Entertainment Partners, the Burbank payroll and production services company, is expanding into Puerto Rico.
The company said it was opening a new affiliate office in San Juan to be called EP Puerto Rico. In addition to payroll services, the new office will also provide production incentive services, including film financing and tax credit placement.
The office will expand services previously provided by Pay1Bill Film Services, which has been working with the film industry in Puerto Rico since 2001.
Entertainment Partners aims to capitalize on the Caribbean island's expanding film business. In December, former Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño approved enhancements to the film tax credit program, extending the existing 20% production tax credit to include spending on crew members who aren't residents.
-- Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times