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5 Tips for Avoiding Production Accounting Disasters

If you’re the production accountant on a film or show, or if you’ve been tasked with this job in addition to 20 others, you want only good surprises. Instead of sending you and your producer (who might also be you) … Continue reading

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Fresh Incentives in Manatee County, Florida

Manatee County, home to the popular Gulf-side filming destination Bradenton, has approved an incentive program consisting of up to a 10% cash rebate and in-kind local perks. The cash deal is not for newcomers: applicants must have completed five feature … Continue reading

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The ACA, Independent Contractors and You

As we all know by now, under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate, an applicable large employer that does not offer affordable minimum value group health coverage to its full-time employees (and their children up to age 26) may … Continue reading

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IT’S A WRAP! CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SIGNS THREEFOLD INCREASE IN INCENTIVE BUDGET INTO LAW

It’s official. California’s Film and Television Tax Credit Program will expand from a $100 million annual cap to $330 million, thanks to a bill signed into law today by Governor Jerry Brown. Also on hand for the Hollywood ceremony were … Continue reading

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CA Senate Committee Approves 4X Increase to Production Incentives Fund

The California Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a fourfold increase to the state’s spending on production incentives, from $100 million per year to over $400 million per year. The proposed bill would extend the program through 2022 and increase the … Continue reading

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New SAG-AFTRA Unified TV and Film Agreements Get Thumbs Up from Board

SAG-AFTRA’s board of directors has approved by a 90% margin successor agreements reached earlier this month with the AMPTP for motion pictures, scripted primetime TV and new media production. Next the deal will be sent on to the membership for … Continue reading

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Michigan Production Incentive Safe – For Now, Says Detroit Free Press

Michigan’s production incentive got a measured vote of confidence last week in the form of a $50 million allotment in the state’s 2015 budget, keeping incentive spending on par with the previous two years. That’s up from the $25 million … Continue reading

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