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2021 MOA Videotape Agreement Key Changes

The Videotape Agreement has been ratified effective November 21, 2021. To help you prepare for retroactive payments and budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits for your future productions, we've outlined the most recent changes below.
23 November 2021

Budgets, Labor Relations News

2021 MOA Area Standards Agreement Key Changes

The Area Standards Agreement has been ratified effective November 21, 2021. To help you prepare for retroactive payments and budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits for your future productions, we've outlined the most recent changes below.
23 November 2021

Budgets, Labor Relations News

2021 MOA Basic West Coast Agreement Key Changes

The Basic West Coast Agreement has been ratified effective November 21, 2021. To help you prepare for retroactive payments and budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits for your future productions, we've outlined the most recent changes below.
23 November 2021

Budgets, Labor Relations News

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2022

With the mass unemployment that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have had to borrow from the Federal government in order to pay unemployment benefits.  As a result, many states currently have outstanding loans to the government that...
15 November 2021

News, Budgets, 2022 Updates

'Buy-Back' Coverage Helping Indies Manage Covid Risks

Independent film and television productions with budgets between $5M - $15M are finding some protection against future Covid related shutdowns to secure financing in the form of “buy-back” coverage.
10 July 2021

Finance, Budgets, COVID-19 Updates

Minnesota Adds New Film and TV Production Tax Credit

Lawmakers in Minnesota have agreed on a deal to create a $5 million-a-year tax credit for film and TV production. The legislation, the first of its kind in the state, is being viewed as a way to revitalize Minnesota’s film industry after COVID.
07 July 2021

News, Budgets, Incentives, 2021 Updates

NY Increases New Employer & Maximum Required SUI Contribution Rates

Important information for all NY employers and producers: The state of New York has released changes to the State Unemployment Insurance rates for New York employers in 2021.
24 March 2021

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates

What Productions Should Know About NY Paid Sick and Family Leave

If your production or production company is operating in New York City or New York State, here’s what you should know for 2021. Update: In March 2021, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a new law granting employees paid leave time to receive COVID-19...
08 January 2021

News, Production, Budgets, 2021 Updates

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2021

For budgeting purposes, you should assume a 0.6% FUTA rate on the first $7,000 in wages for all states, unless you will be working in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), in which case, you should assume a 3.9% rate.
05 January 2021

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates

Minimum Wage Increases for 2021

A number of states have announced minimum wage increases for 2021. More changes could be announced, so employers should continue to monitor the rates for further changes.
29 December 2020

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates