US Payroll and Unions Workshops and Seminar

Fri 20th Jan 2017

US Payroll and Unions - workshops and seminar


Aimed to equip UK Film Production Accounting grades with the knowledge and skills of operating US payroll and understanding of US unions we ran a two-part course which consisted of an evening seminar in central London followed by a two day workshop at the Production Guild offices in Pinewood Studios. This course was run by US Payroll Accountant Debi West Dunkirk; Beautiful Creatures; The Bourne Legacy. You can watch the video of the evening seminar here.

Evening seminar

  • Who are the US Unions?
  • US Fringes
  • Contracting US Crew
  • What are the software options?
  • Returning Payroll information to US authorities
  • What legal compliance does the UK production company have?
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  • Foundations of operating US Payroll

Two day workshop

  • The US unions and where to find the rules, regulations and rate cards
  • Creating the payroll spreadsheet
  • Setting up the fringes
  • Inputting data
  • Cross-checking accuracy
  • Types of payroll software
  • Cast & Crew software nuts and bolts
  • Practical inputting of payroll onto software
  • Generating payroll information

We are looking to run similar courses in the future. To register your interest, please contact [javascript protected email address]



This workshop was supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the National Lottery via the BFI, and through the Skills Investment Fund (SIF).
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