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The unintended consequences of running MMG  has been the thousands of freelancers  and clients we have helped over the years. Some of our earliest applicants are now our clients. To say I feel proud is an understatement. Thanks to all who helped to get us where we are today.


Linda Maslow 

Linda Maslow 

March is Women's History Month. As a proud Certified WBENC (Woman-Owned Business), we would like to remember some of the outstanding women who left their footprint in the history of film and video.

Lotte Reiniger (1899 - 1981)
A German born national who took British Citizenship after the Second World War and settled in an artist's community in North London, Reiniger made more than sixty films. She pioneered silhouette animation as used in China and Indonesia. Her first feature length film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was released in 1923 and challenges the idea that Disney was the first to make a feature length animation. She was awarded prizes at the Venice Film Festival and was honoured by her native Germany with an Order of Merit. Reiniger continued making films into her late seventies and though the work was intricate she was still adept at cutting the shapes needed for her animations.
Jill Craigie (1911 - 1999)
Born of Scottish and Russian parentage, Craigie first became a journalist and then started acting in films. By the nineteen thirties she turned to film making and made numerous short films and documentaries. Craigie was one of the first directors to show that films about ordinary people could be interesting and successful. Her subject matter often focused on poverty and inequality. Her film about coal mining, 'Blue Scar', broke box office records in Wales when it was released in 1948. Craigie wrote and researched  feminist issues, particularly women's suffrage in her later years, although she did make a final film in the nineties.

Read the full article, by Becky Ridgewell, here
Dede Allen (1923 - 2010)

Dede Allen started her career as a messenger at Columbia Pictures. She graduated to being a sound cutter and assistant editor. Her first job as a film editor was for director Robert Wise, and since then, she  achieved a reputation as one of the most stylish and creative editors in the American film industry. 

IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Happy 35th anniversary to Women in Film and Video, DC (WIFV)!

Properly Classifying Workers is a Growing Issue


Roger Russell, Accoutingtoday.com


Employee misclassification is on the upswing, with both the Internal Revenue Service and state governments taking steps to remedy the situation.

The practice, in which the employer labels the worker as an independent contractor, rather than an employee, allows employers to avoid paying unemployment, Social Security and other taxes, and to avoid paying the minimum wage, vacation time and other benefits.  


Read the full article here

MMGs HD camera crew shot a PSA in NYC featuring former Sopranos' actor, Dominick Chianese (Junior!), currently the chairman of the VA's 2015 National Salute to Veterans. The PSA is an appeal to viewers to volunteer at VA Medical Centers to help Veterans,  or to make an online donation to support Veterans' programs. Watch the PSA that was released, this week here!

 In the photo is MMG Audio Engineer Steven Ray, along with Steve Baldassari, FCC AV Technician in the FCC Control Room during the vote and live discussion held after the FCC voted  to reclassify Internet service providers as common carriers.

What You Can Expect For Social Video in 2015


This article is by Devra Prywes, VP of insights and marketing at Unruly, a video-ad technology company.


In 2014, we saw a rise in trackvertising, native video ads went mainstream and viewability was on the tip of everyone's tongue. So what curveballs will be thrown at marketers this year? Here are five predictions you can expect to see in 2015.

Congratulations to the winner of February's "SNAPSHOT" photo contest, Eddie Argauer.  This photo was taken at the site of VA Beach's first shark fatality. Discovery covered it in "The Summer of the Shark." National Geographic sent a crew to revisit the site for airing this summer. The photo shows a memorial covered with ten feet of new beach.

If you'd like to be featured in next months photo contest, here's how you do it:

Snap the perfect photo and send it to us for a chance to be featured in next month's newsletter!

Who may enter? Everyone. The contest is open to amateur and professional photographers. Each month's winner will voted on by the MMG staff. If there is a draw, YOU will decide.

When to submit? Please submit before the 10th of every month.

Where to submit? All submissions should be sent to khollander@maslowmedia.com with the subject "SNAPSHOT" 

Contest Rules: Contestants are permitted to submit one photo per month. All images must be original. Please send the photo in JPEG format and include the location of the photo and any supplemental description. 

Except as set forth herein, all entries and accompanying material become the property of the sponsor and will not be returned. Although the contestant retains copyright to the entries, MMG may use, reproduce and display the images without compensation to the contestant.

with Maslow Media's Online Database of   Freelancers & Production Companies

This month MMG has booked crews in:

PARIS, France
LIMA, Peru 
CANBERRA, Australia 

Call or Email Beth Posada for your international crewing 


Client Kudos


"The Maslow Media experience will save you time and lots of grief. MMG serves the television industry here in DC quite well and has earned its place."

DC Writer/Producer

"Sequels are not done for the audience or cinema or the filmmakers. It's for the distributor. The film becomes a brand."


Francis Ford Coppola

MMG prides itself on making the perfect match every time.
 These are our,


San Francisco


Punta Cana, D.R.

Camera Crew


Reston, Virginia
Makeup Artist

St. Louis
Character Generator

Washington, DC
3D Animator 



Joan Fiddle-Ferder



Joan Fiddle-Ferder is MMG's Sr. VP of Production/Supervising Producer, and out of her 30 years in broadcast video, 17 of them have been spent overseeing MMG's Production Dept of four Production Managers.  


Prior to MMG, Joan worked for the major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS Entertainment, Mizlou Sports News Network and was one of the founding Assignment Editors for the Fox News Channel.


If you have had the privilege of working with her, you know that you end up learning something new every time you speak to her.  She knows a lot and partners with our clients to provide detailed creative, technical and financial production management.


She's a type A organizationally, so plan on perfection when you bring a project to her! 


She thrives on  the day-to-day challenges, whether booking international crews, satellite time, overseeing a script to screen project or simply providing guidance to a client, Joan enjoys it all.


In her spare time, she's out  shooting abstract photography as a serious amateur, and occasionally shoots for MMG clients.


Unknown to many, she is also a song and dance woman and mother to her son, Brandon, who is heading to college to play NCAA hockey (she hopes!)    

Linda MaslowCEO 202-965-1100 x 105 | lmaslow@maslowmedia.com
Andrea SimsNew Business |202-965-1100 x 113 | andrea@maslowmedia.com

Vija Udenans | Managed Services & Staffing 202-965-1100 x 104 | vudenans@maslowmedia.com

Joan Fiddle-FerderScript-to-Screen | 202-965-1100 x 102 | freelance@maslowmedia.com

Beth Posada |Camera Crews Worldwide|202-965-1100 x 114 | bposada@maslowmedia.com

Mary Jane Boyle | Production | 202-965-1100 x 101 | mjboyle@maslowmedia.com

Nevitt Greene | Media Payroll Services |202-965-1100 x 121 | ngreene@maslowmedia.com

Maslow Media Group was named a "Top 5 Leading Payroll Company" by The Hollywood Reporter, the #1 Media Production Company and #4 Leading Women's Businesses by the Washington Business Journal, and one of America's fastest growing businesses by Inc. 500/5000. 
Maslow Media Group provides crews worldwide, video production staffing, payroll services and script to screen video production to corporations, government agencies, corporate media, cable networks, and production companies nationwide. 
The Maslow Media Group is a 100% woman-owned business certified by the WBENC. 
MMG oversees several multi-million dollar contracts. Government clients find them on GSA Schedule #541 for Advertising & Integrated Marketing Solutions.