Minimum requirements 2020. Minimum requirements 2017. Minimum requirements 2014. Among the changes is the removal of author training and discounts for new authors, which have reduced minimum screen and television requirements and disproportionately affected under-represented groups. A new paid parental leave fund has been set up, accessible to all health insurance writers, with benefits from May 2021 entirely financed by an employer contribution of 0.5% on writers` income. and an increase in the pension fund from 1.5% to 10%, with the possibility of diverting an additional 1.25% from the minimum requirements in the last two years of the contract if necessary. In April, the Directors Guild of America approved a three-year follow-up agreement for the DGA`s framework agreement for feature films and prime-time television. To this end, we propose: “INCREASE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR TEAMS: Paying two-person editorial teams the same minimum wage as a single author first appeared in the MBA at a time when a team could work enough to earn a comfortable living. But the proliferation of short-term series has made the job as a TV writing team financially unsustainable for many. We need to protect both screen and TV writers in teams by setting a higher team minimum. Two or three people, even if they are part of a team, contribute more than just one writer.