As a Production Accountant, what should I tell background talent about the status of their checks?
Please refer all background talent to Sessions Payroll at 818.841.5202 or 800.957.4644 and ask for Lala.
How can background talent (“extras”) understand the deductions on their check?
While the IRS and state agencies preclude Sessions Payroll and their clients from providing tax advice to background talent, we are happy to direct check holders to the IRS website and their helpful tutorial about deductions.
Who does background talent (“extras”) speak with about status, changes or corrections to their check?
Background talent (extras, stand-ins) can call the front desk and speak with Lala at (800) 957-4644 or (818) 841-5202 ext 210. She will research their check history and confirm their address.
Lala also handles stop payments, reissues, address corrections, and payment corrections.
When can background talent expect their checks?
For union performers, checks are in accordance with union due dates by the Thursday of the following the week worked.
Non-union performers can usually expect their checks mailed within two weeks from the date they worked.
I am a background performer that was paid by Sessions. Should I call the production company to discuss my W2?
No. The production company does not have access to your private compensation history. Please contact Lala at our front desk by calling 800) 957-4644 or (818) 841-5202 extension 210.
When will performers receive their W2?
You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers.
How can performers retrieve a current or old W2?
Background talent (extras, stand-ins) can call the front desk and speak with Lala at (800) 957-4644 or (818) 841-5202 extension 210.