Above & Below The Line Blog

Why “Employer-of-Record” Payroll?

Why “Employer-of-Record” Payroll?

When you engage the services of any reputable entertainment industry payroll provider, you will invariably hear the term “employer-of-record” associated with the organization and its payroll services. (If you don’t, you should certainly ask the provider if they do in...

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CA Production Incentive Clears First Hurdle to Extension

CA Production Incentive Clears First Hurdle to Extension

With approval from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee, legislation for a five-year extension now goes to the state senate and assembly. The program, credited with relocating several TV series to the state and landing big-budget features over Georgia and...

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Southern Producers Lab Rewards 13 Emerging Filmmakers

Southern Producers Lab Rewards 13 Emerging Filmmakers

The New Orleans Film Society has named the 13 up-and-coming filmmakers who will take part in the inaugural Southern Producers Lab later this month. The multi-day event will feature panels and workshops with industry experts, including Production Incentives Specialist...

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CA Minimum Wage Increase; Mileage Rate Decrease for 2016

CA Minimum Wage Increase; Mileage Rate Decrease for 2016

As a reminder, California minimum wage went up to $10/hour as of January 1. The allowable federal mileage rate for 2016 is 54 cents per mile, down from 57.5 cents for 2015. You can get a full breakdown of minimum wage by state at the Department of Labor's...

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