Entertainment Payroll Overview
- How does entertainment payroll work?
- How does Topsheet help with entertainment payroll
- What do entertainment payroll companies do?
How does entertainment payroll work?
When running a production - whether it is a live event, feature film, commercial, or TV show, you will need to pay people for their work.
Production companies are "employers". Employers need to comply with state and federal law for paying the employees (cast and crew). In a union production, you will need to be compliant with union standards.
How does Topsheet help with entertainment payroll?
For all payroll projects run through Topsheet, Topsheet acts as the employer of record and provides workers compensation insurance for employees and loan-outs.
What do entertainment payroll companies do?
An entertainment payroll company handles these major functions:
1. ACT AS THE EMPLOYER OF RECORD
As the employer of record, Topsheet acts on behalf of the producer, collecting and ending out W2s, 1099s, and other tax forms.
2. PROVIDE WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Workers' compensation is required in the case of injury on a production. It is illegal to operate without it.
3. CALCULATES PAYROLL
Topsheet automates the calculation of payroll and union benefits - observing federal and state labor laws, and union contracts.
4. PROCESSES PAYMENTS
Entertainment payroll companies pays the employees, unions, and state agencies, and federal agencies.