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Arizona Adds New Film and TV Production Program

Lawmakers in Arizona have enacted the Arizona Motion Picture Production Program, offering qualified productions up to $75 million a year in 2023, $100 million in 2024, and $125 million in 2025 and thereafter in film and TV incentives. The program is...
28 July 2022

News, Tax, Finance, Budgets, 2022 Updates, Accounting

2022 NY Interest Assessment Surcharge (IAS) Announcement

  As a result of the mass unemployment that resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State has borrowed funds from the federal government to maintain UI benefits. While the state is working to pay down the amount that was borrowed, annual...
27 July 2022

News, Tax, Finance, 2022 Updates

Production Payroll Services: How to Get the Support You Deserve

What should production teams expect in terms of payroll service and support? More than you might think. You know that production can be unpredictable... With so many variables requiring you to make quick adjustments, the last thing you should have...
15 July 2022

News, Finance, 2022 Updates

How to Enroll in CalSavers (California Retirement Savings Program)

As a reminder to GreenSlate clients, the state of California has implemented CalSavers - a program to help California employees save for their retirement. This is mandatory as of June 2022 and requires companies with 5+ employees to offer a...
06 July 2022

News, Finance, 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

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

Budgeting for a new shoot? Use these 10 tips to fight production inflation.

No matter what you are shooting today, film and TV production environments are more competitive than ever.  Cost pressures are mounting, and producers need to look at every line item in their production for savings. 
28 July 2017

Finance, Expenses, Production, budget

Feeling pain from production expense management issues? Prepaid cards step up the tech to simplify petty cash.

Petty cash is a necessity for managing a production, but also can be a nightmare with more problems than positive benefits.
21 July 2017

News, Finance, Expenses

Sports network revenue model may change

Sports network revenue model may change going OTT, but it will be the last straw for bundled pay-TV
14 November 2014

News, Finance