Illinois Film Production Tax Credit Program to Expand

Effective July 1, 2022, the Illinois Film Production Tax Credit program will officially be expanded in accordance with provisions in the Illinois Production+ legislation championed by the Illinois Production Alliance. One of the biggest changes is that the legislation provides an expansion to allow for a limited number of non-resident wages to qualify for the credit. It also creates the Illinois Production Workforce Development Fund to provide grants to training programs focused on fostering industry careers for minorities and women. For more information, click here. Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only and shall not be considered legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor for specific legal or tax advice.
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2022 Super Bowl Commercials

Congratulations to the production experts and creative thinkers behind this year’s remarkable Super Bowl ads! We are inspired by the inventiveness taken by commercial producers this year and we are proud to have partnered with them, from paying their talent & crew to tackling complex music licensing and celebrity engagements. Thanks to everyone involved for kicking off 2022 with such success! McCann Worldgroup: VerizonGoodby Silverstein & Partners: Doritos/Cheetos (PepsiCo's Frito-Lay)HighDive: Rocket Mortgage (Quicken Loans)HighDive: Lay's (PepsiCo's Frito-Lay)Gut: Google PixelSquarespace Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided for informational purposes only and shall not be considered legal or tax advice. Please consult with your legal or tax advisor for specific legal or tax advice.
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The TEAM Companies Join Cast & Crew’s Portfolio of Brands

Today, November 18, 2021, Cast & Crew announced its acquisition of The TEAM Companies (TTC). This exciting move shines a light on Cast & Crew’s commitment to providing world-class services and best-in-class technologies that support every aspect of content creation and live event production in the entertainment and advertising industries. By joining Cast & Crew, TTC will bolster its technology development and digital product offerings, remain ahead of the curve with expanded services and subject matter expertise, and leverage Cast & Crew’s presence in the United Kingdom, Germany and India to better serve our global clients. The TEAM Companies will remain a distinct brand within the Cast & Crew portfolio of companies and will be under the leadership of Greg Smith, who will assume the role of President from his…
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The TEAM Companies Form Strategic Alliance with Peach

LOS ANGELES and LONDON, October 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Peach, a market leader in video advertising workflow and delivery, has today announced a formal alliance with The TEAM Companies (TTC), the foremost experts in global Talent & Rights management. By joining up distribution and talent & licensed element management, they create a streamlined workflow to help global Advertisers reduce exposure to usage rights violations while saving time and money. Peach delivers video advertising in over 140 countries worldwide, including the United States, through their long-standing partnership with Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS). The alliance with TTC, who are also aligned with CTS, will further enhance Peach's ability to provide a full service offering, especially for global brands who need to activate a wide variety of content across multiple channels at a…
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COVID-19 Designated as an Airborne Infectious Disease Under New York State’s HERO Act

COVID-19 has been designated as a highly contagious communicable disease that presents a serious risk of harm to the public health under New York State's HERO Act.  The HERO Act requires that employers implement extensive workplace health and safety protections. Employers can follow the model plan created by the New York State Department of Labor or create their own plan as long as it conforms with the HERO Act's guidelines. In addition to distributing their work safety plan to all employees, employers must post it in a visible location within each worksite. For complete details on how this affects employers, click here. Additional Resources:New York HERO Act Workplace COVID-19 Rules UpdatedNew York Passes HERO Act to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19 Disclaimer: The information presented in this post is provided…
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The TEAM Companies’ Technology Supports Equity & Inclusion Initiative

As the advertising and commercial production industries work towards greater diversity and inclusion, The TEAM Companies (TTC) are invested in ensuring that our technology supports that effort. To assist with the important step of demographic reporting, we are pleased to announce that TTC Online, our paperless onboarding and timecard platform, now allows employees to self-report additional demographic fields. The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) recently announced a demographic reporting initiative in response to increasing requests from ad agencies and brands for demographic information on those working on their commercial productions. TTC is fully aligned with providing the mechanism to capture this demographic data in a standardized and effective way. That data can then be shared with ad agencies and clients as needed to guide their progress towards their individual…
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TTC COVID-19 Updates & Resources

To all our clients and partners, We are here to assist our clients during this complicated time and hope everyone is staying safe! The TEAM Companies, LLC (TTC) is fully operational and providing all our services as usual. While ensuring there is no disruption to business, we are protecting our workforce by implementing our remote working plan and using limited personnel in all office locations. In cases where cities or states that we operate in require following a shelter-in-place plan, we remain fully functional. Please note that you can continue to reach your TTC rep during standard business hours using their TTC email address and phone number. We know many employees have questions about their taxes, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. Federal and state governments are hard at work updating…
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Comcast Technology Solutions and The TEAM Companies Enable Marketers to Streamline Creative Rights Management Into Centralized Platform

Comcast Technology Solutions and The TEAM Companies offer advertisers a unified solution for creative asset management, media activation, and tracking talent & licensed elements across all linear and digital advertising   NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Comcast Technology Solutions (CTS) and The TEAM Companies (TTC) announced an enhanced integration between CTS' Ad Management Platform and the TEAM Companies' Talent & Rights Management Platform. The new solution allows marketers to seamlessly manage complex campaign workflows including creative asset management, traffic, distribution, and rights management using a single interface. This simplifies the creative activation process and provides marketers with visibility and control of their campaigns across video and audio channels. "Combining creative, media operations, and talent rights into a unified solution brings enhanced automation to a traditionally manual process,"…
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Music Industry Experts Form Exclusive Alliance to Capture Global Royalty Revenue for Advertisers

The TEAM Companies and Melos bring together their expertise in the music business to provide marketers with the rights intelligence and technology for capturing royalty revenue for commercial compositions.   LOS ANGELES, and LONDON, July 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the music & concert tour industry's payroll powerhouse and the leader in music publishing administration technology & rights intelligence have formed an exclusive alliance for maximizing royalty revenue for North American and Global advertisers. Many marketers are not aware that when they commission original music for their commercial, they are entitled to royalties from that music when the commercial is broadcast. As a result, an estimated $400 million in music royalties go uncollected by marketers each year. Marketers aware of this royalty revenue stream often rely on music publishing administrators who…
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Talent Business Affairs Expert Forms Exclusive Alliance With Ad Industry Payroll Leader To Provide Deeper Support For Advertisers & Agencies

Exclusive relationship with The TEAM Companies strengthens Checks in Motion's position as an authority in performer, celebrity and influencer engagement.   CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WMBE Certified Talent Business Affairs specialist, Checks in Motion (CIM), has established an exclusive relationship with ad & entertainment industry payroll and business affairs powerhouse, The TEAM Companies (TTC), to provide additional knowledge resources and talent & rights management technology for its growing client base. Already a long-time partner with TTC on some CIM accounts, this exclusive relationship brings the full strength of The TEAM Companies' North American union & non-union talent payroll capabilities along with access to TTC's production payroll department for crew and other freelancers working for in-house agencies and production departments. As Checks in Motion grows, The…
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