January 2019

"A story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end.. .
But not necessarily in that order."

- Jean-Luc Godard
A New Year Means New Minimum Wages for Millions
But What's the Bottom Line?  

On New Year's Day, 20 states and multiple cities adopted new minimum wages, affecting the lives of more than 5 million employees. 

Some states made the change in an effort to keep up with the standard cost of living, while other increases were the result of legislative action and voter influence. 

Many employers are now faced with the task of readjusting their company policies and prices, while keeping a close eye on tax adjustments and compliance concerns. 

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Maslow Media has partnered with our client, a leading global financial services firm, in search of a Corporate Creative Producer in New York, New YorkThe Corporate Creative Producer is responsible for creative development and production of corporate media projects.  The focus is to enhance and strengthen corporate identity and brand awareness through video. Responsibilities include meeting with clients to identify project goals and create proposals, treatments, storyboards, and scripts best suited for the client's needs. 

Maslow Media has partnered with our client, a leading global financial services firm, in search for a Studio Producer in New York, New York The Studio Producer will be responsible to produce, direct, and engineer branded content in a dynamic production studio environment located in Westchester, NY, (with occasional support to the mid-town Manhattan production studio).  The ideal candidate is a technical producer with 5 years of combined experience in corporate video production,  post-production , and technical operations as well as experience in content development.

Maslow Media has partnered with our client, a financial publishing company, in search of a Technology Investment Analyst for their South FL office.  This is a unique opportunity to work with a fast-growing company with all the opportunities of a small startup and the stability of a deep-pocketed firm with a 30-year track record.  The ideal candidate is a 100% tech junkie that is hungry to research, analyze, and write about  cutting-edge  tech companies. This person has a technology background with previous experience at a tech company in customer facing role. In this role, the analyst must be able to monitor stocks and trends daily.

Drones Could Take Animated Films to New Heights

For many years, now, drones have been used to achieve breathtaking aerial shots, and more, for any number of film and television projects. 

Animation would appear to be next on the list. 

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich recently devised a process to capture human motion more efficiently using two commercial drones and a laptop. This method, while not quite ready for prime time, is expected to reduce the complexity involved in typical motion capture projects. The result could revolutionize the way animated motion pictures are made. 

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Consistency is Key 

Once a worker's classification has been established - employee or independent contractor - it is critical you continue to pay that person in the same fashion. 

Media Managers: Do not pay someone as an employee (W2) one day because he or she is a grip, and the next day as an independent contractor (1099) because he or she shows up with a lighting truck. 

Make your determinations at the beginning of each year and stick to them.

Uber Settles, But Misclassification Confusion Remains
Big Questions Left Unanswered

Earlier this month, a $1.3-million dollar Fair Labor Standards Act settlement was approved between gig outfit Uber and 5,200 drivers. 

According to law firm Fisher Phillips, the agreement brings an end to the ride-sharing company's oldest outstanding misclassification suit nationwide. 

But though the sun has set on this particular and far-reaching complaint, big questions about misclassification and the difference between contractors and  employees remain unanswered. 

Meanwhile, the gig economy continues to grow. 
Maslow Media Group has experience managing gig workers in a variety of industries. 

We regularly protect clients from the misclassification of employees and independent contractors. And we can help you remain compliant. 
From Tokyo to Timbuktu, Maslow Media Group's production managers can provide a 24-hour turnaround on crews, no matter where on earth you need to be

Recently Booked Locations

MMG books crews worldwide. See below for locations we have recently booked:
  • AUSTRALIA | Sydney | Melbourne | Brisbane | Canberra
  • BELGIUM | Dusseldorf | Antwerp | Brussels
  • BRAZIL | Rio de Janeiro | Sau Paulo | Caetite | Extrema
  • CHINA | Hong Kong | Shanghai | Beijing
  • CHILE | Santiago | Easter Island
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC | Punta Cana | Other Locations
  • FRANCE | Paris | Other Locations
  • INDIA | Bangladore
  • IRELAND | Dublin | Belfast 
  • ITALY | Rome | Milan
  • JAPAN | Tokyo
  • NIGERIA | Lagos
  • PERU | Lima
  • POLAND | Gdansk
  • RUSSIA | Moscow | St. Petersburg
  • SLOVAKIA | Bratislava
  • SOUTH AFRICA | Caledon
  • SPAIN | Cabena | Madrid
  • SWITZERLAND | Morges
  • TURKEY | Dogubeyazit
  • UKRAINE | Kiev
  • UNITED KINGDOM | London and Suburbs


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