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September 19, 2011, Vol. 1, Issue 4
In This Issue
Community Affairs: AICP National Board Elections
2011 AICP Member Survey HIghlights
AICP Foundation
A New Graduating Class Is Made in New York
The Business of Production
Director Flying Without a Net?
On Location
Permits For Oversize Vehicles In New York City
AMP Playlist
Fine-tuning A Megabrand
Happenings
As I C Production
Read Matt Miller's latest blog post: Whose Incentive Is It Anyway?. The piece examines state tax incentives, and their place in the production process. 
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Community Affairs: AICP National Board Elections

Elections for the AICP National Board are now under way. AICP announced its restructuring plan, which allows for greater member involvement in the organization on both the Board and National Committee levels, last year. The National Board now focuses exclusively on the management of the Association, while the Chapter Boards are empowered to create and implement agendas related to their regions.  Agenda items for the regional boards include:  external affairs (i.e. legislation affecting production), education, and community building.

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2011 AICP Member Survey HIghlights

Each year, AICP conducts a survey of member companies to track changes in economic conditions and business practices effecting the industry. The results from the previous eight surveys have proven essential in our efforts to help protect and strengthen the production business, as well as make the case for AICP’s interests before elected officials, industry leaders, and members of the media. The full survey report is available to members. (Please note: if you wish to access the report, you will need your member ID number. If you do not know the number, please click here.)  In this and future issues of Spotted, specific results from the survey will be highlighted.  

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AICP Foundation
A New Graduating Class Is Made in New York

On August 18th, the Brooklyn Workforce Initiative and the New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting  graduated their 23rd class of Made in NY PAs.  Since launching in February of 2006, the Made in NY program has trained hundreds of New Yorkers and placed highly-trained PAs on more than 800 productions.Read More

The Business of Production
Director Flying Without a Net?
By Denise Gilmartin

Is your director covered for work related injury or illness he/she may sustain while working for your company?  If the director is providing services through a “loan-out” corporation and does not maintain a workers compensation policy for their own corporation, the answer may be – no.  



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On Location
Permits For Oversize Vehicles In New York City

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (which includes the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting) has been working closely with the Department of Transportation to simplify the process for productions when applying for a permit for oversized vehicles. An oversized vehicle permit is required for any single vehicle exceeding 35’ length (bumper to bumper), 8’ width or 13’6” height and for tractor/trailer vehicles exceeding 55’ length, 8’ width or 13’6”. Laws that govern the limitations of vehicle dimensions in New York City have been in existence since the 1980s. 

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AMP Playlist
Fine-tuning A Megabrand
By Liz Myers
An in-depth look at how United Airlines, Starbucks and Apple use music to effectively reach target audiences.
 
In the wake of the United Airlines accounting moving to McGarryBowen, Robert Channick, a reporter for the Chicago Tribune, wrote a piece about United Airlines use of Rhapsody in Blue as its theme song. He asked the question: “Is it time to retire the rhapsody along with the tulip tail?”
 
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