Note: Special thanks to Brenda Whaley, Chicago based Producer for organizing and sponsoring this event. Additional kudo's go out to Julie Tallarida at Trigger Studio for hosting this event. Thank you both for you passion and hard work supporting the photo community.
We have a fun-filled action-packed evening planned to talk about all things payroll. In all seriousness, protecting your business and livelihood should be on the top of your todo list. We've assembled the experts to help educate our community on best practices when it comes to hiring and paying crew and talent. The laws regarding what constitutes an independent contractor versus employee are evolving. We'll be covering the following topics:
Open discussion and question and answer session.
Brenda Whaley, Producer
Brenda also known as "the fixer” spent many years wandering the country searching for her purpose. After changing schools multiple times she finally landed at The Colorado Institute of Art and graduated with a degree in photography. Like many people in this business she jumped from job to job until producing fell in her lap. Production was a natural fit for a creative control freak! She worked at a studio for 7 years creating work for clients such s Bloomingdales, Sears and Kraft but after her 3rd child was born she went freelance and created her production company.
As a producer with more than 15 years of experience, she has worked for photographers and directors all over the country focusing mainly on food and lifestyle work. Freelance production gives her the flexibility to have a work life balance that is not always possible in this business.
"The most important thing I can do in this life is to raise creative, responsible human beings while fulfilling my own dreams."