Doing some more research found this. Never knew what the TES was for.
VeriTES (Theatrical Entertainment Services)
VeriTES has at least 50,000 theater checkers all over the US and in Canada. You can email VeriTES if you need more information about their offered position or you can go to this page – [www.verites.com].
if you go to www.verites.net instead of .com it takes you to a login screen.
Found this interesting site that has links and screen captures of 7 VeriTES webpages. Website is no more. [loginfacts.com]
Here's another schedulers website, [movieassignments.com]
No info on the current state of VeriTES, but you can find out about his latest game.
I think they just disappeared in the middle of the night and didn't bother to tell anybody.
I see Movie Measure has finally gotten the ability to see and request assignments on their website. Anybody interested in doing Tenet can request them now. Within 100 miles of me there are 48. It's even picking up a few in TN and AL. Changing it to a more reasonable 50 miles brings up 32. No, I'm not doing trailer checks.
They did mention standees will be coming back. With the assignments now on their website, might actually be able to get them.
They did make a point to mention that you are an IC. I wonder if that has anything to do with the CA's new law AB5? So with VeriTES back from the dead, (apparently PSB kicked them to the curb) do the two companies ever get the same theaters and same movies? Can you do them for two different companies at the same time? I don't see why they would care. As long as the info is accurate. You're just providing a service. If you can multitask, cool. I can see that as a way to have trailer checks actually pay something.
And if it's for different movies, as long as the show times don't over lap, why would they care. With the theaters trying to spread out the show times, shouldn't be a problem. If you're already standing in the theater, the more work you can get, the better. You're more likely to take an assignment if there's more money in it. A few times years ago I grabbed a trailer check because I already was going to the theater to put a standee together.
Whoa, check this out. Remember the 2013 article I found on trailers. So there's lots of different studios. Say studio A has a trailer playing before Tenet and has VeriTES check the trailers for them. Studio B also has a trailer playing before Tenet but uses MovieMeasure to check the trailers for them. Same info but two different studios using two different companies. Studios don't care who gets the info so long as it's accurate. They just need the info. If it's the same person working for two different companies, so.
Remember, we're ICs providing a service. If we can get multiple entities to pay us for doing the exact same service, all the better. Probably a win-win for the industry. The more you can get paid, the more likely you are to take an assignment. If nobody takes the assignments, or "cuts corners" because there is no money in it, then the studios can't get the info they need.
" Independent Contractors
One other point to highlight is your independent contractor status. As an independent contractor you provide services to the general public and have the freedom and flexibility to work for more than one employer. You are responsible for all employment taxes associated with your earned income and are not paid an hourly wage or salary, but a contracted or fixed rate. If anyone tells you differently, feel free to direct the question to us – we can help. "