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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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CA State Assembly Unanimously Votes to Supersize Production Incentives

The California State Assembly has unanimously passed a bill that would greatly expand production incentives in the state, extending tax credits for the first time to big-budget studio films and one-hour shows made for network, premium cable and the web. … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Production Accountants Love MediaWeb

As a full-service production payroll provider for over 35 years, we’ve gathered a lot of feedback from our clients about what they’re looking for in a production accounting system. That’s how we developed MediaWeb, our best-in-class accounting software for the … Continue reading

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WGA Reaches Tentative 3-Year Deal with Producers

The Writers Guild of America has struck a new tentative deal with the Association of Motion Picture & Television Producers, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The three-year agreement, which would go into effect May 2, is to include a 3 … Continue reading

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NYC Earned Sick Time Act

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act went into effect April 1, 2014. To help our clients and other production companies, we want to convey our understanding of the Act here. This is not a full accounting of the … Continue reading

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Garcetti Appoints New L.A. Film Czar, Requests Tax Credit Extension

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has requested an expansion of entertainment tax credits from the state and appointed a new chief advisor on film and TV production. Entertainment lawyer Ken Ziffren, who takes up the advisor position following the death … Continue reading

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Julia Nicholson in as CEO of Industry Pension & Health Plan

The Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plans appointed a new CEO, Julia Nicholson, to helm the plan that provides benefits to over 120,000 members of the entertainment industry and their families. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Nicholson was previously … Continue reading

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