November 2017

"Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine."
- Whoopi Goldberg
Ever Wonder What the Producer Does, Exactly? 
Prophet? General? Negotiator? Turns Out It's a Little Bit of Everything

Their names feature prominently in credit sequences and advertisements; they accept the big awards on the big nights; and they're commonly associated with dollar signs. 

But what does a producer do, really? 

Hollywood pioneer and producer Jesse L. Lasky summed it up: "The producer must be a prophet and a general, a diplomat and a peacemaker, a miser and a spendthrift."

So what did he mean? 

Our latest blog goes behind the scenes, so to speak, of this mysterious motion picture and television professional. 

MMG | Executive Search Division

Our recruiters are experts in the industry and will work with you to find talent that fits your culture. Since 1988, we've specialized in filling Creative Directors, Media Managers, and various levels of technical and creative talent quickly and efficiently, and have created long-lasting relationships with our clients to fulfill their fluctuating crewing needs. 
Celebrating the Cinematic Turkey

Moviedom is, excuse the expression, stuffed with cinematic turkeys and box office flops, dating all the way back to the silent era. 

Many of the less offensive entries were simply the result of rapidly expanding budgets, others were ill-advised misfires, while the most egregious and unbelievable land in the "so bad they are too good to be true" camp. 

In honor of Turkey Day, check out this list of the worst movies of all time ( according to critics). Then  maybe choose one or two to digest while your holiday feast does the same. 
Consider this scenario: One of your contractors who has inadvertently been misclassified gets laid off with no unemployment insurance.  Believe it or not,  he or she has the right to bring a claim against your company. 

Don't get stuck with a lawsuit. Maslow Media Group  protects clients from misclassification of employees and independent contractors per IRS rules governing workers in the television industry.

Call us today for any of your payroll or staffing needs.
Global Assignments Carry Compliance Implications that Hit Close to Home

If you have employees who carry out tasks in other parts of the world, there is an extensive laundry list of payroll and tax compliance issues that you should be aware of. 

Term of assignment, type of assignment, training, and more all factor into each and every company's global mobility equation. Developing proper review policies and procedures can mean the difference between success and non-compliance. 
At Maslow Media Group,  our clients regularly turn to us to provide broadcast level professionals for documentaries, press conferences, training videos, breaking news, live web events, and much more in locations from Sri Lanka to South Africa. 

MMG also serves as your  Employer of Record, handling all payroll-related expenses and insurance for your occasional and fulltime freelancers.

We can provide guidance and protection regarding the misclassification of employees and independent contractors per IRS rules; manage all benefits and HR administration; and pay your people on time - guaranteed. 
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

MMG would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to our amazing clients, our hardworking freelancers and contractors, and our unparalleled staff of media and payroll professionals. 

Happy Thanksgiving
from MMG!


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