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"The producer must be a prophet and a general, a diplomat and a peacemaker, a miser and a spendthrift."
-Jesse L. Lasky
  
At MMG, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of service by hiring only the best production individuals around. Ultimately, the value of every project reflects the excellence of the individuals chosen to create it. We thank our clients and freelancers for their continued support.

 

Linda Maslow
Founder & CEO

NYC's creative class job sector tops L.A., as film and TV production jumps 

Teresa Novellino, New York Business Journal

If you're a New Yorker and it seems as if you're running into more film and TV shoots on the streets of Brooklyn, discovering more Gotham-based art galleries, and meeting more fashion-tech types based in New York City, it's not your imagination.

A "Creative New York" report released Tuesday from the Center for an Urban Future, a Manhattan-based think tank, revealed that the number of jobs in the city's "creative sector" has jumped over the past decade, even as growth in traditional employment sectors such as law and banking have stagnated. 

Read the full article here.
MMG helps celebrate Flag Day at Gateway National Recreation Area:
National Find Your Voice Initiative Hosts Paddling Event for Veterans and their Families at Jamaica Bay in Gateway
The Maslow Media Group celebrated Flag Day on June 14th, by providing a professional still photographer for the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA) at New York City's National Gateway Park, in Jamaica Bay.
As part of NCPA's 'Find Your Voice' campaign, the events were held to show appreciation to the brave men and women who service our country. MMG's New York City based still photographer, Ed Lefkowicz, hiked and canoed thoughout the day to cover events in the park, sponsored by the Sebago Canoe Club and the Wounded Warrior Project. 
The 'Find Your Voice' events are held to help inspire people to advocate for America's favorite places. Together, people across the country will speak out about critical issues affecting our parks and take action to protect them. 
Photos shown are of Ed Lefkowicz, taken by Alison Zemanski

The '1099' question: California ruling says Uber drivers are employees

 

The Register-Guard

 

"Sharing economy" startups such as Uber rely on the premise that their services are delivered by people who are not employees -- they're independent contractors. It's a categorical assumption that enables the companies to shift much of their operating costs onto contract workers and operate on thin margins, enhancing their competitiveness in the marketplace. 

Uber, for example, requires its drivers to pay out-of-pocket for expenses ranging from insurance to gas to routine car maintenance. In exchange, drivers get access to customers and can operate on flexible schedules that few traditional companies can match. 

A recent ruling by the California Labor Commissioner's office threatens to undermine the business model that has become a mainstay of the so-called 1099 economy. (It's called that because the people who provide services such as driving for Uber aren't regarded as employees, so they don't file W-2 tax forms; instead, they file the 1099-MISC, the independent contractor form.)

Read the full article here.

Congratulations to the winner of July's "SNAPSHOT" photo contest, Joan Fiddle-Ferder. Joan took this beautiful picture of a yellow lotus flower when she was visiting Kenilworth Park in Northeast DC.

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 edickler@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.




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WHERE IN THE WORLD?

MMG books crews worldwide. See below for locations we have recently booked:
  

Australia   

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra

Belgium 

Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Brussels

Bosnia 

Brazil 
Rio de Janeiro, Sau Paulo, Caetite, Extrema

Canada

China 

Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

Chile 
Santiago, Easter Island
Dominican Republic 
Punta Cana, other locations
Finland
France
Paris, other locations

Germany 

Hungary

India

Bangladore

Ireland

Dublin, Belfast areas

Italy

Rome, Milan

Japan

Tokyo

The Netherlands
Nigeria 
Lagos

Peru

Lima

Poland

Gdansk

Romania

Russia

Moscow, St. Petersburg

Rwanda

Saudi Arabia

South Africa 

Caledon

Spain
Cabena, Madrid

Sri Lanka

Switzerland

Morges

Turkey

Dogubeyazit

Ukraine

Kiev

United Kingdom

London and suburbs

 

Call or Email Beth Posada for your worldwide crews!

 

Client Kudos


 

"We truly appreciate the service MMG has provided us over the last couple of years; in many ways, they were an answer to our prayers in solving a tricky problem here. All of MMG's staff have been so pleasant and responsive; I wish all of our contractors would be as good."

 

-Production Controller,

Salt Lake City

 

"Get emotionally connected to your story so you can deliver it, you know, if you can't deliver the emotions to your script there's no point to your story. Story is the key."

 

-Robert Redford

MMG takes pride in its Executive Search Division. Our specialty:  Media Managers, Execs in charge of Production, and of course, all levels of technical and creative production talent below the line.  We have been doing this for 27 years and we know where these professionals are when you need one.

 RECENT assignments


 

Bratislava, Slovakia

International Crew

 

Las Vegas, NV

Producer/Director

 

Anchorage, AK
Audio Engineer
  
St. Louis, MO
Videographer

Chambers Bay, WA
Camera Crew

Los Angeles, Chicago, and Shenandoah, VA
Still Photographer and Camera Crews
  

 MMG MVP

Revella Burke

 

If you've ever wondered who's on the other end of all your electronic communication with MMG, Revella's your gal. Having spent over 5 years with MMG, Revella has become a crucial part of our payroll department. She recently moved back to her hometown of Washington, DC and is enjoying rediscovering the city. She also enjoys line dancing with her gang of very active seniors.


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
 
ABOUT US

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.