Production Payroll - Commercial Talent

Commercial Talent Payroll

Commercial talent payroll processing requires a fundamental expertise in collective bargaining agreements with the guilds, as well as a system for tracking performers after commercials have aired. Media Services’ Commercial Talent Payroll Department specializes in above-the-line payroll. As a full-service payroll provider, we handle the complex issues of your talent payroll and maintain detailed records of the performers. Processing talent payments for a variety of commercial producers and ad agencies has given our staff strong working relationships with union representatives, television networks, studios, trailer houses and agents. We work closely with commercial performers and their agents, and talent guilds like SAG-AFTRA, ACTRA and AFM. We have extensive knowledge of all national and regional commercial union contract codes.

We process commercial talent payroll for several categories:

  • Radio and Television Commercials
  • Industrial/Educational/Non-Broadcast Material
  • Promotional Announcements/Trailers
  • Interactive/Internet/Infomercials
  • Trailers
  • Music Videos
  • Equity

We will help you with all of your above-the-line payroll needs, from budgeting/ estimating costs through residuals tracking, for the life of the commercial.

Commercial Talent Payment Services:

  • Union / Non-Union Talent Payments
  • Residuals Tracking
  • Holding Fee Management
  • Pinpoint Estimating: Session & Residuals
  • Contract Preparation
  • Storyboard Review
  • Final Cast Assistance
  • Negotiations & Re-negotiations
  • Celebrity & Overscale
  • Talent Management On Set

Commercial Talent Payment Software:

  • Commercial Talent Estimator
  • Initial Pay & Residuals
  • Holding Fee Tracker

Commercial Talent for Music:

  • Music Publishing
  • Royalties Collection
  • Negotiations / Sourcing / Licensing
  • Brand Matchmaking
  • Tour and Live Event Payroll