Care Awards 2008

“Cirque du CARE” was the theme for the 2008 CARE Awards, highlighting what a crazy, funny, unpredictable and amazing business Hollywood is. April 13th was a hot California day and excitement was in the air as awardees and their families entered the private gate into Universal Studios Hollywood. The red carpet was filled with anticipation…

Care Awards 2007

The Colors Of Our Life On March 25, 2007, the attendees of CARE 2007 enjoyed another sunny and fun-filled day at Universal Studios Theme Park. After walking the press filled red carpet the awardees and their guests entered the Globe Theatre. They were greeted with collectible “All Access Passes” to the event, and awardees were…

Care Awards 2006

The Universal Studios marquee on Lankershim greeted guests on March 18, 2006. Arriving and entering Universal Studios through a private gate, awardees proceeded to the Globe Theatre via a red carpet lined with press. The interior of the Globe Theatre was decorated to enhance the theme of the event, which was Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, and…

Motion Capture Movie Contracts

MOTION CAPTURE AND MOVIE CONTRACTS James Pinchak, ESQ. New technology, motion performance also known as motion capture, performance capture ,“mo cap,” has caused unforeseen problems in drafting contracts between producers and performers in regard to motion picture agreements. Apparently, there is no case law or arbitration’s that have set any precedents in this area. SAG-AFTRA…

Who Do You Believe?

We’ve heard rumblings that some people think the topic of scams in the talent industry is controversial and unclear. There are those who will claim to be against scams, but who seem to pick and choose among the same business models which individual businesses they support. There are those who will claim to be against…

SLAPP Lawsuit Summary

Nedgam Productions, Edge 1 Productions v. BizParentz and Anne Henry In 2009, Bizparentz was sued for defamation along with Disney/ABC News, and three Better Business Bureaus. We were sued in Connecticut (where we have never done business and have never even visited!). This kind of lawsuit is called a SLAPP suit — Strategic Lawsuit Against…

Payroll Companies

ABS Entertainment Payroll Services 2600 W. Olive Ave., 5th Floor Burbank, CA  91505 (818) 848-9200 info@abspayroll.net www.abspayroll.com American Residuals & Talent (310)734-4108 www.artpayroll.com Cast & Crew Entertainment Services 2300 Empire Avenue, 5th Floor Burbank, CA 91504 (818) 848-6022 info_payroll@castandcrew.com www.castandcrew.com Walt Disney Pictures and Television AKA Disney Worldwide Services, Katy Mac Sessions, etc. Attn Payroll …

Social Security

To Do List:  Verifying Social Security Information Reported for Your Child Actor We know, we know…social security seems like a long way away.  But you need to think about your child’s social security account now!  Here’s why: Wages are reported to social security through the routine payroll process. Normally, an employee does not have to…