Life & Taxes: Navigating the New Tax Code for Production Personnel

Confused about the major upheaval that the United States tax code just underwent and wondering how it affects self-employed freelancers in film and television? Join us on Sunday, February 18th from 11am-2pm at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School* or onlineNancy Adams, CPA (who's been known to do this sort of thing before) will be on hand to explain the changes and take questions.

RSVP now to attend in person! Admission is free, but will require an RSVP

Nancy Adams is a certified public accountant with more than 25 years of public accounting experience and a client base including documentary and feature film companies, individual producers, actors, and other industry personnel.

*Note: This was orignally planned for our Long Island City shop, but, due to overwhelming demand, we have moved it to the Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts, one block away.

ATL Ease, Soldiers

The Atlanta Mixer Mixer is coming up fast! It's always a delightful time and a great opportunity for Atlanta's excellent sound community to come together and we're excited to see all of you.

Sunday, November 5th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the IATSE 479 assembly hall (4220 International Parkway, Suite 100) is the main event with manufacturers, dealers, gear, door prizes, and refreshments! Gotham Sound will be there, of course, plus the good people of DPA Microphones, Lectrosonics, Orca, Production Sound Solutions, Remote Audio, Sound Devices, Timecode Systems, Trew Audio, and Zaxcom!

Let us know if there's any gear in particular for which you'd like to see a demo and we'll see if we can make it happen!

Don't Freq Out

The Get Your Freq On seminar on navigating the spectrum upheaval as a wireless mic operator occurred last weekend and went reasonably well, if we do say so ourselves. Special thanks to Howard Kaufman of Lectrosonics, Colleen Goodsir of Zaxcom, Ben Escobedo of Shure, and everyone who attended either online or in person!

If you missed it, we've posted the video online and made the speakers' presentations available in PDF format here:

Or if you prefer the TLDR version, the most salient points are below the jump.

Don't Freq Out

It's an uncertain time to be in the wireless business. With the finalized results of the spectrum auction, production use of frequencies above 617 MHz will be illegal in 2020 and impractical in many markets much sooner - some mobile carriers have announced deployment in the 600 MHz band starting this month.

However, the good news is that the wireless manufacturers have been assiduously devising systems that can continue to transmit and receive clean, reliable signal under the new rules and offer the flexibility to keep you working when the rules change again.

Presenters will include:

The seminar will take place on Sunday, September 10th from 12pm-3pm EST at Gotham's NY shop in Long Island City, but will also be broadcast live on livestream and our facebook page.

Light refreshments will be provided.

The event is free, but RSVP here or on our facebook event to help us get a headcount.

Bags of Tricks

Join us in Long Island City on Saturday, February 18th from 12-4pm for Build-A-Bag day!

Bring in your audio bag and share tips and tricks, powering solutions, ways to lighten the bag, organization schemes, walkie routing options, etc.! See how other mixers are tackling the challenges of bag mixing and what they're doing to make their day to day easier.

Gotham will be on hand to help with ideas and provide demo items (plus refreshments!)

Big hat tip to Alex Ramirez for conceiving the idea and helping organize, not to mention writing a great pitch email we cribbed freely from.

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ATL Ease, Soldiers

The Atlanta Mixer Mixer is almost upon us! Come Sunday, November 6th from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the IATSE 479 assembly hall (4220 International Parkway, Suite 100) to hang out with your fellow sound mixers, plus manufacturers, dealers, gear, door prizes, and refreshments!

Gotham Sound will be there, of course, with demo units from Ambient, Schoeps, Audio Limited, and Rycote, plus the good people of The Audio Department, Batteries Plus, Bubblebee, DPA,  Independant Audio with Cedar, Lectrosonics, Location Sound, Orca, Plus 24 with Sanken, Pro Sound, Remote Audio, Sound Devices, Sound Guys Solutions, Trew Audio, and Zaxcom!

The Gotham are Coming!

The Gotham Sound Expo arrives in Boston! Come to chat with the manufacturers and your fellow mixers and play with the gear; stay for lunch, drinks, and giveaway prizes!

Representatives and gear will be present from DPA, Lectrosonics, Sanken, Sound Devices, Zaxcom, and more!

The expo will take place Sunday, November 6th from 11am to 4pm in the Boston area - exact location TBD, but you can RSVP now here or on facebook (it's free, but it'd help us to have an approximate headcount).

Special thanks to production mixer Tom Williams for all his organizational acumen!

Keep Austin Wired

Austin's Second "Annual" Mixer Mixer is coming up on Sunday, August 14th at 8pm at the Buzz Mill!

From the organizers:

Come on down to get some drinks, have a good time, and meet up with Texas' finest sound folks. No matter your home city, feel free to come join us, as well as bringing any others you like! Just make sure they don't mind talking about sound a lot. There is no real set "end" time - last time we went pretty late into the night with people coming and going, so don't be afraid of coming late, even if it is a few hours.

Dan Joseph from Gotham Sound Atlanta will be there with demo gear and swag in hand!

More info and RSVP here.

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