Showbiz® Labor Guide

Note: All current versions of Showbiz Software are compatible with OSX 10.9 Mavericks and Windows 8.1 Blue

When you’re preparing your budget, the last thing you want to do is call 20 different local union offices looking for rates. Now you don’t have to: just point and click on any Union or Guild to quickly find the hourly, daily, weekly or flat rate for almost anyone in the industry, along with guarantees and Overtime provisions. Using our proprietary, searchable database will not only speed up the budgeting process, it will make your budget more accurate than ever.

The all-digital Labor Guide also comes with a bookmarked PDF, containing more detailed rules and working conditions for industry unions, locals and guilds. Find meal penalties, minimum staffing and other useful provisions from the contracts, so you can generate the right payment for any situation. Find out why productions rely on the Labor Guide as the most trusted and comprehensive resource of its kind.

Unlike other guides which are little more than rate books, the Labor Guide offers in-depth knowledge for navigating production payroll and budgeting. Our Low Budget chapter gives you immediate access to current IATSE and guild budget tiers and rates, all in one convenient location. Our Frequently Asked Questions and Sample Timecards are invaluable tools for handling even the toughest payroll scenarios… and you won’t find them anywhere else. Whether budgeting your production, preparing time cards or weighing the cost of an on-set decision, you can move ahead confidently with the Showbiz Labor Guide, knowing you have the most accurate and complete information available.

Rules and Tools

  • Minimum Rates: Studio and Distant Location
  • Overtime
  • Meal Penalties
  • Turnaround
  • Travel Time
  • Minimum Staffing
  • Wage-and-Hour Law
  • Sample Timecards
  • Payroll FAQ’s
  • Low Budget
  • Minor Rules
  • Unions and Guilds covered include

  • ATSE: U.S. and Canada
  • Teamsters
  • SAG
  • AFTRA
  • DGA
  • WGA
  • AFM



  • Four Products in One: Searchable database, iPad® eBook, iPhone® eBook, and PDF ebook.


    Add unlimited tasks to each project to stay on track.


    Indexed eBook for the iPad®.




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