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MertzCrew

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The LSP is always looking for solid benefits for our members. We know that finding great crews and managing crew payments is an important but time-consuming part of our responsibilities. To that end, we have forged an agreement with MertzCrew – the leading AV tech contracting service for freelancers in the industry. By leveraging the membership of the Guild, we have also made arrangements for members to try MertzCrew at no charge.

For LSP members, MertzCrew will waive the 15% administration fee for a member’s first project (up to $25,000 in labor fees).

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EXAMPLE

A producer has a 4-day corporate project for 400 people in Los Angeles: One-day setup, 2 days presentation, and a half-day to strike. The producer needs one audio engineer, one video switcher, two camera operators, one graphic operator, one lighting designer, and 4 stagehands for set & strike.

MertzCrew Charges

AE: ($450 x 3 days) = $1,350
Switcher: ($475 x 3 days) = $1,425
2 Camera Op: ($400 x 2 days x 2) = $1,600
Graphics Op: ($425 x 3 days) = $1,275
LD: ($475 x 3 days) = $1,425
4 Stagehands: ($225 x 1.5 days x 4) = $1,350
      $8,425
MertzCrew 15% Admin Fee     $1,264
 

TOTAL

 

$9,689

Labor Pool Charges

AE: ($450 x 3 days) = $1,350
Switcher: ($475 x 3 days) = $1,425
2 Camera Op: ($400 x 2 days x 2) = $1,600
Graphics Op: ($425 x 3 days) = $1,275
LD: ($475 x 3 days) = $1,425
4 Stagehands: ($225 x 1.5 days x 4) = $1,350
      $8,425
Federal Employer Taxes (10.25%)     $863
State Employer Taxes (3.5%)     $295
Labor Pool 20% Admin Fee     $1,685
 

TOTAL

 

$11,268

MertzCrew saves you $1,579 in costs on the project. If you produce 20 projects a year, that’s over $30,000 in savings per year!

To take advantage of the benefits this LSP Partner has to offer, sign up for Membership today!