$Alchemy_Keywords

$Alchemy_Keywords

Cast & Crew Cuts Salaries, Announces Furloughs, Reduces Hours Due to Coronavirus

Cast & Crew Cuts Salaries, Announces Furloughs, Reduces Hours Due to Coronavirus

4/10/2020 6:05:00 AM

Cast & Crew Cuts Salaries, Announces Furloughs, Reduces Hours Due to Coronavirus

Reacting to the coronavirus pandemic, payroll specialist Cast & Crew has cut executive salaries, reduced staff hours and furloughed an unspecified number of employees on Thursday. “Cast & C…

has cut executive salaries, reduced staff hours and furloughed an unspecified number of employees on Thursday.“Cast & Crew and companies across all industries have been focused on the well-being of their employees and their families, as well as the ongoing financial condition of the company,” said Eric Belcher, chief executive officer. “After evaluating our options given the temporary entertainment industry slowdown caused by COVID-19, we are taking several actions to align our costs to the economic situation in the industry we serve.”

Ennio Morricone, Influential Creator of Music for Modern Cinema, Dies at 91 Ennio Morricone, Oscar-Winning ‘Hateful Eight’ Composer, Dies at 91 Ennio Morricone, Oscar-winning film composer, dies at 91

The company provides services related to payroll, human resources, accounting, finance, workflow and productivity to the entertainment industry. It has about 700 employees.Salary reductions include 50% for the executive management team members and 25% for vice presidents and other senior employees. The company also decreased hours for a portion of the staff and furloughed “a significant” percentage of employees for an unspecified period.

“The furlough approach –- as opposed to layoffs –- enables those affected to retain an employment relationship with the company during the furlough period,” the company said. “It also enables Cast & Crew to bring those individuals back to the company quickly and seamlessly when conditions improve.”

Furloughed employees will be provided with immediate payment for accrued vacation. Healthcare benefits will continue, and Cast & Crew will pay the total cost of employee and company premiums for health, dental and vision coverage. U.S. employees will be eligible, once furloughed, to apply for any federal compensation through recent government actions, as well as to apply for state unemployment insurance.

“Our goal is to successfully navigate through this period and minimize the negative impact,” Belcher said. “We then can resume full operations and bring our team back together when the situation turns around. We remain very optimistic regarding the future of the entertainment production industry, and our company’s place in it, once this unfortunate health crisis recedes. With the increasing demand for and consumption of streaming and other types of video content, we expect production to come roaring back as soon as travel restrictions and social distancing requirements are lifted.”

The company was founded in 1976 and its corporate headquarters are in Burbank, Calif.to the investment Fund EQT VIII for an undisclosed price. Read more: Variety »

Which is really bad when you consider how much the industry has gone south over the last decade. 50% of the industry is just licensing foreign films, 1/4 is CGI'd and the final quarter is where the industry work has been for 10 years. So it's sucked for a long time.

Cast & Crew Furloughing “Significant Percentage” Of Employees; Cutting Top Management Salaries By 50%Cast & Crew, one of Hollywood’s leading payroll companies, said tonight that it’s furloughing “a significant percentage” of its employees, and is implementing salary reductions of 50% for…

How the Modern Family Cast Has Changed Over the YearsSee how the cast of Modern Family, including Sarah Hyland, Ariel Winter, Sofia Vergara and more, have changed over 11 seasons

'The Nanny' cast reunites for a Zoom table readGod I miss that show 😂

17 Actors Who Were Absolutely, Without A Doubt, 100% Perfectly CastFor real, give these casting directors a raise.

'Modern Family' Ends Tonight — Here Are Side-By-Sides Of The Cast In 2009 Vs Now👀👀👀 raul_bebe 💔 StarringRico 😩 Sarah_Hyland still could pass for 15. And Ariel stills looks 12

'Tears are a good thing': 'Schitt's Creek' cast Zoom together, share emotions watching series finaleThe popular Canadian sitcom 'Schitt's Creek' brought six seasons to a close Tuesday, prompting the stars who brought the dysfunctional Rose family to life to air their feelings on social media. Such a good show I carried like a baby. :( Good ..... don’t need shit like this on the airwaves!