DSG Production Services, Inc.

Your partner in advertising making union talent production possible, easy and understood.

Frequently Asked Questions


WHAT DOES DSG PRODUCTION SERVICES, INC. DO?

DSG Production Services, Inc. provides a very specific part of the advertising process that is necessary when producing commercial productions with union talent. Not only are we a union signatory who has the ability to hire and contract union talent, we provide the talent business affairs expertise, guidance and answers to all of your production’s needs when it comes to talent sessions and usage payments.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Any company that does what we do is going to be comparable in fee structure. We work with any of the multiple paymasters we use to get the most competitive rates. Ultimately, it's the service and attention we provide that makes DSG your top choice when it comes to union talent payment management. Our rates and fee structure have not changed since we began in 2000. Basically, we charge 10% of the payroll invoice. That covers everything we do from initial estimates through the final tracking and use payments to the expiration of the project. If there are over-scale contracts involved, a flat rate would be negotiated. We are very flexible when it comes to our fee and will make every effort to not only provide the best rates, but will prove to be the best choice when it comes to managing your union talent payments.

WHY SHOULD I USE UNION TALENT?

The pool of professional actors is much larger with union talent. You are also hiring a professional, which means you may save money in production time due to their experience and proficiency. This is especially true when you are hiring voice-over talent and on-camera performers with dialogue. Also, if you want to use any sort of celebrity or known talent, they, most likely, will be in the union and require the production to be union and if you hire one union performer, they must all be union performers.

HOW DO WE GET STARTED?

With a phone call or email, we can discuss your project without any obligation. DSG Production Services, Inc. has a Client Services Contract that states the agreement between our company and yours. It is not production specific, so signing the contract once allows you to utilize DSG Production Services, Inc. when you need to. There is nothing in the contract that requires you to
only use our services.

Once we are signed on, we work with your creative, account and production teams to create production estimates, provide direction and help produce your projects. We can also take on transfers from past agencies or production companies that you would like housed under one company for estimating, tracking and reporting commercial usage.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS ONCE WE’RE IN PRODUCTION?

When ready to film or record, DSG Production Services, Inc. will provide the talent contracts for the session. After the session, the talent contracts are processed through DSG Production Services, Inc. to a payroll company who will generate the payroll invoices, which will then be provided to you along with the DSG Production Services, Inc. invoice. You pay us, we pay the payroll company and the payroll company releases the checks to the performers.