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Production Payroll Accounting 101 in Burbank, CA | Local 871

  • IATSE Local 871 Burbank, CA 91505 (map)

An introduction to film and television payroll geared to the beginner. Includes a discussion of paperwork, departments, workflow, and rudimentary concepts of union rules. Payroll Basics covers:

  • Discuss basics of the payroll office (functions, hierarchies)

  • Discuss basics of the crew (unions, functions/job descriptions, basic film lingo)

  • Discuss the paperwork involved in processing payroll (budgets, cost reports, production reports, start paperwork, time cards, contracts)

  • Discuss the workflow of payroll (things done by day per most offices)

  • Begin basic lesson of how time cards are broken (not union specific, very general examples, “worked” vs “elapsed,” guaranteed hours, daily vs weekly)

DATE: January 26, 2019



This course is made possible through the IATSE TTF Course Reimbursement Program. If you are interested in this training, contact Local 871 for more information.