ABS Payroll has announced the expansion of North American-based business operations to Oklahoma, and in doing so, joins the state’s roster of companies providing entertainment payroll services to film and television productions working on-location in Oklahoma.
“The continued expansion and recruitment of nationally recognized industry services from companies such as ABS Payroll to Oklahoma is both a testament to the growth of our local film and television sector as well as the opportunities for success for businesses from this industry within our state,” said Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) Director Jeanette Stanton. “As such, we’re thrilled the payroll services offered by ABS will be available as a resource to the state’s film and television industry, notably as a rebate qualifying expense to those productions utilizing the state’s film incentive program.”
Founded in 1985, ABS Payroll has been servicing the entertainment industry for over 35 years specializing in payroll for film, television, new media, commercial, voice-over, stage and theatrical work, music videos, production companies and much more. Accommodating production budgets from $250K to $50M+, ABS provides full turnkey solutions including state-of-the-art production accounting software, necessary workers’ compensation and insurance coverages to ensure all actors and crew members are paid on time.
“ABS Payroll is very excited to be among the rebate-qualified vendors that productions in Oklahoma can use for their projects,” said ABS Payroll Division President Kris King. “We are excited to bring our reputable payroll solutions to the region for local productions and businesses, and we look forward to ensuring their payroll needs are quickly delivered in a way that allows them to optimize their overall business in Oklahoma.
Oklahoma is home to one of the most attractive film incentive markets in the country with annual support and programs available to the film and television industry from state, city and tribal governments. OF+MO reports the state’s film incentive program, Filmed in Oklahoma Act, is estimated to have created 400 full-time equivalent jobs in FY23 with $58 million in wages paid to Oklahomans.
For more information on ABS Payroll, visit abspayroll.com.
About the Oklahoma Film + Music Office:
Under the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) works to promote the state as a viable hub for film, television and music production as well as further develop opportunities for workforce, business and community growth within these sectors. For more information on the Oklahoma Film + Music Office, including the state’s film incentives and additional resources, visit okfilmmusic.org.