SAG-AFTRA & Music Industry Fighting Antiquated State Law Regarding Artists’ Personal Service Contracts by Encouraging Support for FAIR Act Legislation

In our last blog post, “Streaming Has Created a Showrunner Problem,” we discussed how the streaming of motion picture content and the binge-watching model of dropping all series episodes at once has not only changed the way Hollywood writers typically create.  It has also negatively impacted other workers in the entertainment and media industries. Among…

irc section 181 expiring 2020

IRC Section 181 Set to Expire at Year End: What Does it Mean for your Motion Picture or Media Project?

When it passed in 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act failed to renew a provision contained in 2004’s Jobs Creation Act, known as Internal Revenue Code Section 181, which allowed film, television and media producers to immediately expense costs that would otherwise need to be capitalized and deducted over the course of ten years.…

Television

TV Networks and Studios Prep for WGA Negotiations/Writers Strike

Television network and studio executives, and major producers for existing programs are about to make some strategic hiring decisions, according to industry commentary, like this article from Deadline. As the WGA (Writers Guild of America) faces the end of its current contract with television and film production companies this spring, television networks and studios are…