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16 Golden Globe Nominations for Client Projects

This year’s Golden Globe nominees have finally been announced. The ceremony, which normally takes place in January, was postponed this year to February 28th by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 78th...
04 February 2021

News, Client Projects, 2021 Awards Season

New Federal Form W-4 Now in Effect

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

News, 2021 Updates

Client Project ‘Nomadland’ Receives Top Honor at Gotham Awards

The show must go on… and IT DID. On January 11, 2021, the 30th annual Gotham Awards kicked off awards season, in a hybrid in-person/digital format.
12 January 2021

News, Client Projects, 2021 Awards Season

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

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