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Media Services is a leading provider of entertainment payroll, production accounting and residuals. Our proprietary software line, Showbiz Software, is considered the industry standard for timecard calculation.

L.A. Sees More Production Days as Incentive Program Hits Full Stride

Hollywood production is booming thanks to the newly overhauled California tax credit incentive, according to recent numbers. Fueled partly by a number of high-profile television series relocating to Los Angeles from other states, the so-called “2.0” version of the incentive … Continue reading

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IATSE Reaches New 3-Year Deal with AMPTP

A negotiating unit for below-the-line crew members reached agreement with the AMPTP on a tentative new three-year deal covering film and television production in Los Angeles, it was announced today. Neither IATSE nor the studios are releasing terms of the … Continue reading

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California Film Office Updates Incentive Regs

The California Film Commission has unveiled the full set of newly approved regulations for its expanded Film and TV Tax Credit Program. New procedures for applications, eligibility and audits are now detailed on the agency’s website, along with the CFC’s … Continue reading

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Incentives Heat Up in Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is looking to extend and enhance the production incentives that have attracted such television heavyweights as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, along with countless feature films. Two new pieces of legislation were passed by overwhelming majorities in … Continue reading

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CA Rolls Out First “New Program” Tax Credit Lottery in May

On April 1, the California Film Commission will accept applications for its last-ever tax credit lottery under what is now being referred to the “old program.” The office made an announcement today that a large number of television series productions … Continue reading

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Amazon Streams to Globes Victory with “Transparent”

It’s no secret that television has been giving features a run for their money in recent years in terms of critical praise and bragging rights. The 2015 Golden Globes proved to be truly groundbreaking in a whole new way though, … Continue reading

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ACA Subsidies Case Heard

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to hear King v. Burwell, a case involving a challenge to the IRS’s interpretation of insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act. The issue is whether subsidies are available to those in … Continue reading

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