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How Production Crews Come To Embrace the W2

Original publish date: July 11, 2019

While smaller productions in the past may have paid their production crew as independent contractors and issued a 1099 at the end of the year, more and more producers are getting on the W2 train and paying crew and cast members properly: as employees. Our own Anthony Lopez recently wrote about this very topic on ProductionHub, letting crew members know what to expect when switching from 1099 to W2 payroll. (Hint: there are a lot of good things about it!)

Some of the topics the article covers are:

Crew members making the switch to being paid as W2 employees instead of 1099 independent contractors will be happy to learn about some of the benefits of W2 employment. The article considers the upside of the production employee categorization, for the crew member. These include:

Conclusion: W2 employment for crew members is not only the right thing to do, but actually in the crew’s best interest. See the full article here.

Questions about W2s vs 1099s for production crews?

Anthony Lopez is a senior payroll consultant who specializes in crew hiring best practices. He can be reached at 917 305 8322 or anthonyl@mediaservices.com .


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