October 2015

payroll services (employer of record) | camera crews worldwide | production staffing | managed services| government services | creative

-Theodore Roosevelt

Most of the people I have recently interviewed, when asked what their goal was, said, "I want to be challenged and happy to go to my job".  Putting together the right team is a real challenge but a happy team, no matter what, makes a great team!
Linda Maslow
Founder & CEO

How Hollywood Women Will Benefit From California's New Fair Pay Act

Nelson Granados, Forbes
[On October 6th,] California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that changes the Fair Pay Act to eliminate the gender wage gap in California. The previous wording of the law required equal wages for "equal" jobs in the same location, which made it easy for employers to justify pay differentials. Also, pay secrecy made it difficult to identify violations. The new law seeks to take care of these loopholes. Senate Bill 358, authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, ensures that male and female employees doing "comparable" work are paid an equal wage, even in different locations. It also bans retaliation against employees who inquire about other employees' wages. Exceptions like merit-based or seniority-based pay are now more clearly specified, promoting transparency and effective enforcement.
Read the full article here.
Maslow Media is excited to be a part of the CMMA conference this month in Albuquerque! Watch for us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

Nasa Creates Stunning 4K Video of Jupiter From Hubble's Images

Alyssa Navarro, Tech Times

A new video featuring Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot has been created by scientists based on different images captured by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The video is a stunning 4K rendering of these Hubble images, and is the first of a series of portraits under NASA's Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) Program.

Watch the video and read the full article here.
NLRB Decision on Standard for Joint Employers Impacts the Staffing Industry and its Clients

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board eased its joint employer standard. Pursuant to its Browning-Ferris Industries decision, a company will now be considered a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) if it exercises indirect control over terms and conditions of employment or if it has reserved the authority to exercise control. The previous test required that a joint employer exercise direct and immediate control over working conditions as opposed to merely possessing the right to do so.

Read the full article here.
Congratulations to the winner of October's  "SNAPSHOT" photo contest, James Cool of Cool New Media. This picture of a new dome being built in downtown Atlanta was taken with a drone at an altitude of 325 feet!

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


Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra


Dusseldorf, Antwerp, Brussels


Rio de Janeiro, Sau Paulo, Caetite, Extrema



Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing

Santiago, Easter Island
Dominican Republic 
Punta Cana, other locations
Paris, other locations






Dublin, Belfast areas


Rome, Milan



The Netherlands







Moscow, St. Petersburg


Saudi Arabia

South Africa 


Cabena, Madrid

Sri Lanka







United Kingdom

London and suburbs


Call or Email Beth Posada for your worldwide crews!


Client Kudos


"The Maslow Media Group has been essential in growing our regional operation. We wouldn't be where we are today without them!"



New York, NY


"All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared."


-Ben Affleck

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


London, UK



Spokane, WA

Camera Crew


San Juan, Puerto Rico
Still Photographer
Baltimore, MD
Technical Director

Ra'anana, Israel
Camera Crew

Unity, ME
Still Photographer


Cassandra Brown


Accountant, Cassandra Brown has been with MMG for the last 8 years. She manages accounts payables and compliance for determination of independent contractor status. As the unofficial office manager, Cassandra also loves working with all of the vendors and staff. In her time away from the office, she enjoys going on nature walks, biking, reading, and looking through quaint shops in the area.

Linda MaslowCEO 202-965-1100 x 105 | lmaslow@maslowmedia.com
Nick Tsahalis  CFO |202-965-1100 x 106 | ntsahalis@maslowmedia.com
Vija Udenans | Managed Services & Staffing 202-965-1100 x 104 |  vudenans@maslowmedia.com 

Joan Fiddle-FerderSenior Production Manager| 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

Linda Bedell | Payroll Manager|202-965-1100 x 109 | lbedell@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.