OWC Radio Host, Cirina Catania tackles AB5 issues head on in an in-depth interview with entertainment and tech lawyer Jonathan Handel. of counsel with the law firm of TroyGould and a contributing editor at The Hollywood Reporter. Jonathan covers labor, workplace and legal matters and is a reliable and informed source when we need to know the latest on what is happening in the legal side of the entertainment and tech industries.

Do you qualify as an employee or are you a contractor? The answer isn’t so simple, and it may be even more complicated as it applies to those in the music, film, and TV industries. In California, new legislation called AB5 changed the rules effective January 1, 2020.

So how do this impact you? Listen in as we answer those questions.

More information about Jonathan and the topic can be found:

www.jhandel.com and https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/topic/labor

For more about our host, filmmaker, tech maven and co-founder of the Sundance Film Festival, Cirina Catania, visit cirinacatania.com.

If you enjoy our podcast, please subscribe and tell all your friends about us! We love our listeners. And, if you have ideas for segments, write to OWCRadio@catania.us. Cirina is always up for new ideas!

About OWC:

Other World Computing (OWC), owc.com, founded in 1988 by Larry O’Connor when he was only 14 years old, is dedicated to helping tech enthusiasts and industry professionals do more and reach higher. Their trusted storage, connectivity, software, and expansion solutions enable creative professionals, producers, educators, and government entities to get the most out of their technology investments, protect valuable digital assets and expand their hardware’s capabilities to keep up with the demands and evolution of their work. OWC features an award-winning technical support team that is on hand 24/7 as well as an unparalleled library of step-by-step installation and support videos. In everything we do at OWC, we believe in making a better world where technology inspires imagination and everything is possible.

Cirina Catania, Host of OWC RADiO is the Founder and Lead Creative, at The Catania Group and the Co-Founder of the Sundance Film Fest:

Filmmaker Cirina Catania, the Founder and Lead Creative at The Catania Group has been involved as a writer, director, producer, cinematographer or marketing exec on over 130 film, television, and new media projects for the big screen as well as for networks such as National Geographic, Discovery, etc. She is one of the co-founders and former director of the Sundance Film Festival and former senior executive at MGM-UA and United Artists. Cirina lives in San Diego, D.C., and Berlin when she is not on the road filming for her projects or for clients, or speaking as a tech evangelist for companies such as Blackmagic Design and Lumberjack System. For nine years, she was the original “BuZZ Babe” showrunner on the weekly tech podcast, Digital Production BuZZ heard in 195 countries.  Cirina is a member of Local 600 (IATSE), the PGA and the WGA as well as the National Press Club, NPAA, and SPJ. The best way to know more about her is to type her name into your favorite search engine! There you will find all the good stuff. 🙂

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