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media services Production payroll services and technology for film, TV, documentary, esports and new media projects. Providing client-forward crew payroll service to production accountants, indie film producers and content creators for over 40 years.

Production payroll service for film, TV, web series, esports, branded content and all kinds of new media. After starting out as a business management firm for entertainment industry clients in 1976, the company soon began offering production accounting services and finally production payroll services for all kinds of film, TV and commercial production. In more recent years, the company has special

Production payroll service for film, TV, web series, esports, branded content and all kinds of new media. After starting out as a business management firm for entertainment industry clients in 1976, the company soon began offering production accounting services and finally production payroll services for all kinds of film, TV and commercial production. In more recent years, the company has special

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An interesting take from Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum, on the state of #filmfinance and streaming. He suggests a tried ...
04/28/2022
Opinion | A Scrappier Model for Netflix Might Be More Sustainable

An interesting take from Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum, on the state of #filmfinance and streaming. He suggests a tried and true method for alleviating Netflix's and other streamers' expensive #content model: incentivize creatives with participations and real stats on success. https://hubs.ly/Q0195q3x0

There’s one surefire way of controlling costs while increasing quality.

Things are looking up for cinemas, as exhibitors "reclaim a dynamic 52-week release schedule" with niche films filling i...
04/27/2022
More Than Just Movies: Event Cinema in the Post-Pandemic Era - Boxoffice

Things are looking up for cinemas, as exhibitors "reclaim a dynamic 52-week release schedule" with niche films filling in time between studio tent poles. https://hubs.li/Q018_Rm-0 #indiefilm #filmmaking #exhibition

The number of films released to movie theaters has declined by 60 percent or more during the pandemic, according to the latest figures from the Motion Picture Association. The sudden drop in content availability poses what could very well be an existential challenge for movie theaters around the wor...

Check out the latest tech from Boris FX, helping make post-production easier for #creators. https://hubs.li/Q018Wtgf0 #p...
04/26/2022
Boris FX Releases Continuum FCP 2022 with Integrated Mocha Tracking and Masking Tools for Final Cut Pro

Check out the latest tech from Boris FX, helping make post-production easier for #creators. https://hubs.li/Q018Wtgf0 #production #filmmaking

Boris FX Continuum FCP 2022 gives content creators a powerful new editing and visual effects workflow inside Final Cut Pro. The versatile plugin collection includes nearly one hundred effects: film stocks, color grades, light leaks, video glitches, transitions, text templates, lens flares, digital g...

We're thrilled to be in Georgia this week supporting #indiefilm with a sponsorship at the Atlanta Film Festival! If you'...
04/26/2022
Schedule — Atlanta Film Festival

We're thrilled to be in Georgia this week supporting #indiefilm with a sponsorship at the Atlanta Film Festival! If you're at #ATLFF'22, join our creative conference, happening tomorrow at 3:30! Tickets: https://hubs.li/Q018W0Zq0 #production #filmmaking

Happy #EarthDay! Check out these #independentfilms from #Sundance addressing climate change! https://hubs.ly/Q018JCmg0
04/22/2022
A Primer on Global Warming, Courtesy of 8 Sundance Film Festival Films – sundance.org

Happy #EarthDay! Check out these #independentfilms from #Sundance addressing climate change! https://hubs.ly/Q018JCmg0

Every April 22 since 1970, Americans have celebrated Earth Day, the dawn of the environmental movement. Now, joined by more than 190 countries on the occasion, activists have banded together to battle polluted air, polluted water, the loss of natural spaces and wildlife, and so much more.

Check out this new writer's training program from the #WGAEast foundation, Writer's Guild Initiative, aiming to support ...
04/20/2022
Writers Guild Initiative Unveils TV Support Staff Training Program

Check out this new writer's training program from the #WGAEast foundation, Writer's Guild Initiative, aiming to support people from marginalized communities with the tools they need to become professional writers! https://hubs.li/Q018v-NW0 #filmmaking #screenwriting

The Writers Guild Initiative, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Writers Guild of America East, has unveiled a new Support Staff Training Program for aspiring TV writers that is set to l…

The fresh "state of streaming" report from Fandom dives into the value of #streamers to consumers to explain retention i...
04/19/2022
What Consumers Want to Pay for Netflix, Disney+ and More Streamers (Study)

The fresh "state of streaming" report from Fandom dives into the value of #streamers to consumers to explain retention issues. #Genre stands out as the greatest piece of value a streamer can offer. https://hubs.li/Q018m-cz0

It should come as no surprise that cost is the main reason given for why someone will likely cancel a streaming service subscription — but what might be surprising is what those consumers fee…

Have an inside look at the "Sundance sales bubble" as experienced by Jane Schoenbrun after her #indiefilm We're All Goin...
04/14/2022

Have an inside look at the "Sundance sales bubble" as experienced by Jane Schoenbrun after her #indiefilm We're All Going to the World's Fair premiered there. https://hubs.li/Q0183qwS0 #sundance #production

An inside look at the #stunts behind the action of #EverythingEverywhereAllAtOnce, the #Daniels groundbreaking multivers...
04/13/2022
‘Everything Everywhere’ Stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan Did Most of Their Own Stunts

An inside look at the #stunts behind the action of #EverythingEverywhereAllAtOnce, the #Daniels groundbreaking multiverse-infused kung fu comedy flick! https://hubs.ly/Q0183nWZ0 #production #indiefilm

Having two action experts in the starring roles helped stunt coordinator Timothy Eulich make mayhem in “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which features Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan jumping thro…

Looking for #production job training in NJ? Check out the #NJ Film Commission's PA Boot Camp kicking off April 23 in Wes...
04/13/2022

Looking for #production job training in NJ? Check out the #NJ Film Commission's PA Boot Camp kicking off April 23 in West Windsor! https://hubs.li/Q01820XT0 #training #filmmaking

Keep your finger on the pulse of #production with a cost report in #MediaWeb, never get caught without your film's lates...
04/12/2022

Keep your finger on the pulse of #production with a cost report in #MediaWeb, never get caught without your film's latest financial stats again! Save your spot for tomorrow's webinar now: https://hubs.li/Q017ZVYw0

Do you know when a Community Filming Survey is required in L.A.? Find out this and more in this great overview from Film...
04/12/2022
Community Filming Surveys: An Overview

Do you know when a Community Filming Survey is required in L.A.? Find out this and more in this great overview from FilmLA https://hubs.li/Q017ZPZM0 #production #filmpermit

The Community Filming Survey (aka “filming survey,” or “community survey”) is an integral part of the permit coordination process . Even though dozens of these surveys are conducted each week, their purpose and the rules…

Check out the International Documentary Association's latest rundown of #documentaries, as seen at the #Oscars over time...
04/07/2022
Screen Time: Week of April 4, 2022

Check out the International Documentary Association's latest rundown of #documentaries, as seen at the #Oscars over time. https://hubs.li/Q017Hrss0

Screen Time is your curated weekly guide to excellent documentaries and nonfiction programs that you can watch at home.

In an effort to train New Mexicans for the state's growing film industry, the governor has allocated $40M to create a "n...
04/07/2022

In an effort to train New Mexicans for the state's growing film industry, the governor has allocated $40M to create a "next generation media academy" in New Mexico! Read the full press release: https://hubs.li/Q017GJ1K0 #film #production #education #investment

Steven Soderbergh is on to his next experiment, blockchain #filmfinancing. The filmmaker is putting up $300K to support ...
04/06/2022
Steven Soderbergh’s Next Indie Film ‘Experiment’: Blockchain Financing with Roman Coppola — Exclusive

Steven Soderbergh is on to his next experiment, blockchain #filmfinancing. The filmmaker is putting up $300K to support #indiefilm talent and test the waters of Roman Coppola's film-focused blockchain non-profit, Decentralized Pictures. https://hubs.li/Q017zk2H0

The filmmaker tells IndieWire why he’s providing a $300,000 grant to Coppola’s Decentralized Pictures for filmmakers to finish their films.

With #Outfest fast approaching, two honorees have been announced! Each will receive awards for their contributions to th...
04/05/2022
Sandra Oh and Stephanie Beatriz to Be Honored at 2022 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC Film Festival

With #Outfest fast approaching, two honorees have been announced! Each will receive awards for their contributions to the equity and visibility of the #LGBTQ community in #media. https://hubs.li/Q017rX560

Sandra Oh and Stephanie Beatriz will receive special honors at the 2022 Outfest Fusion QTBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous and People of Color) Film Festival. Oh will be presented with the Jam…

A fresh partnership between WarnerMedia and Rooster Teeth brings an initiative striving for #inclusive #storytelling. Ap...
04/05/2022
Rooster Teeth And WarnerMedia Access Establish ‘Rooster Teeth Digital Creators Program;’ Launching This Fall

A fresh partnership between WarnerMedia and Rooster Teeth brings an initiative striving for #inclusive #storytelling. Applications are opening soon! Learn more: https://hubs.li/Q017rN_Z0 #production #indiefilm

Rooster Teeth and WarnerMedia Access announced the Rooster Teeth Digital Creators Program – a new initiative designed to identify and develop aspiring and emerging digital content creators wit…

Don't miss publicly available virtual events from the 2022 Sloan Film Summit! Thanks to a partnership between #FilmIndep...
04/04/2022
Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 Sloan Film Summit - Film Independent

Don't miss publicly available virtual events from the 2022 Sloan Film Summit! Thanks to a partnership between #FilmIndependent and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the summit will bring over 150 creatives together to discuss and celebrate #film and #STEM. https://hubs.li/Q017n97z0

There’s nothing quite like the Sloan Film Summit—the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Film Independent’s triennial, weekend-long celebration of the

The latest from FilmLA on #LA's soundstage landscape. Occupancy is on the up and up and demand is increasing for the cit...
04/04/2022
FilmLA Report Reveals Strong Demand for LA Area Sound Stages & Backlots

The latest from FilmLA on #LA's soundstage landscape. Occupancy is on the up and up and demand is increasing for the city's stages and backlots. #production #film https://hubs.li/Q017lfpx0

High Occupancy, Utilization Rates See Increased Interest in Local Development Today, FilmLA issued its fourth Sound Stage Production Report, updating for the year 2020 the ongoing study of occupancy and utilization of certified sound stages…

Mental Health Action Day is set for May 19th! RespectAbility is joining forces with #MTV Entertainment Group to support ...
04/01/2022
Second Annual ‘Mental Health Action Day’ to Drive Culture of Mental Health from Awareness to Action Takes Place on May 19 - Respect Ability

Mental Health Action Day is set for May 19th! RespectAbility is joining forces with #MTV Entertainment Group to support #mentalhealth initiatives, reducing stigma and educating people about available resources through authentic storytelling. https://hubs.li/Q017f0Kp0

RespectAbility and more than 1400 companies and organizations will drive calls to action to address the surge of loneliness and isolation felt by millions as a result of the pandemic.

Georgia state legislature didn't pass a bill aiming to cap it's #film #taxincentive at $900M and restricting the sale of...
03/31/2022
Georgia Scraps Bill To Cap Its $900 Million Film Incentives & Barring Sale Of Tax Credits – Update

Georgia state legislature didn't pass a bill aiming to cap it's #film #taxincentive at $900M and restricting the sale of those credits. The program will remain uncapped. https://hubs.li/Q0178mTM0

UPDATED, 5:59 PM: Proposed changes to Georgia’s best-in-the-country film incentives program have been scrapped. The proposed changes, which would have capped tax credits at $900 million a year and …

The Sloan Film Summit returns this April! The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation with partner Film Independent will hold the eve...
03/31/2022
Sloan Film Summit Sets Return After 2-Year Hiatus, Honors Kogonada’s ‘After Yang’

The Sloan Film Summit returns this April! The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation with partner Film Independent will hold the event honoring grantee, "After Yang." The foundation awards #grants to #filmmakers, read more to see if you could qualify in the future: https://hubs.li/Q0178pMk0

The Sloan Film Summit will take place April 8–10 and includes a screening of Kogonada’s “After Yang,” which won a $50,000 distribution grant.

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Media Services is a payroll and production management resource for the entertainment industry, fulfilling clients’ needs for over 40 years. While the company started out as a small division of a business management firm, it has grown into a leading production payroll company in its own right, with over 200 employees and offices in Los Angeles and New York. Clients range from feature film, television and new media producers to commercial and music video production houses. Media Services is also a leading provider of production accounting and residuals talent payments/participations. Over the last several years, the company has branched out even farther to become a comprehensive production management resource, developing industry-standard software through its Showbiz Software line as well as mobile timecards, digital pay history and cloud-based, user-friendly production accounting software.

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The country's largest #film market is set to return to Santa Monica! Will we see you at the American Film Market in November? https://hubs.li/Q019bs510 #AFM #production
An interesting take from Blumhouse founder, Jason Blum, on the state of #filmfinance and streaming. He suggests a tried and true method for alleviating Netflix's and other streamers' expensive #content model: incentivize creatives with participations and real stats on success. https://hubs.ly/Q0195q3x0
#XTR is expanding in Echo Park, with the acquisition of future studio, post-production and office space. A major step forward for the growth of #documentary #filmmaking. https://hubs.li/Q0194-nl0
Are you an aspiring writer? The #WGA Support Staff Training Program might be right for you! Applications open May 5. https://hubs.li/Q0194Vb20 #screenwriting #film
Things are looking up for cinemas, as exhibitors "reclaim a dynamic 52-week release schedule" with niche films filling in time between studio tent poles. https://hubs.li/Q018_Rm-0 #indiefilm #filmmaking #exhibition
The visual legacy of The Godfather lives on! #filmmaking #cinematogtaphy https://hubs.li/Q018_NNh0
Check out the latest tech from Boris FX, helping make post-production easier for #creators. https://hubs.li/Q018Wtgf0 #production #filmmaking
We're thrilled to be in Georgia this week supporting #indiefilm with a sponsorship at the Atlanta Film Festival! If you're at #ATLFF'22, join our creative conference, happening tomorrow at 3:30! Tickets: https://hubs.li/Q018W0Zq0 #production #filmmaking
Happy #EarthDay! Check out these #independentfilms from #Sundance addressing climate change! https://hubs.ly/Q018JCmg0
Listen in to this interesting take on the convergence of the film and TV business. https://hubs.ly/Q018BQtn0 #podcast #Indiewire #filmmaking
Check out this new writer's training program from the #WGAEast foundation, Writer's Guild Initiative, aiming to support people from marginalized communities with the tools they need to become professional writers! https://hubs.li/Q018v-NW0 #filmmaking #screenwriting
See how Robert Eggers recreated the Viking era, from building a Viking village to working with Bjork! https://hubs.li/Q018txmg0 #TheNorthman #filmmaking #production