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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

All-in-one production accounting and entertainment payroll web app now available from GreenSlate.

Learn how television and film production offices will benefit from GreenSlate’s new all-in-one application.
25 May 2021

News, Digital Solutions, 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

Georgia Film Tax Incentive Program Changes Now in Effect

In 2020, Georgia passed The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, HB 1037. As of 1/1/2021, the following changes are now in effect.
24 February 2021

Incentives, 2021 Updates

New Federal Form W-4 Now in Effect

All 2021 new hires must complete the new W-4. 
21 January 2021

News, 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

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

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