Talent Payroll and Business Affairs Support

With the acquisition of Talent Payment Services (TPS) in 2012, The TEAM Companies became the comprehensive solution for talent payroll and business affairs in advertising in North America.

Today, we bring in-depth knowledge, attention to detail and superior service to advertisers, ad agencies and production companies throughout all provinces as well as those traveling to Canada from the U.S. or other countries to produce advertising content.


As the largest talent payment provider in Canada, TPS offers a wide range of services including:

  • Session & use payments to union and non-union performers
  • Union agreement interpretation
  • Year-end tax reporting
  • Completion reports
  • Full access to our online portal which gives clients the ability to generate session & residual estimates and upload contracts anytime from an internet browser


Our Business Affairs team offers clients in-depth insight and strategic advice on union and non-union talent matters including:

  • Providing insight on talent from pre-production through production
  • Forecasting multi-scenario budgeting and talent costs
  • Reviewing and negotiating celebrity agreements and music licenses
  • Managing rights and permissions
  • Tracking residual cycles including any holding payments or dormancies
  • Reporting residual cycles to the talent payroll provider


Our traffic & clearance experts are a premium resource focused on reliability and accuracy in managing high volumes of broadcast traffic. Services include:

  • Issuing commercial identification numbers (i.e. Commercial Codes or Ad-Id)
  • Submitting scripts through government and station-level broadcast clearance agencies
  • Reporting residual cycles to the talent payroll provider
  • Estimating costs to duplicate (if applicable) and distribute ads to stations
  • Preparing and sending traffic instructions to stations & confirming receipt

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