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Workers’ Comp & Disability: Coverage & Responsibilities Explained

Failure to maintain coverage as required by each state’s laws can result in fines and penalties. As an employer, what are your responsibilities for maintaining coverage and communicating information about workers’ compensation and disability? What...
06 December 2018

News, Production

MPIPHP Announces Changes to Benefit Contribution Rates

[Information provided by MPI - October 16, 2018]  MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY PENSION & HEALTH PLANS New contribution rates, new rate groups, and hourly guarantees.  
23 October 2018

Production, News

What’s the Impact of State Tax Incentives for Productions at the Local Level?

There’s no question that film and TV production are huge revenue drivers for states. In New York State alone, the 55 new and returning TV shows shooting in 2018 will generate an estimated $2.4 billion in spending statewide this year—up almost 31...
25 September 2018

Production, News, Tax

Productions Are Increasingly at Risk of Being Penalized for Crew Misclassification

Recently, the New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced it has entered into a memo of understanding with the U.S. Department of Labor to share information and coordinate enforcement efforts pertaining to employers incorrectly...
24 September 2018

Production, News

The Truth About Production Liability

There’s long been a misconception in the entertainment production industry when it comes to production liability.
14 August 2018

Production

Top 10 Work Safety Tips That Production Companies Should Know

Workplace safety cannot exist on insurance policies and experience alone.  A safe workplace environment is created when production teams communicate safety tips and encourage their teams to make safe decisions during their daily work.
12 July 2018

News, Production

What Does the Future of the Production Office Look Like?

Our partners at The National Association of Production Accountants (NAPA) recently launched a survey to assess the current state of the entertainment industry and gauge its readiness for digital transformation.
11 July 2018

News, Green Initiatives, Digital Solutions, Production

A Producer Explains the Benefits of GreenSlate's Paperless Payroll

Does GreenSlate’s paperless payroll system have a positive, measurable impact across an entire production? Definitely, writes producer Claudine Marrotte in her first-person account in a recent issue of Produced By.
21 June 2018

Digital Solutions, Green Initiatives, Production

What should production teams expect in terms of payroll service and support? More than you think.

Production can be unpredictable... … and things don’t always happen on a strict schedule. The last thing you want to worry about is whether your payroll is going to happen on time, and accurately. Yet, all too often, the shortcomings of your payroll...
24 August 2017

Production, budget, Service, Support

Employer of Record…should it be your entity, or your payroll provider's?

Here’s how producers can get the best value, more choice, and greater flexibility. 
18 August 2017

Production, Budgets, Expenses, Finance