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Reality-Based Production Underway? Consider Getting Media Liability Insurance To Avoid Problems Later
These days, scripted nonfiction programming is in big demand by the television networks, cable outlets and streaming services. High profile murders like Jon Benet Ramsey’s and murder trials like O.J. Simpson’s are popular subjects for this programming, as well as documentaries focused on controversial issues like GMO crops, environmental change and our dietary habits.
In the Tax Extender and Disaster Relief Act of 2019, passed in December of 2019, Congress revived several credits and deductions, including Internal Revenue Code Section 181, that offers tax benefits for digital and live media producers. Section 181 gives production companies the ability to expense costs as incurred as opposed to requiring those expenses be deferred and only recognized when the project is placed into service, as was required under the Tax Cuts and Job Act of 2017(TCJA).
Self-proclaimed “Satellite Guy” Rob McWilliams of McWilliams Productions shares tales from producing multiple live shows at CES, including how he was able to live stream through a massive blackout!
Sony wanted to share the inspiring trials and tribulations of Meg Prior, producer and director of Afghanistan: Outside the Wire, a new documentary she shot in the warzone of Afghanistan, with Sony’s HXR-NX3 camcorder. Prior details for readers her unique experiences as a female filmmaker in a war torn country, and her unfettered access to a side of the military few get to experience first-hand.
For film and TV production crew members accustomed to being paid as 1099 independent contractors, switching to W2 employee status might feel strange and unfamiliar. Now that you’re having taxes withheld, it can seem like you’re making less money than when you just had a flat daily contractor rate. But there are actually a number of benefits to being paid as an employee.
Rich Schaefer is an award-winning cinematographer with more than 25 years of experience. By delivering stunning images across a variety of entertainment and commercial projects, Rich’s punctilious eye and valued ingenuity makes him a top collaborator and creator in his craft.
Here’s a HUGE issue that my contemporaries and I see all too often. Productions just know that they “need a drone” and lump all UAV’s into the same category. Now pay attention class because this is important: What you need is a skilled and licensed pilot/company that has the correct camera/drone/team combination for your production.