Burbank, CA – May 4, 2016 – Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, today announced the promotion of entertainment payroll expert Durressa Powers to Vice President of Payroll Operations for Burbank. In her new position, Powers will continue to oversee the company’s Burbank payroll-processing department, client onboarding team, account management and specialized staff of payroll coordinators. Powers also will be helping to lead the implementation of Cast & Crew’s new Payroll+ Suite technology designed to digitize production management.
Powers, who joined Cast & Crew in 2014, has more than 15 years of experience in the payroll industry, with nine of those years specializing in entertainment payroll. She has managed payroll accounts and departments, as well as the implementation of new software. She also has played an integral role on project teams developing new client-focused solutions.
“Durressa is highly skilled in payroll management and is well-versed in the complexities of entertainment payroll,” said Kriege Janz, Senior Vice President, Operations. “She is known for her extensive knowledge of unions and guilds, as well as federal and state regulations. She is a proven professional in this industry.”
Janz added that Powers has taken on increasingly more responsibility through several promotions since joining Cast & Crew. “I’m thrilled we can recognize her unwavering dedication and efforts in providing exceptional services to our clients,” she said. “Her approach is a daily example of the principles that differentiate this company.”
About Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC (www.castandcrew.com) is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, production incentives and production tax credit financing. Cast & Crew’s PSL production accounting software is the industry-leading accounting application serving the needs of the film, television and digital media industries. The company was founded in 1976, and its corporate headquarters are in Burbank, California.
About Silver Lake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $24 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm’s portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $100 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 210,000 people globally. Silver Lake has a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in New York, Menlo Park, San Mateo, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The firm’s current portfolio includes leading technology and technology-enabled businesses such as Alibaba Group, Avaya, Broadcom Limited, Cast & Crew, Ctrip, Dell, Global Blue, GoDaddy, Intelsat, Motorola Solutions, Quorum Business Solutions, Red Ventures, Sabre, Smart Modular, Solar Winds, Symantec, Vantage Data Centers and WME/IMG. For more information about Silver Lake and its entire portfolio, please visit www.silverlake.com.
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