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Released annually, EP’s Paymaster Rate Guide provides detailed summaries of the most common pay rates and schedules for entertainment industry professionals. As part of a continued commitment to reduce paper and help digitize the production office, the most up-to-date Paymaster Rate Guide is now available as an interactive PDF.

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The 2020-2021 Paymaster Edition benefits:

  • Open the interactive PDF on Mac or Windows using Adobe® Reader®.
  • Search by keywords to quickly find the Information you need.
  • Click on any section in the Table of Contents to jump to that section.
  • Print pages as needed.
  • Add and save notes within the PDF for future use.
  • Automatically receive update notifications as they become available.
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Access wage scales and fringe contribution rates from ratified agreements, including:

  • DGA
  • West Coast IATSE locals
  • Basic Crafts locals
  • Non-Affiliates
  • Non-Union Police and Fire Officers
  • Area Standard IATSE
  • New York Majors locals

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Production Executive
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