The Showbiz Labor Guide 2012/2013
“An invaluable tool for any producer, production manager or accountant. Every show needs at least one of these around.”~ Ken Hausten
Relativity Media (Wanted,Cowboys and Aliens, Robin Hood)
The Showbiz Labor Guide
is the most comprehensive production tool of its kind. With summary rates and working conditions for over 80 unions, guilds and locals in the United States and Canada, it puts the information you need right at your finger tips.
In the Showbiz Labor Guide, you’ll find collectively bargained minimum rates for Studio and Distant Location, plus Overtime, Meal Penalties, Turnaround, Travel Time, Minimum Staffing… everything you need to know to safely budget your show. Plus, prevailing labor law and union contracts are broken down into plain English, so you can quickly understand each rule and how it applies to your cast and crew.
“It’s the best budgeting and production accountingresource on the market today.”
~ Brooke Spector
3 Ball Productions (Beauty and the Geek)
In addition to West Coast and New York crew agreements, separate chapters for DGA, WGA, SAG and AFTRA detail the provisions for contracts with above-the-line talent. Our Low Budget chapter gives you immediate access to current IATSE and guild budgettiers and rates, all in one convenient location. The Canada section provides adetailed overview of that region’s many collective agreements and work rules. As a bonus, you’ll find a section of Frequently Asked Questions and Sample Timecards. These are headache-saving tools for handling even the toughestpayroll scenarios… and you won’t find them anywhere else.
Whether budgeting your production, preparing timecards or weighing the cost of a non-set decision, you can move ahead confidently with the Showbiz Labor Guide, knowing you have the most accurate and complete information available.
"The Labor Guide has more clarifications than EP's book, such as on Distant Location. Love it."
~Gordon Loi "Grey's Anatomy"