Alert: GOP Unveils Plan to Replace the ACA

  The “American Health Care Act” (AHCA), a draft of the GOP plan to repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), was introduced yesterday by the House Ways and Means Committee and the Energy and Commerce Committee. Please click the link... read more

President’s Day Holiday Closure Notice and Payroll Schedule

Payroll Turned In Payroll Ready Friday, February 17 BEFORE 6:00 pm Thursday, February 23 Tuesday, February 21 AFTER 6:00 pm Friday, February 24 Wednesday, February 22 BEFORE 6:00 pm Friday, February 24 Wednesday, February 22 AFTER 6:00 pm Monday, February 27 We’re... read more

Register Now to Receive Your 2016 Canadian NR4 Electronically

If registered, your NR4 will be posted on a secure website in February, and you’ll receive an email notification with instructions for retrieval. If you have already registered to go paperless, you will continue to receive your NR4s electronically unless you withdraw... read more

Status Quo With the ACA

On Friday, January 20, President Trump signed an Executive Order that signals that the ACA should be repealed. It is a broad policy statement directing agencies to consider taking action to minimize the burdens of the ACA. However, the Executive Order does not repeal... read more

Joe Chianese Featured in Winston Baker Newsletter

Joe Chianese was featured in Winston Baker’s newsletter under “Dealmaker Spotlight.” “Throughout his career, Joe has been responsible for the finance, tax, and production structures of film and television projects in excess of $5 billion.” Click here to read... read more

EPFS at the Sundance Film Festival

  Joe Chianese and Dama Claire of EP Financial Solutions represented EP at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Joe moderated a panel titled, “State of the Slate-Films at Sundance 2017.” He spoke with filmmakers about making cost effective location decisions to achieve... read more

The Paymaster 2016-2017 January Update Now Available

Click on the image below to download (PDF File) Changes include: Updated Low Budget Agreement to reflect new 2017-2019 wage rates and rate scales. Updated 2016-2017 Federal payroll taxable wages and tax rate. Updated wage rates, effective date ranges, and terms and... read more

Darren Ehlers Featured in MESA Journal

Darren Ehlers’ article “The Move Toward Digitizing Back Office Processes” was featured in the Winter 2016 Edition of Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) Journal. The piece emphasizes that bridging the gap between production data and... read more

ALERT: New I-9 Form Issued

ALERT: New I-9 Form Issued The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) revised the Form I-9. January 21, 2017 is the last day you can use the older version. Beginning on January 22, 2017, you will need to use the new version of the Form I-9. How can you get... read more

2016 Year-End Payroll Schedule

2016 Year-End Payroll Schedule As the holidays near, we ask for your cooperation with the following revised operating schedule. Due to shortened workweeks, edits will be provided as soon as time permits. ** If you have any questions or special needs, please contact... read more

EP Featured in London’s Piccadilly Circus

EP was pleasantly surprised to learn that our UK affiliate, Sargent-Disc featured us in their billboard to help raise awareness for breast cancer. The billboard was shown all day today in Piccadilly Circus – the “Times Square” of London. Big thanks... read more

Joe Chianese quoted in Screen Daily

Joe Chianese was quoted in Screen Daily discussing state incentive programmes. “There’s more value in a programme that has certainty at 20% than a programme at 40% that’s uncertain,” says Joe Chianese, executive vice president at incentive experts EP Financial... read more

EP Featured in Variety

EP was profiled in Variety for its four decades of innovation in the entertainment industry. The article focuses on how EP has consistently, and effectively, ridden the digital wave to deliver the best client service. “EP has done that by adding synergies through... read more

Congressman Schiff Visits EP

We were honored to have Congressman Adam Schiff visit our Burbank office today to chat about the importance of ESOPs. He was kind enough to take some of our questions and offer his insight. In addition, some of our employee owners were able to share their stories of... read more

EP Awarded With the Communications Excellence Award

Heartfelt thanks to The ESOP Association California/Western States Chapter for awarding us at their conference with the Communications Excellence award for “Grassroots Innovation.” We are honored and proud to be recognized for our “I Love ESOP”... read more

EP’s Florida Office Closed Thursday and Friday

Please be advised that due to Hurricane Matthew, EP’s Orlando, FL office will be closed this Thursday and Friday, October 6th and 7th. Should you have an urgent matter, please contact Flo Mitchell-Brown at 646.473.9024 or Spurgeon Smith at 646.473.9057. Thank you,... read more

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady Visits EP

Congressman Kevin Brady of Texas, Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee and Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on Taxation, dropped by our Burbank office today to learn more about our business and our employee ownership model – just in time to kickoff Employee... read more

Self Service Password Reset

EP has made a change to allow you to quickly and securely reset your password on Vista Exchange, which includes Global Vista, Classic Vista, Residuals Hosted, and Residuals Client Portal (RCP). This is part of our ongoing commitment to improve and ensure a secure... read more

Mark Goldstein Featured in Middle Market Growth

Mark Goldstein was featured in Middle Market Growth, discussing EP’s 40 years in business, and the Company’s business areas including Central Casting, payroll, tax incentives and technology solutions. “There’s a big shift in the industry to go paperless, to bring a... read more

Winston Baker’s Toronto 2016 Scripts to Screen

EP Financial Solutions’ John Hadity is called “The Risk Mitigator” at Winston Baker’s 2016 Toronto Scripts to Screen. “This guy knows how to monetize the heck out of tax credits and manage risk. He also has over 20 years of studio experience where he was responsible... read more

EP a Sponsor at the Eighth Annual Produced By: LA Conference

Produced By: L.A. 2016 conference will take place on June 4th and 5th. The event will be presented by Producer’s Guild of America and hosted by Sony Picture Studios in Culver City. Saturday, June 4th 3:45 – 5:00 pm – A Seat at the Production Table: Which... read more

Joe Chianese Presented at Film/TV Production & Finance Summit

The 8th Annual Film/TV Production & Finance Summit was held on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Luxe Hotel located at 11461 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. This event focused on the essential elements necessary for financing film, structuring a motion picture finance... read more

ALERT: Final Employer Mandate Regulations Issued

Compliance Deadline Summary January 1, 2015: Employers who averaged 100+ full-time and full-time equivalent employees on a monthly basis in 2014. January 1, 2016: Employers who averaged 50+ full-time and full-time equivalent employees on a monthly basis in 2015.... read more

EP’s North Carolina Office Move

Effective January 21, 2016, EP’s North Carolina office has a new address: 1427 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 211 Wilmington, NC 28403 You can reach our Payroll staff at the following numbers: Carrie Lewis: 818.450.2781 Christine Loskocinski: 818.450.2782 Sarah... read more

ALERT: Fraud Targeting Productions

January 8, 2016 We want to alert you to a new scam targeting film and television productions, wherein an email wire transfer request or similar is sent from a show principal/executive and may then be followed by an email confirmation for the request from another show... read more

Press Contact

Ron Cogan

VP of Corporate Communications
Entertainment Partners
Phone: 818.955.6295