FILM PRODUCTION PAYROLL

Filmmaker Process has partnered with ABS to bring you entertainment payroll and accounting services designed for independent film projects and low budget producers.

FINALLY, EASY PAYROLL FOR INDIE FILMMAKERS & PRODUCERS

From theatrical features and short films to TV Pilots and Sizzle Reels, ABS has the experience and flexibility for your next Film or Television project. Even the entertainment industry has its share of 9-5 jobs. ABS can handle your production staff payroll so your team can focus on the creative component.

WHY WE PARTNERED WITH ABS PAYROLL

Choosing ABS means you’re guaranteed to be working with an experienced and knowledgeable production payroll team, but what truly sets us apart is our dedication to our clients and reliable customer service from start to finish. At ABS, you won’t get lost in the shuffle—returning clients cite their payroll contact’s quick response times and eagerness to assist among the reasons they continue to come back for each new project.

 

"They consistently provide professional, efficient and creative solutions for any type of production. Their honest, hands-on approach get unrivaled in this industry making them the most important ally of all: one that is trustworthy."

 

Joe Eddy

Director of COYOTE feature film

"These guys are my first stop on each of my independent feature films. I trust their judgement and guidance in regards to areas pertaining to budgeting, production and financing and look forward to continued success with them by my side."

 

Franco Sama

Executive TV & Film Producer

"They really guided us through the process of putting together a budget, pitch deck and business plan and the end result was body of material that truly represented our project and vision. I hope our creative paths continue to cross int he future."

 

Katie Featherson

Star of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY

"These guys have been an integral part in developing two of my feature film projects. Their input and expertise is always spot-on and it's a pleasure working with such a great group of people."

 

Mike Greene

Film & Network Producer

"Joe Aliberti and Justin Lothrop have been such a pleasure to work with. They both make you feel at ease and address every question and concern with knowledge, ease and professionalism. I look forward to a long lasting relationship with them. Thank you so much."

 

Amanda Ruiz

Film Producer

GET YOUR PRODUCTION'S PAYROLL SETUP TODAY

TAKE THE WORRY AND HEADACHE OF PAYMENTS OFF YOUR PLATE.

FAQ

Founded in 1985, ABS has been the “Independent Filmmaker’s Choice” ® for over 30 years.

ABS is an employer-of-record payroll company, which means we handle the employer’s payroll obligations for everyone we pay out. This includes:
-Compliance with wage/hour laws and regulations
-Tax withholdings in all States
-Employee and employer tax filings and reporting
-Worker’s Compensation Insurance coverage and claim management
-Unemployment claim processing
-Union/CBA compliance
-Pension, health and welfare plan contributions and reporting

As an entertainment payroll company, we know the unique challenges that production teams face. From tight timetables to compliance with the various industry unions, every payroll contact at ABS is a seasoned professional who understands your production payroll needs.

ABS handles all kinds of entertainment payroll including: film, television, new media, commercials, voice-over, stage work and theatre, music videos, production company staff, still photography, and more. If you’re still not sure, give us a call: (818) 848-9200

Yes, ABS staff members are knowledgeable with all the major unions and union agreements, including SAG-AFTRA, DGA, WGA, and IATSE—but we can take on your non-union production payroll as well.

No; no project is too small at ABS.

ABS provides worker’s compensation insurance coverage on anyone we pay out, and we can issue proof of insurance once setup is finalized—but we cannot sell standalone insurance policies of any kind.

ABS can process payroll in all 50 States, with a local address for film tax incentives in Georgia, Louisiana, and New York.

If you have any questions please email our support team at [email protected].