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Anthony Lopez

Anthony Lopez is a top-level consultant to production clients at Media Services, an employer-of-record
payroll provider serving the film and digital content industry since 1976. He also serves as vice president
of sales for Crew Star, a crew booking organization for film, TV and commercial productions around the

The Death of the 1099 in Production

Advice / Tips & Tricks Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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.