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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

The TEAM Companies, LLC (“TTC”) celebrates its unique diversity, equity and inclusion by recognizing and honoring the new U.S. federal holiday Juneteenth National Independence Day. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth became a national holiday to be recognized each year ...

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TTC Receives EcoVadis Silver Rating for Sustainability

The TEAM Companies (TTC) are proud to receive the EcoVadis Silver Rating for Sustainability. This rating means that TTC has scored in the top 25% globally of all companies rated by EcoVadis, which is the leading business sustainability ratings ...

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SAG-AFTRA & JPC Agree to COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety Protocols

SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee (JPC) have approved a COVID-19 Commercial Production Safety and Testing Protocol Agreement. This Agreement is applicable to commercials covered by the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and 2019 SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Contract. It ...

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Updated Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Rates

In accordance with the 2019 SAG-AFTRA Corporate/Educational & Non-Broadcast Agreement, updated rates are in effect as of May 1st, 2021. While basic rates are listed below, a complete contract summary and table of rates can be found in our ...

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Updated 2021 SUI Rates

Annual changes in SUI (State Unemployment Insurance) wage caps vary by state. Below are the SUI wage cap updates we have received from states so far, as applicable to our Production and Print clients: Alabama: 4.62% Arizona: 7.22% District ...

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2021 SAG-AFTRA Influencer Agreement and Influencer Waiver

SAG-AFTRA has recently finalized both the 2021 Influencer-Produced Sponsored Content Agreement (“The Influencer Agreement”) and the 2021 Waiver for Influencer-Produced Sponsored Content (“The 2021 Influencer Waiver”).   Influencer Waiver Under the Influencer Waiver associated with the Commercials Agreement: The ...

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California’s COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave Returns

California has passed Senate Bill 95 to reinstate and expand the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave requirements first put in place in April 2020. The new law applies retroactively to January 1, 2021, and will remain in effect until ...

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Employees in New York Granted Leave to Receive COVID-19 Vaccination

The state of New York has passed legislation granting both public and private employees time off from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Employees will be granted up to four hours of excused leave per injection.  This leave will ...

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2021 Super Bowl Commercials

Congratulations to the creative minds and production pros behind this year’s crop of incredible Super Bowl ads! Producing this year required some extra behind-the-scenes effort and we could not be prouder of those we partnered with by paying their ...

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2021 Increase in Colorado General Minimum Wage Rate

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2021, the minimum wage rate for most employees in Colorado is $12.32 per hour. Wages are defined as the entire amount of compensation an employee receives for his or her labor or services. This includes ...

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NYC Changes to Paid Sick Leave Law Take Effect Sept. 30, 2020

New York City has amended its Earned Safe and Sick Time Act to align with New York state’s paid sick leave law, which was passed in April 2020. These changes went into effect September 30, 2020, and primarily involve ...

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Elections and Time Off Requirements for Voting

With upcoming elections, now is a good time to review your state’s laws covering allowable time off for voting. Laws on providing employees time off to vote vary by state, but many include: Requiring the leave to be paid. ...

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A Diverse TEAM Is a Successful TEAM

Burbank, CA, July 7, 2020 – The TEAM Companies, LLC (TTC) is a leader in the entertainment payroll and business affairs arenas. At TTC we are proud of our ability to attract and retain a highly diverse and inclusive ...

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TTC Business Continuity Preparedness

As the outbreak of the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) continues to grow, The TEAM Companies (TTC) is prepared to continue its business practices under any circumstance. TTC has long maintained a strong continuity plan over the years and is ready to ...

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The Story of KAT, the AI-Powered Assistant for Talent and Production Business Affairs

05-21-2019 In conjunction with Equals 3, we are developing KAT AI, the industry’s first AI-powered assistant for talent and production business affairs. As The TEAM Companies COO Greg Smith says, this type of artificial intelligence “solves a problem businesses ...

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IHAF Webinar: Got Rights? Securing Proper Permissions & Releases

03-18-2019 The TEAM Companies are excited to announce we will be anchoring the latest In-House Agency Forum webinar “Got Rights? Securing Proper Permissions & Releases.” Our TTC participants will include COO Greg Smith, Senior VP/Business Affairs Rori Floyd, and ...

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Upcoming TTC University Webinar: Hiring Extras For SAG-AFTRA Commercials

02-20-2019 We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our next TTC University topic: “Hiring Extras For SAG-AFTRA Commercials.” Sessions will be held Tuesday, February 26th and again on Thursday, February 28th. Each session will be ...

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Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Update

12-21-2018 Washington State Paid Family and Medical Leave Update While benefits will...

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New York City – Earned Sick Time Policies Expanded

11-09-2018 New York City amended and expanded the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (the “ESSTA”). An updated FAQ document is available. Some of the new requirements include: Relying solely on the DCA’s Notice of Employee Rights, which must ...

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TTC Sponsors The Immortal Awards

11-07-2018 TTC Sponsors The Immortal Awards We’re honored to be a sponsor...

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The TEAM Companies at ANA Masters of Marketing

10-25-2018 We’re excited to be attending the 2018 ANA Masters of Marketing Week October 24th-27th. Will you be in Orlando? We’d love to connect and share some tips on managing use of performers in the creative supply chain. Learn ...

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The TEAM Companies to Launch Industry’s First AI-Powered Assistant for Talent and Production Business Affairs

07-17-2018 The TEAM Companies, the leading payroll, business affairs and technology provider for the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced its plans to launch KAT, an AI platform designed to transform the industry and outcomes for clients. KAT, which ...

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TTC Says a Sorrowful Goodbye to SVP Judy Santi

11-17-2017 The TEAM Companies lost a dear friend and colleague this week. Judy Santi, Sr. Vice President of IT Project Management, passed away at her home in South Carolina after a brief, but valiant, battle with cancer. She was ...

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The TEAM Companies Announces Management Transition and Investment, as Founder Gerry Schwartz Moves Towards Retirement

11-06-2017 Today, The TEAM Companies announced a significant investment by its senior management team, in partnership with the founding shareholders and private-equity firm TorQuest Partners. At year-end, our CEO Gerry Schwartz will retire from his full-time role and transition ...

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The TEAM Companies Join Industry Leaders to Form The “Ad Consortium” Which Plans to Streamline Creative Asset Management

12-16-2016 Today the Ad Consortium, in support of advertisers and agencies, announced its formation. The first group of its kind, the Ad Consortium is comprised of leading advertising and agency industry stakeholders, including Adstream, Comcast Technology Solutions, Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing...

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New Salary Threshold for Exempt, Employees and Blocked

11-29-2016 In an unexpected ruling, a Federal Judge in Texas has blocked new FLSA Rules that were to take effect on December 1, 2016 that would have increased the minimum salary for employees to qualify as Exempt and would ...

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Former Ad Agency Executive Leads The TEAM Companies’ Chicago Office

08-01-2016 After three decades in business affairs including the last eleven years as Partner, Director of Production Business Management at Ogilvy Chicago, Marie Goss has joined The TEAM Companies and will oversee the talent payroll and business affairs groups ...

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Former SAG-AFTRA Exec Leads The TEAM Companies’ Southeastern US Expansion

06-23-2016 After three decades as Executive Director of SAG-AFTRA’s Nashville office and a decade as the union’s Assistant National Director for Sound Recordings, Randy Himes hopes to have touring artists, business managers, and record labels singing a different tune ...

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JPC Updates – Unwired Network Added & Revised SAG-AFTRA Drivers Policy

03-19-2016 The Joint Policy Committee on Broadcast Talent Relations (the JPC) has issued two notifications in the month of March. The first, issued on March 7, advises that ICON International has been added to Tier One of the ...

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