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Showbiz Timecards – Bundle

This bundle combines the two industry-standard Showbiz Timecards software programs. You get both Crew and SAG-AFTRA versions together (Single User License). Just enter the hours for any crew or SAG-AFTRA member, and watch Timecards do the calculations for you!


Break down your timecards faster and more accurately using Showbiz Timecards.

Showbiz Timecards: SAG-AFTRA. One button click will set up a time card for (studio or location) A, 3Day, B, C, F, H, I, J, and K SAG schedules. Enter the hours, click MagicPay, and you’re done.

Showbiz Timecards: Film & TV Crew is the industry standard for calculating the hours to gross on your time cards. Whether it’s a Union or Non-Union show, it’s faster and more accurate to enter the hours from the time card to the computer than 10-keying your totals and handwriting them onto the time card itself. Don’t believe our hype; listen to some of the users below.

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What’s New / Improved / Fixed:
  • Easier to use, simplified layout in both Union and Non-Union
  • Easier page navigation with “Page Up” and “Page Down” buttons
  • DGA Extended Day function improved
  • More Day Types
  • Split Flats daily by percent
  • Miles added to Daily Timecard entry
  • Hot Costs improved
  • Daily flats and DGA Extended Days now come through Hot Costs
  • Two new Timecard Layouts to print
  • Full control of Social Security number on printed timecard
  • Weekly Pensionable Pay report added
How does Showbiz Timecards work differently from manually breaking down timecards?

Current Manner of Calculating Timecards:

Currently, you get a stack of time cards and start 10-Keying, day by day, all the straight time, overt time, gold time, meal penalties etc. Then you write it all down on the original time card. Once completed, you give them to the head accountant for approval. And finally, you FedEx or get a runner to bring them to your payroll company.

The Showbiz Way:

You get a stack of original timecards. You key the hours into the computer. Click the MagicPay button and your hours-to-gross is calculated for you. You print the new time card out and give it to your head accountant for approval. Once approved, you print the Showbiz Timecards again – but not to paper – to PDF. Then you e-mail the PDF file to ANY payroll provider. The timecards arrive a minimum of a half a day earlier. Since they are not faxed or hand written, they are crystal clear to read. And since the computer calculates mostly everything, there’s less human error.

When you use Media Services for payroll, it’s even simpler. Just send us the Showbiz file when you’re done with your batch, and we upload them directly into our payroll system. You don’t even have to convert to PDF, and you can rest easy knowing we are importing exactly what you entered.

Note: Even though the payroll company can start working on your edit right away, you will still need to send the payroll company the original timecards (with hours worked and a signature) for archival purposes.


One-time Employee Setup:

Enter as little or as much employee information as your desire (see employee info window below). Once you’ve set up an employee, you’ll never have to type their information again.

Most SAG rules are built right into the program:

Showbiz SAG Cards make your life easier because many of the SAG rules are built right into the program.

Get More Accurate and Easier to Read Time Cards:

Print your time cards to PDF and e-mail them to any provider. Or, attach the time card/worksheets to the signed time cards. Don’t forget to let us bid on doing your payroll. Combined with Media Services’ on-site check printing, there is no faster way to pay your cast, crew and staff.

Enter the Hours Worked:

As you enter the work hours, you’ll see the total hours, meal penalties, straight time, overtime, and gold time hours instantly. It will even break down the hours using French/elapsed hours. Additionally, you’ll know how many force call hours, minimum guarantees not met, and more!

Then Press the MagicPay Button:

Click one more button and you are done. Once you click the MagicPay button, every line of detail will magically appear in the “PAY BREAKDOWN” section. Now you can leave it as is or adjust any line of detail to your liking.

Get More Accurate and Easier to Read Time Cards:

Print your time card worksheets and attach them to the signed time cards. Or, e-mail your time cards to Media Services rapid payroll processing. Combined with Media Services’ on-site check printing, there is no faster way to pay your staff and crew.

A Plethora of Reports:

You can generate reports for one day, one week, a month, for one production, for one employee, etc. For each of these type of reports you can print a box & car, mileage & lodging, holiday & vacation, employee checklists, etc.

Daily Labor Hot Costs:

If you enter the work hours on a daily basis, you can generate a daily labor hot cost for each day on your production. And when the week is over, you’ve already prepared 90% of your payroll for processing.


Duplicate Last Weeks Payroll

Each week, your payroll can be duplicated forward saving you tons of time - Especially for Non-Union shows where the pays typically stays the same each week.

Meal Penalties

Meal Penalties are automatically calculated giving you the option to call ”Grace” to recognize all the meal penalties incurred.

Split Code Weeks / Multi-Job

Any employee can work up to four separate jobs in one week and your Showbiz Timecard calculator will figure it all out for each individual job at different rates or different accounts including: box rentals, meal penalties, vacation pay, holiday pay, straight time, overtime, and gold time.

Split Days

Just one-click to split the straight, overtime, and gold hours to three different jobs/episodes. This can be done by time of day or percent!

Turnaround / Force Call Hours

If you have to pay force calls, just tell it the force call interval, e.g., 10 hours, and the software will tell you exactly how many penalty hours you incurred.

Union Force Guaranteed Hours

With the click of a button, you can force all total work hours for each day up to the minimum guaranteed hours. E.g., on a 10 hour guarantee, where they only worked 7.5 hours, the button will change the total work hours to 10 hours for that day.

Night Premiums

Night Premiums are automatically calculated by just clicking a checkbox.

One Hour Camera Bumps

Simply check a check box to turn any fractional hour of gold time into one full hour.

Holiday and Vacation Pay

You can pay any percentage for holiday or vacation pay. Plus, you can pay straight time, 1.5x, or 2x on your holiday and vacation pay. And finally, you can pay min/maximum for 54 cumes ‘n such.

Pension Hours

The totaling of pension hours is automatic – even if you are split coding the week – including 6th and 7th days.

Teamster or DGA Meal Money

Whether your paying DGA or Teamster meal money, the software automatically knows which days are worked and which days get meal money.

DGA Production Fees & Extended Days

DGA time cards are a snap to calculate. Form extended days to productions fees, everything is automatic and easy.

File Folder Labels

Since all the information is at your fingertips, you may as well print your file folder labels onto Avery laser jet or pin fed labels.


There’s no need to create your Bible in Excel anymore. You can copy your Bible right out of the software and paste in directly into Excel so you can e-mail it to anyone.

6th & 7th Day Calculations

All 6th & 7th day calculations are automatic.

Operating System

Requires an Intel Mac running El Capitan or higher or PC running Windows 7 or higher. If you are experiencing speed issues, please contact us at 310 440 9669.