Go To Team & Assignment Desk release over $290k to vendors and crew members to support them during the crisis

04/14/2020 Tech News

CHARLESTON, SC (April 13, 2020) – Go To Team & Assignment Desk release over $290k to vendors and crew members to support them during the crisis.

While most of the media industry is unemployed in our individual states and equally frustrated that it sounds like the Fed’s additional $600 won’t get to anyone until after April 26th, to help support our great crews in this crisis, we’re releasing over $290k to vendors and crew members. We’re not only making sure our staff is taken care of but them as well.

“After our webinar to help vendors, we really felt the need to help them as quickly as possible. The best way we could do that was to immediately push payments regardless of when they were due”. -Patrick Bryant, Founder / Partner

Combined the two organizations had over 1,500 1099 and self-employed crew members in 2019. Any vendor that has  an invoice in the accounts payable system will receive their check immediately. Checks will be going out to hundreds of people throughout the United States in positions including makeup artists, audio operators, camera operators, and video producers.

“It takes laser focus minute by minute to navigate this crisis to keep my loved ones healthy and not only help take care of our great employees, but also vendor partners.” -Shawn Moffatt, Managing Partner

Additionally, their ADesk (http://adesk.app) software platform has thousands more crew profiles with more than 4,000 shoots booked last year.

“We ask all crew members to update, register, and share our ADesk crew profiles, so that when the work starts coming back we can get them on shoots as soon as possible.” -Courtney Crosby, Production Manager.

 

About Go To Team 

Go To Team is the industry gold standard in camera coverage, providing staff Directors of Photography and uniquely-cross trained cameramen based in 19 cities across the country. Go To’s focus is being a ‘white label’ partner of award-winning content, partnering with a vast array of broadcast and cable networks and both television and commercial production companies. The company is known for its ability to service all genres – from every major sports, network news and entertainment company, to an array of Fortune 500 and agency clients. A cornerstone of Go To’s approach is developing staff crews that have been trained in house through an exclusive Federally Accredited Apprenticeship program.

For more information, visit gototeam.com

 

About Assignment Desk

Assignment Desk is an international crewing company – we connect great clients with the right crew in, or near the exact locations they need to shoot in. We only work with the very best crews throughout the world. Whether it’s a crew with reality television experience in San Francisco, or a still photographer for corporate portraits in Dallas, we save you time and money by sourcing professional and experienced teams that are closest to your shoot, wherever in the world you may be. Quality is at our core. Meeting you creative, budgetary and schedule needs are our mission. And we ensure that the freelancers we hire have the creativity, technical ability, and experience that is perfectly suited to your needs.

For more information, visit assignmentdesk.com

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