Sat 7th 10am - Sat 21st May 2022 1pm



7 May - Comparative tv, film and construction - very limited availabilty

14 May - Crew and dailies - fully booked

21 May - Cast and stunts - fully booked


Each course will run from 10.00 to 13.00 and will be held online via Zoom


Fees per course:

PG Members £85 + booking fee and VAT

Non-members £120 + booking fee and VAT


Course Overview

The courses will provide a comprehensive overview of efficient payroll processes and the implications of the PACT/Bectu agreements. It help to give clarity around working with the agreements and how to streamline payroll processes.

What do the courses cover?

The courses will cover a range of subjects including:
• basic understanding of cast/stunts and crew/dallies and construction payroll
• understanding and cutting timesheets
• establishing the difference between industry agreements

Payroll course 1:
- Understanding payroll: the importance of the role, timings, communication, end-to-end platforms
- Construction payroll: layout of the contract, US studios regulations, IR35 updates, useful links
- Technical Q&A
- Cutting construction’s timesheet
- TV vs film contracts: bullet points of differences and points in common, rate bands, high streamers phenomenon
- Technical Q&A

Payroll course 2:
- Running payrolls: timing, deadlines, getting organised, finding your system
- Reading call sheets and progress reports (knowing where and what to look for)
- PAYE, Sched D, loan out: what is and what isn't
- IR35 status
- Cutting timesheets exercises
- TV vs film payrolls
- Technical Q&A

Payroll course 3:
- Cast and stunts
- Reading PACT/Equity contracts; making corrections
- DOODs and schedules
- Prepping payroll, set up your own systems
- Equity pensions
- FEUs
- SAG and other fringes
- Cutting timesheets exercises
- Technical Q&A

Course Tutor

Maryllis Gonzalez is a financial controller, mentor and transformational coach who has been in production accounting since 2005. Maryllis has worked in animation, documentaries, TV series, indie films all the way up to international blockbusters for US studios. In the last five years she has collaborated with the PGGB and other organisations imparting masterclasses, short courses and training for cast and crew. Her main professional and personal contributions are focused in making the industry a more wholesome, kind and fun environment to work in. Maryllis also has a Shooting in Spain Consulting firm (she is fortunate enough to live in sunny Mallorca) and is currently developing coaching courses as well as accounting training for various UK outlets. 

The courses will be interactive with cameras and microphones on and trainees will be encouraged to ask questions and join discussions, and, we hope, very much enjoy the training.


Please book by following the link below to your chosen course(s)


Payroll 1 - places are extremely limited

Payroll 2 - this course is now fully booked. Please email [javascript protected email address] to go on our training list to hear about future courses.

Payroll 3 - this course is now fully booked. Please email [javascript protected email address] to go on our training list to hear about future courses.


Each course has 20 places. Please note that your place is not confirmed until we receive payment.

If you are looking for help to cover course fees there are several organisations that may be able to help you. For more information, click here.

Booking terms and conditions

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