Emily’s List – About 43% of All Listings Are For Film Payroll Accountants

As in any job in the film industry, you need to find a way to reach potential employers. For film accountants one of the most common methods of finding jobs is to check-out Emily Rice’s posts on her Google Group – many of us refer to it as “Emily’s List”, although technically it is the Rice Gorton Pictures Google Group.

The internet address is at https://sites.google.com/site/ricegortonpictures/film-tv-prodn-accounting-listings-1

As you’ll see when you go to the web site, you can either “Subscribe” to posts, or simply put the link on your Favorites and check it out whenever you have a moment.

I was talking to an old friend who had moved to Atlanta many years ago. I called her up to ask her about doing a workshop in Atlanta and what the film production environment was like there. Right away she said, “Local Payroll Accountants are really needed – just look at Emily’s List, they’re always asking for locals who know how to calculate payroll.”

So … I did a little home work. I checked out several pages at the top of Emily’s List and several pages at the bottom of the listings. Out of a sample of 120 listings, 52 were for a Film Payroll Accountant. That’s over 43% of the listings are for local Film Payroll Accountants.

As you can see from my other posts, film payroll accounting is all about knowing how to calculate the “Gross Pay” – that is, the Overtime Hours multiplied by the contracted rate, plus any meal penalties and rest violations. You won’t need to know about government and union withholdings and contributions – all of that nasty stuff is done by the payroll service.

So, the task becomes knowing how to calculate union payroll, and that’s all we do for 2 full days – right from beginning to end. You will be left with all of the reference material, as well as on-line access to the full courses and materials for future reference.

I did a screen recording to give you a better idea of how the Film Payroll workshop works – see this short YouTube video:  http://youtu.be/GcwXoq0cRE8

The payroll workshop is over the weekend of Oct 15th and 16th in Atlanta.

Hope to see you there!

For more info you can check out my web site at http://www.talkfilm.biz

Best / John

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About filmproduction
I have worked in the film production industry since 1985, working on over 50 different productions of every size in 6 different countries. My self-published book, "Walk The Talk" is written in an easy to read manner for film students and working professionals who haven't had the chance to learn how to 'Direct the Money'.

4 Responses to Emily’s List – About 434 of All Listings Are For Film Payroll Accountants

  1. This is very interesting to see, I used to work in the film industry or rather digital media production and our accountant was bloody useless! We had to go and find a specialist who knew how to work with us and luckily we found the right person…I should incorporate this in our strategy, thanks for the idea!

  2. janet says:

    how do i get my job listing posted on the site?

    • Sure. I am SO disappointed. I had hoped that you would want to start posting your job listings with me ):

      My blog draws about 2,000 views a week, and I have been delivering Film Accounting 101, Film Payroll, Managing Budgets and Cost Reports, etc for about 4 years now – all while being a working production accountant. I have about 1,100 subscribers on my blog and a bit more on my Article Subscriptions.

      Oh, well. Please consider it – as well as posting to Emily’s List. I can easily make a special page that is easier to access, and more easily navigated, than Emily’s List.

      Here’s how you post to emily’s List:
      Just write up your listing that includes the location of the position and an email address for resumes. Email it to me (Emily Rice) at ricegorton@sbcglobal.net. I’ll post it shortly. Feel free to email me again if you don’t see your listing posted as soon as you need it to be. My office number is (323) 665 6200. I generally won’t edit the listing, so please be sure to write it up exactly how you want it posted.

      Best / John Gaskin
      IMDb http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0309140/
      About John https://filmproduction.wordpress.com/about/
      Website http://www.filmaccounting.com

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