I cherish the feeling of marking an item on my to-do list as "complete," and feel drained when things are lingering. Although this might be true for work tasks, my own personal projects have been taking a back seat to work. Time to fix that!
I’ve been hearing about Cave Day for the past year and decided that their new half-day Cave Day offering would be the perfect opportunity to dedicate some time back to my own projects.
We have a chance to close the loophole in the Labor Law for Print Productions. We are reaching out to our community to ask for your help to change this law by sending a letter of support by Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 (see photo for a sample letter, which can be quickly altered).
Read on for the text of an email from Heather Lynn at Prime Casting that was forwarded to us. This email contains a great explanation of this law, its negative effects on the community, and why it’s important to act now to change it.
While it may sound idyllic to be in charge of your schedule on a daily basis, the reality, as almost any freelance worker can tell you, is that having that kind of freedom can also be a pitfall if you’re not prone to diligent self-discipline by nature. In short, sometimes as freelancers, we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to boundaries around our time management. Over time, I’ve set up my own helpful tips, tricks & hacks to maximize my daily productivity.
As a freelancer or business owner, you may have felt the pain of higher tax liabilities in the past. Often, business owners shoulder a heavier tax burden as their earnings are taxed twice - once as business earnings, and then again as personal wages. This year, though, if you are an owner of an LLC or S-corporation, partner, sole proprietor or gig economy worker, you might just get a break.
Tax season got you a little stressed? Yeah, us too. US tax code is complicated and the laws can certainly feel like a moving target, particularly after a complete overhaul in 2017 that goes into effect for 2018 filings. While we certainly don’t have all the answers, we’ve scoured the internet for a handful of the best tax tips for freelance and production professionals that we think will get you off to a good start.
Are you still looking for that perfect gift for your favorite producer? We’ve got to admit - we’re a rare breed of humans and can be difficult to shop for.
Whether you’re a puzzled family member, or a collaborator trying to find the balance between thoughtful and professional, we’ve got a list of can’t-miss gift ideas to get you through the holiday season. Your producer will thank you!
The Producer interviews LA Prop, Wardrobe and Product Stylist Anne Ross about her recent project in Amsterdam. We ask her about her process when she travels internationally, and she shares some of her tips for traveling for work.
Anne Ross is a Prop, Wardrobe & Product Stylist based in LA. The Producer caught up with Anne to talk about her recent travel styling project in Amsterdam. Anne shares some of her best travel tips for working abroad and in Amsterdam.
The California Supreme Court’s April 30th opinion in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, clarified the standard for determining whether a worker should be classified as an employee or as an independent contractor.
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