Our 2017 Movie Maker Calendar is available, as some of you already know. Additionally, the 2017 Producer Calendar will be available mid-September.
Summer 2016 has provided a few significant changes beyond union rate increases.
On July 1 the minimum wage in LA City and County became $10.50 per hour. Your PAs will earn a bit more now -- and a lot more in San Francisco, which became a minimum of $13.00 per hour on July 1. Make sure you check the minimum wage wherever you work.
Additionally LA City has adopted a sick leave ordinance (6 days per year) for employees working in LA effective 7/1/16, which is double the California law. This is confusing for movie and television production, since so many of us work in different jurisdictions on a daily basis. Check with your payroll service about implementation and plan accordingly. Central Casting calculated an allowance for extras' sick days, which is reflected in the payroll fringe.
2016-17 EP Paymaster corrections -- For those who use the Paymaster, there are a couple of corrections we found:
- Pg. 449 DGA Pension should be 5.5% (not 6% in Paymaster). This is confirmed by DGA)
- Pg. 695 Per SAG MOA for Features the first 57 BG actors include "all except one stand-in"; Television for the first 21 BG actors "up to 3 stand-ins per call are not to be counted. (confirmed by Central Casting)