March 2018

"I feel that your ambitions should always exceed the budget."
- Guillermo del Toro
Have You Thanked Your Production Manager Today?
'Below-the-Line' Budget-Makers are Unsung Heroes of Film, Television

Have you ever wondered what a media production manager does? 

(Hint: It's a lot.)

Not only do production managers determine how a production budget is spent, but they also ensure that all business, finance, and employment issues are handled efficiently, while serving as a liaison to the producer and assistant director. 

Learn more about these professionals in our latest blog. 
What is an 'Inclusion Rider,' Anyway? 

At the 90th Annual Academy Awards earlier this month, Best Actress winner Frances McDormand sent audiences to Google in droves with a buzz-worthy term many at home, and the ceremony, were unfamiliar with: "Inclusion Rider." 

Since then, many have learned that this contractual clause requires film and television producers to hire actors and crew whose gender, race, sexual orientation, and physical abilities are representative of the projects being filmed. 

In less than two weeks time, prominent producers and celebrities such as Matt Damon, director Paul Feig, and "Black Panther" star Michael B. Jordan, have vowed to make inclusion riders part of their production companies. 

Follow the link below to learn more about inclusion riders, and the impact they could have on the industry. 


On Location with the ATF 

Production crews from Maslow Media Group recently shot video onsite with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Check out some of our behind the scenes photos above. 

"My company's so small,  I can hire as many freelancers as I want without paying payroll taxes."  

You may not have the visibility of a corporation or production company, but that doesn't mean you are invisible in the eyes of the IRS. One day, they may come calling. And if you've misclassified workers, you could be responsible for back payroll taxes. The resulting fine(s) could be bigger than your next production budget. 

MMG  protects clients from the misclassification of employees and independent contractors per IRS rules governing workers in the television industry. Contact us today to learn more. 

Pay Inquiry Ban Proves to Be a Logistics Headache for Employers

An increasing number of regulations and laws are prohibiting employers from asking potential hires about their pay history. 

While designed to rule out pay inequities, while aiding job-seekers who are navigating the hiring process, such legislation is proving to be an HR nightmare for many employers. 

Many business owners faced with a disparate number of noncompliance rules and regulations are turning to alternative methods to gather the information they need. Follow the link below to read more. 
Don't get overwhelmed. Turn pay inquiry related headaches over to an outsourced staffing agency, and focus on what is truly integral to making your business run. 

Maslow Media Group is a full-service staffing agency that can fill each and every personnel requirement you have. We routinely recruit professionals and crews, interview and screen employees, and manage all Human Resources and Benefits. What's more, we serve as your Employer of Record, and handle all Payroll duties so you don't have to. 

Interested? Click on the link below and let's get started. 
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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