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The Paymaster 2019-2020 Edition

The Paymaster is the most complete contract and labor rates guide for the entertainment industry. Released annually, The Paymaster presents terms and conditions simply and accurately by offering a detailed summary of the most common rates and schedules used by industry professionals.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020-2021 Paymaster Rate Guide will be available for purchase in late summer 2020.

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW: The January Update version of the 2019-2020 Paymaster Rate Guide, which features rates from ratified agreements including:

  • 2019-2020 Wage Rates for Hollywood IATSE
  • 2019-2020 Wage Rates for Hollywood Basic Crafts (Locals 399 Teamsters, 399 Location Managers, 40 Electricians, 78 Plumbers, 724 Utility Workers, and 755 Plasterers)
  • 2019 New York Majors Agreements (Locals 52 and 829)
  • New York New Media contract resources
  • Hollywood IA Rest provision section
  • Inclusion of a Canadian addendum

As part of a continued commitment to reducing paper use and helping to digitize the production office, Entertainment Partners offers a downloadable PDF of The Paymaster.

  • PDF that can be opened on Mac or Windows using Adobe® Reader®
  • No more waiting for delivery of The Paymaster
  • Easy to navigate, with helpful hyperlinks throughout the content
  • Print pages as needed
  • Drop-down bookmarks link to every subject and section
  • Add and save notes within the PDF

2019-2020 The Paymaster Downloadable PDF - $29.95

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Print-on-Demand Book Option ($86.82 +tax)*

We have partnered with Staples Business Advantage to offer a print-on-demand option for those who would like to order The Paymaster (2019-2020) book.

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