CA Minimum Wage Increase; Mileage Rate Decrease for 2016

CA Minimum Wage Increase; Mileage Rate Decrease for 2016

As a reminder, California minimum wage went up to $10/hour as of January 1. The allowable federal mileage rate for 2016 is 54 cents per mile, down from 57.5 cents for 2015. You can get a full breakdown of minimum wage by state at the Department of Labor's website.

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IATSE Reaches New 3-Year Deal with AMPTP

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 new...

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California Film Office Updates Incentive Regs

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 new project...

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Incentives Heat Up in Land of Enchantment

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 the...

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Amazon Streams to Globes Victory with “Transparent”

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, as two of the biggest television awards...

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ACA Subsidies Case Heard

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 states that have not...

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