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New Writers Guild of America MOA Changes Now in Effect

Every three years, the WGA ratifies the Minimum Basic Agreement, known as the Memorandum of Agreement. The agreement becomes effective retroactive to May 1, 2020 and expires May 1, 2023. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) wages will increase 7.5% by...
27 August 2020

News, Budgets

SAG-AFTRA Rate Changes Effective 7/1/2020

New SAG-AFTRA Basic Agreement and Pension and Health rate changes are now in effect until June 30, 2023. To help you prepare for budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits for your future productions, we've outlined the key changes. 
27 August 2020

News, Budgets

2020 IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement Changes

Every three years, the IATSE and AMPTP ratify the IATSE Low Budget Theatrical Agreement. To help you prepare for budgeting, hiring crew, and discussing benefits for your future productions, we've outlined the most recent primary tier, wage, fringe...
28 April 2020

News, Budgets

Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) Updates for 2020

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 3.3% rate.
07 January 2020

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

State and Local Gross Receipts-Based Taxes and/or Sales Tax Updates

A gross receipts tax is similar to a sales tax, but it is levied on the seller of goods or consumer services. Currently, 12 states require us to collect these taxes on our payroll handling fees.
20 December 2019

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

Minimum Wage Increases for 2020

A number of states have announced minimum wage increases for 2020. More changes could be announced, so employers should continue to monitor the rates for further changes.
19 December 2019

News, Budgets, 2020 Updates

Compile, Monitor, and Evaluate Production Data with One Dashboard

Eliminate hours of manual work to aggregate your most important information from your entire slate with the GreenSlate production dashboard.
17 October 2019

Digital Solutions, Budgets

Explore, Compare, and Calculate Production Incentives on Any Device

In an environment where production tax incentives are ever-changing and are an increasingly important factor in determining where film and television productions are shot, identifying the best, most financially advantageous locations for projects is...
15 October 2019

Digital Solutions, Budgets, Incentives

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

There’s a lot of talk in the production industry about how to find the best pricing model for your projects. The common options are either to have an Employer of Record (EOR) payroll service company, or choose to be the Employer of Record yourself...
28 August 2019

Finance, Expenses, Production, Budgets

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...
29 July 2019

News, Production, Budgets