind contributions, for any programming produced with BCTV equipment. Any acknowledgement of underwriters/sponsors/grantors must be prepared or approved by the executive director. BCTV may thank underwriters through programming with spoken and written words as well as with graphics, either at the beginning or end of a program. Acknowledgements may include factual information about a company or business, but must be noncommercial.
D. Grant-writing under BCTV’s 501(c)(3) status is limited to BCTV projects and initiatives consistent with BCTV’s mission. Exceptions may be granted by the executive director. If granted, an administrative fee of 7% will be charged.
E. Credit for underwriting should be as follows: “This program was made possible by a grant from...” or “Goods and services used in this program were contributed by...” or as otherwise specified by the grantor in accordance with BCTV’s 501(c)(3) status.
1. BCTV credit must still be included, i.e. “This program was produced at Brattleboro Community Television.”
F. Voluntary participation is strongly encouraged by BCTV. Payment of crew by a producer for any program must be reported to the executive director.