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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law on March 18, 2020 to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act includes the following provisions for certain public employers, and private employers with fewer than 500...
04 January 2021

News, COVID-19 Updates, 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

Four Must-See Films for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival

Don’t miss Coda, Mayday, and more at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. These films were selected from 14,092 submissions including 3,500 feature-length films. 
24 December 2020

News, Client Projects

What Your Production Should Know About Paid Sick Leave Laws

While there are currently no federal legal requirements for paid sick leave benefits, which allow employees to take time off to take care of health issues and differ from both PTO and vacation time, several states and cities allow employees to earn...
23 December 2020

News, Production, Budgets, 2021 Updates

2020-2022 IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement Changes

The IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement, commonly referred to as the NLB (National Low Budget) Agreement has been ratified, effective January 1st, 2020 – December 31st, 2022. To help you prepare for budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits...
23 December 2020

News, Budgets, 2021 Updates

2021 FICA Increase

The Social Security wage base has increased from $137,700 to $142,800 for 2021, which increases the maximum individual contribution by $316.20.
23 December 2020

News, Tax, 2021 Updates

Teamsters Local 817 MOA Changes and Updates

Teamsters Local 817 has ratified their Locations Agreement, which becomes effective retroactive to July 1, 2020 and expires September 30, 2021. We have outlined the changes below, which will assist in updating your budgets and calculating employee...
17 December 2020

News, Budgets

Don’t Miss Buzzed-About Awards Contender ‘First Cow’

In November, the Independent Filmmaker Project kicked off awards season with the nominees for the 30th annual IFP Gotham Awards. “First Cow” led the field with four nominations, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Since then, the film has...
16 December 2020

News, Client Projects

The #1 Software for Unscripted Production Finance

Even with the big streamers greenlighting more unscripted shows, unscripted is tough business. Budgets are tight and many companies need to produce 8+ series just to stay in business. This can be a challenge, especially for the finance teams who...
25 November 2020

Production, Digital Solutions

Mandatory Requirements for Recording and Reporting COVID-19

REPORTING POSITIVE COVID-19 TESTS Effective immediately, employers with more than 5 employees are required to report any positive employee COVID-19 tests, including positive test results for both work-related and non-work-related cases, to their...
20 November 2020

News, Production, COVID-19 Updates