TAMMP will be sponsoring a Tax Seminar for film folks on Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Light Tec Inc., located at 1311 Chemical Dallas, TX 75207.
In order to attend, you must be pre paid. Members $10.00 Non- members cost: $75.00 which includes 1 year in the TAMMP on line directory. You can send a check to the office at 9629 Carnegie Dr. Dallas, TX 75228 or pay on line at wwwTAMMP.com Your money must be received in advance of the seminar.
Catrina Craft, PLLC specializes in doing tax returns for people in the entertainment industry. She is also the current Treasurer for Women in Film/ Dallas. As you know, tax laws change on a yearly basis. If you are a member, it is a good time to get a refresher course. If you are new to the industry, it is a great seminar to get you up to speed and keep you out of trouble with the IRS. Knowing your deductions can save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars.
GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES FOR THE FREELANCER
The second portion of the seminar from 11:00 to 12:30, will address Good Business Practices for the Freelancer. It will be made up of veteran freelancers who have compiled a data base of information to aid you in getting paid, getting paid on time, and maintaining a good reputation without being considered difficult to work with. Patrick Holloway, owner of Net Stream Live, and freelance sound mixer, will head up the panel.
DECEMBER MEETING: NEED A BANK TO FINANCE YOUR FILM BUSINESS?
Bill Lee at Identity Media Services will be hosting this meeting. If you need a business loan or information on how to get a business loan, you will want to attend this mixer.
This is NOT a seminar on how to get your film funded. It is a seminar on how to obtain financing for equipment and other needs for your film business.
DATE: To be announced.
DFW FILM COMMISSION LOSES TWO STAFF MEMBERS.
Jan Thomas, the location coordinator for the DFW Film Commission retired on Oct. 24, 2014 after 7 ½ years. Jan did a fantastic job and will be sorely missed. On behalf of the TAMMP board and all it’s members, we wish her well in her new endeavors and thank her for her years of service. She did a fantastic job and was always a pleasure to work with.
Jan will be one of our panel members on Good Business Practices in the up coming seminar on November 15, 2014 at Light Tech Inc. She was the founding President of the Dallas Association of Make Up Artists and Stylists ( DAMAS) and worked for over 20 years as a freelance production coordinator and stylist in the still photography business. Her business practices became the standard back in the 80’s. Come and learn a lot from a real pro!
Lisha Brock, Administrative and Marketing Coordinator left the DFW Film Commission on Oct. 8, 2014 to return to the freelance world to continue her passion for film production. TAMMP salutes Lisha for her time at the DFW Film Commission, and thanks her for her meticulous service to our industry.
YOU HAVE BEEN DE-ACTIVATED!
If you are no longer appearing on the TAMMP website, it is because your membership has been deactivated for non -payment of dues.
At the risk of sounding like your Mother, Lynne Moon runs the office on a completely volunteer basis. You all have been notified by email and phone messages. Many have remained on the site well passed your expiration date. Shame on me for trying to make a living and keep the office and website running so that you can be found to be hired.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. Get your butts in gear and pay your dues. Nothing will be back dated. If you pay today, that begins your 1 year term on the site. Your information will be re-activated and you won’t have to go through the pain of typing everything in again.
Since there are no UNION network shows in town and no mention of any big movies coming in to shoot, you may not be working. If you are in the UNION, you are on a roster and have the advantage of being called. If you are a business, vendor or non- union crew member, how do you advertise yourself for hire? How do you get found to work commercials and corporate gigs? GET LISTED in the on line TAMMP directory.
The TAMMP website is now mobile app friendly. Since the rule of advertising is 3, it would be a great idea to get listed anywhere you can. The more your name is seen, the more credence you have and the bigger advantage you have of being hired. $75.00 is a small price to pay for work that could land you a long -term client.
DO SOMETHING TO PROMOTE YOURSELF TODAY!
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!