Film Payroll – SAG Day Performers
March 27, 2015 Leave a comment
BIG DEMAND FOR FILM PAYROLL ACCOUNTANTS:
There just aren’t enough film payroll accountants trained to fill the demand, not only in the new booming production centers of Louisiana and Georgia, but also in the more traditional centers of New York and Los Angeles. Today (March 27th, 2015) I see listings on Emily’s List for payroll accountants in Baton Rouge, New York and Long Beach. Click here to see Emily’s List.
SAG PAYROLL CALCULATIONS ARE BASED ON EXACT RULES
Calculating SAG Payroll is the litmus test of who can actually be a Film Payroll Accountant. It requires an ability to find, read, interpret and apply the rules for payroll as written in the SAG Codified Basic Agreement. The references of what, and how, to pay SAG Day Performers can be confusing, especially without a helping hand nearby. For the first few days doing of SAG payroll it’s like the first day of Trigonometry in high school!
PAYROLL WORKSHOPS AND ONLINE PAYROLL COURSES
After doing quite a few live weekend workshops on film payroll I have re-designed my online course to follow those succesfull actions. Essentially, I have found that my students learn by watching me on the board, and then doing it themselves… repetitively.
LOTS OF VIDEOS AND PRACTICE:
So I have made 2 1/2 hours of a slew of video clips, all on the SAG payroll rules applied to Day Performers (called Schedule A performers in the big codified basic agreement).
Have a look at the video describing how it works.
For more info see my web page at http://www.talkfilm.biz/filmworkshops9.htm
Cheers / John