March 2016
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#1 for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, AND 2016!
As I celebrate National Women's History Month, my thoughts go to the amazing women who have been pioneers in our industry.
 
It's been an incredible honor to retain this prestigious #1 spot locally, and I have the amazing women (and men) at MMG, our freelancers, and our clients to thank for it. 
 
Linda Maslow
Founder & CEO
March is Women's History Month. As a proud Certified WBENC (Woman-Owned Business), we would like to remember some of the outstanding women who are leaving or have left their footprint in the history of film and video.

Kathryn Bigelow (1951- )
Born on November 27, 1951, in San Carlos, California, Kathryn Bigelow is a popular filmmaker known for her incredible visuals and heart-pounding action sequences. In 1979, Bigelow moved from short to feature-length films. She co-created the movie The Hurt Locker  (2008), for which won an Academy Award for best director-becoming the first woman to receive this honor-and directed Zero Dark Thirty  in 2012.

Frances Marion (1888-1973)
The most renowned female screenwriter of the 20th century, and one of the most respected scripters of any gender, Frances Marion was born in San Francisco. She modeled and acted and had some success as a commercial artist. She entered into journalism and served in Europe as a combat correspondent during World War I. She won Oscars for her writing on  The Big House   (1930) and  The Champ   (1931).  At MGM, where she was long under contract, she enjoyed enormous creative freedom for a writer.  She died in 1973, one of the most respected names in Hollywood history.

Dorothy Arzner (1897-1979)
Dorothy Arzner, the only woman director during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood's studio system--from the 1920s to the early 1940s and the woman director with the largest oeuvre in Hollywood to this day--was born in San Francisco, California, to a German-American father and a Scottish mother.  In her 15-year career as a director (1928-43), Arzner made three silent movies and 14 "talkies". Her path to the director's chair was different than that of women directors in the future (indeed, different than most male directors too). Directors nowadays are typically graduates of film schools or were working actors prior to directing. Like most of the directors of her generation, Arzner gained wide training in most aspects of filmmaking by working her way up from the bottom. It was the best way to become a filmmaker, she later said.

Featured Project

MMG is proud to provide payroll services to a television production company that produced the recently aired season premiere of "60 Days In". The reality show focuses on seven non-criminals sent to jail for two months to discover what really happens inside America's jails. We're excited to see the results! You can catch it on A&E Thursdays 9:00 pm.


Staffing used to be about making perfect matches. While that is still key, in today's staffing industry, there are many more considerations in the hiring process. 

MMG has become an expert in the new world of compliance for staffing and payroll. If you have questions about: Mandated sick leave, ACA, IRS compliance, Exempt vs Non Exempt, call the specialists at MMG.

JOAN'S SHOOTING TIPS FOR WASHINGTON DC

Shooting a project in downtown DC? Be careful! It can be tricky because few cities have as many landmarks as the nation's capital, where Film permits are required and issued by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment. These permits provide  permission to occupy public spaces for filming and related activities in a DC public space. This includes all types of commercial photography (documentaries, commercials,  PSAs, student films, etc.) The size of your cast and crew will affect the film permit fees, but having a small 1-2 man crew does NOT exempt you from obtaining a film permit in the District of Columbia. Film permits for National Park Service (National Mall, Washington Monument, Lincoln or Jefferson Memorials, etc.), US Capitol, or DC Department of Parks and Recreation (pools, basketball courts, playgrounds, etc.) are handled separately. MMG can provide guidance on permits for your next shoot , as well as providing a full video production crew. Email or call MMG Production Manager Joan Fiddle-Ferder at 202-965-1100 ext. 102 for your next DC based shoot ! (freelance@maslowmedia.com)




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"Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness."

 

-Oprah Winfrey

MMG has a dedicated team for small video projects, i.e. What YOU need on your website! Call us for more details.
WHERE IN THE WORLD?

MMG books crews worldwide. See below for locations we have recently booked:
  

Australia   

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra

Belgium 

Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Brussels

Bosnia 

Brazil 
Rio de Janeiro, Sau Paulo, Caetite, Extrema

Canada

China 

Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

Chile 
Santiago, Easter Island
Dominican Republic 
Punta Cana, other locations
Finland
France
Paris, other locations

Germany 

Hungary

India

Bangladore

Ireland

Dublin, Belfast areas

Italy

Rome, Milan

Japan

Tokyo

The Netherlands
Nigeria 
Lagos

Peru

Lima

Poland

Gdansk

Romania

Russia

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

South Africa 

Caledon

Spain
Cabena, Madrid

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Morges

Turkey

Dogubeyazit

Ukraine

Kiev

United Kingdom

London and suburbs

 

Call or Email Beth Posada for your worldwide crews!
  MMG MVP

  
Anka Lkhagvadorj

Anka joined the MMG team in October 2015,  and has since become a valuable member of our family. Anka originates from Mongolia, studied in the Ukraine, and  moved to the US in 2005.
She loves working with her colleagues in payroll and accounting, and when she's not at work, she enjoys playing table tennis, volleyball, and swimming.

 

Client Kudos


 

"MMG does a great job in paying its contractors promptly and accurately; Thanks MMG!"

 

-Contractor,

Atlanta, GA

MMG takes pride in its Executive Search Division. Our specialty:  Media Managers, Execs in charge of Production, and of course, all levels of technical and creative production talent below the line.  We have been doing this for 27 years and we know where these professionals are when you need one.

 RECENT assignments


 

Paris, FR

Camera Crew

 

St. Louis, MO

Lighting Director

 

Alton, IL
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Honolulu, HI
Makeup Artist

Fort Worth, TX
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Leesburg, VA
3D Video Animation Designer
  
STUDIO LOCATORS
Need a studio for your next shoot? MMG has got you covered! With access to studios all across the country, we can help you from start to finish, including staffing and production management. Call us for more details.
 
ABOUT US

Maslow Media Group was named a "Top 5 Leading Payroll Company" by The Hollywood Reporter, the #1 Media Production Company and #4 Leading Women's Businesses by the Washington Business Journal, and one of America's fastest growing businesses by Inc. 500/5000. 
 
Maslow Media Group provides crews worldwide, video production staffing, payroll services and script to screen video production to corporations, government agencies, corporate media, cable networks, and production companies nationwide. 
 
The Maslow Media Group is a 100% woman-owned business certified by the WBENC. 
 
MMG oversees several multi-million dollar contracts. Government clients find them on GSA Schedule #541 for Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions.

Linda MaslowCEO  202-965-1100 x 105 |  lmaslow@maslowmedia.com
 
Nick Tsahalis  CFO  | 202-965-1100 x 106 | ntsahalis@maslowmedia.com
 
Vija Udenans  Managed Services & Staffing 202-965-1100 x 104 |    vudenans@maslowmedia.com 

Chauncey D. Manson, III | Sales and Marketing 202-965-1100 x 113 | cmanson@maslowmedia.com
 
Joan Fiddle-FerderSenior Production Manager | 202-965-1100 x 102 |  freelance@maslowmedia.com

Beth Posada |Camera Crews Worldwide |202-965-1100 x 114 | bposada@maslowmedia.com

Mary Jane Boyle | Production | 202-965-1100 x 101 |  mjboyle@maslowmedia.com

Linda Bedell | Payroll Manager |202-965-1100 x 109 | lbedell@maslowmedia.com