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

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

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

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) into panic mode as production nears wrap, put these...

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

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 films or...

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

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 be subject to employer-shared...

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

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 film...

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

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 percent wage increase...

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

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 legislation, just a summary of our review of it. Please...

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