Breakdown your time cards faster and more accurately using Showbiz Timecards. Then e-mail them to
ANY payroll provider!
One button click will set up a time card for (studio or location) A, 3Day, B,C, F, H,I, J, and K SAG schedules. Enter the hours, click MagicPay, and you're done.
How do Showbiz Timecards work differently than manually breaking down time cards?
Current Manner of Calculating TimeCards:
Currently, you get a stack of time cards and start 10-Keying, day by day, allthe straight time, overt time, gold time, meal penalties etc. Then you write it all down on the original time card. Once completed, you give them to the head accountant for approval. And finally, you FedEx or get a runner to bring them toyour payroll company.
The Showbiz Way:
You get a stack of original time cards. You key the hours into the computer. Click the MagicPay button and your hours-to-gross is calculated for you. You print the new time card out and give it to your head accountant for approval.Once approved, you print the Showbiz Timecards again - but not to paper - toPDF. Then you e-mail the PDF file to ANY payroll provider. The time cards arrive a minimum of a half a day earlier. Since they are not faxed or handwritten, they are crystal clear to read. And since the computer calculates mostly everything, there's less human error.
(Note: Even though the payroll company can start working on your edit right away, you will still need to send the payroll company the original time cards (with hours worked and a signature) for archival purposes.
Most SAG rules are built right into the program
Showbiz SAG Cards make your life easier because many of the SAG rules are built right into the program.
- Get More Accurate and Easier to Read Timecard
Print your time cards to PDF and e-mail them to any provider. Or, attach the time card/worksheets to the signed time cards. Don't forget to let us bid ondoing your payroll. Combined with Media Services' on-site check printing, thereis no faster way to pay your cast, crew and staff.
- Contract Players - Payment Tracker
You'll always know how much you've paid, how many days/weeks left, and a onebutton click to pay out the rest of the contract. Plus, the weekly rate is calculated just by entering total days in week & contract.
- A Plethora of Reports
You can generate reports for one day, one week, a month, for one production, for one employee, etc. For each of these type of reports you can print a box& car, mileage & lodging, holiday & vacation, employee checklists,etc.
- Daily Labor Hot Costs
If you enter the work hours on a daily basis, you can generate a daily laborhot cost for each day on your production. And when the week is over, you've already prepared 90% of your payroll for processing.
Meal Penalties are automatically calculated giving you the option to call "Grace" to recognize all the meal penalties incurred.
- Travel Time
Just enter the work hours and travel time is instantly calculated for you -plus any double time by SAG contract rules is automatically added to traveltime OT hours and deducted from double time OT.
When you add a stunt adjustment on any day, new hourly rates are automatically calculated by day for day players and by week for all other schedules.
Turnaround / Force Call Hours
If you have to pay force calls, just tell it the force call interval, e.g., 10hours, and the software will tell you exactly how many penalty hours you incurred - plus it will autopaste the cost on the time card (while automatically recognizing SAG ceilings).
Autopaste Per Diem
Your per diems, both taxable and non-taxable, are automatically paid based onhow many days worked - plus, if you like, it will calculate and pay an advanceequal to your total taxable and non-taxable per diems.
Simply add a percentage in the agency field and all pensionable agency feeswill be applied.
The money breaks for all schedules are pre-programs when you use the autopaste Schedules section.
There's no need to create your Bible in Excel anymore. You can copy your Bible right out of the software and paste in directly into Excel so you can e-mail itto anyone.
6th & 7th Day Calculations
All 6th & 7th day calculations are automatic.
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Wm. "Chico" Powell, LOST
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James Avela, Alias
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Francesco Pace, The Apprentice, The Contender
"Everyweek my payroll is one gigantic puzzle of split days, 6th day split days, agrip department that lives for re-rates, and AD's that persistently work 16.1hours. Showbiz Timecards has cut my 12-hour day of calculating payroll in half. I absolutely love it! You really have to use it!"
Candy Carstensen, Grey'sAnatomy
"I can'tbelieve it's finally here...I'll never have to worry that it's calculated wrong again. Showbiz Timecards cuts my card breaking time in half."
Andy Wheeler, ComedyCentral
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Wendy Hyden, Everybody Loves Raymond