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The Mixer: September – Invoice or Payroll? Options for Creative Businesses and Workers

Recording of The Mixer: Invoice or Payroll? Options for Creative Businesses and Workers (Sept 30, 2020)


Are you a creative industry business deciding whether to pay by invoice or payroll? Are you a creative worker or technician who does 1099 or W2 work? The Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, and Whipsmart invite you to join us for The Mixer on Sept. 30 for a discussion on the distinctions, benefits, and drawbacks between independent contractor and employee classifications, with employment attorneys Ben Byers and Jared Van Kirk. We’ll also hear about findings from Whipsmart/Washington Filmworks’ recent Social Safety Net survey, get input from employers who use both 1099s and W2s, and talk about ways to protect your business and finances.


  • Ben Byers – Litigator, Corr Cronin
  • Jared Van Kirk – Labor and Employment Attorney, Foster Garvey
  • Amy Lillard – Executive Director, Washington Filmworks and Whipsmart
  • Joanne Ort – Owner, Ort CPA

BYO happy hour fare 🙂

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept 30
  • Time: 5pm-6:30pm PDT
  • Location: online – we’ll email you the link

This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.

For ADA accommodations or accessibility information, contact

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