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Talent 101

Media Services Payroll

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST)

Talent 101

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Join us for an overview of TV Commercial talent compensation, from contract negotiations through residuals.


Presented by:

Shaunda Slade, Director of Talent Services at Media Services

Afsaneh Berjis, Talent Liason at Media Services


Topics include:

TV Talent Basics

- Categories of Performers

- Types of Commercials

- Editing of Commercials or Permitted Versions

- Downgrading/Upgrading/Outgrading performers

- Maximum Period of Use for commercials

- Holding Fees

- Renegotiations


How TV & Radio Payments are Determined

- Session Fees

- Overtime calculations

- Weekend & Holiday calculations

- Travel

- Night Premiums

- Downgrading/Upgrading fees

- Pension & Health Payments

- Holding Fees

- Residuals (use payments)

- Foreign Use payments

- Internet & New Media payments

- Audition payments

- Sweetening & Multiple tracking for singers

- Late Payments

- Meal Penalties


Industrial Commercials Contract

- Difference between Category 1 and Category II Industrial

- Payments due


AFM Musician Talent Basics

- Categories of performers


How AFM payments are determined

- Session Fees

- Residuals (use payments)

- Pension & Health Payments


Production Outside of the United States

About the Presenters

Shaunda Slade

With more than 15 plus years in the Advertising Industry, Shaunda is proficient and knowledgeable with the Screen Actors Guild Commercials Contract, AFTRA Radio Commercials Contract and the American Federation of Musicians. In addition, Shaunda has comprehensive knowledge of A.I.C.P. and A.I.C.E guidelines.

Experienced in all facets of talent payments and broadcast business affairs, Shaunda has a thorough understanding of what’s required to make broadcast business run smoothly. Her background includes Publicis, Inc., DraftFCB, Berlin Cameron & Partners and Broadcast Traffic and Residuals. Shaunda specializes in rights acquisitions, celebrity negotiations and international broadcast administration.


Afsaneh Berjis

Afsaneh Berjis has worked in the production business for close to 20 years. Most recently, as the Chief Operating Officer of JWTwo, a division of J. Walter Thompson , NY. Afsaneh has nearly 20 years of experience in television commercial production, financial planning, financial risk management, as well as production consulting. Afsaneh was an Executive Producer at EUE/Screen Gems. She eventually became their CFO and oversaw all the commercial divisions of the company. Afsaneh has been a production consultant for such clients as Kraft General Foods, Wyeth, Schering Plough, etc. While at JWTwo, she worked with Reckitt, J& J, Diageo, DTC, etc.

Have questions about Talent 101? Contact Media Services Payroll

When & Where

Media Services New York
30 West 22nd Street
5th Floor
New York, NY 10010

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST)

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Media Services Payroll

MEDIA SERVICES is one of the entertainment industry’s leading payroll, accounting and residuals companies, serving feature, television, commercial, music video, corporate and web productions worldwide. For more information visit media-services.com

SHOWBIZ SOFTWARE is the product division of Media Services that is committed to developing best-in-class software solutions for entertainment payroll, budgeting, scheduling cash flows and time management. Learn more and find free demos at media-services.com/showbiz-software


Any questions? Contact us here, or

Steve Bizenov at 917 305 8309 (New York)

Steven Fishman at 310 440 9674 (Los Angeles)



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