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About adag Payroll Services GmbH

adag Payroll Services GmbH has been calculating fees nationwide and agency-independently for more than 10 years for

* extras and small-part actors
* voice-over actors and narrators
* Event staff

Our specialisation and many years of experience guarantee optimal and secure payroll accounting processes for your employees.

Since 2007, adag has accounted for over 1.000.000 salaries.

A complete service with assumption of liability
Our service includes taking on all tasks and obligations involved in processing artists’ fees. We offer comprehensive reporting and financial controlling which complies with film industry standards. Secure, quick and cost-effective.

Transparent and reliable cost calculation
Based on the requirements of the German Minimum Wage Act (MiLoG), we quote one price per extra based on the gross fee, regardless of the social security status of the extra. This will provide you with a simple and reliable basis for your cost calculation.

Employment Contract / Payslip with copy facility
Our free employment contracts are available as duplicate books. In addition to the original for payroll purposes, the production and the extra each receive a copy.

Transfer of rights
The legal transfer of image rights is an integral part of our employment contract templates and can be found on the original and all copies of the employment contract.

Prompt reporting
Our invoices are issued quickly and transparently. No later than one day after receipt of the payslips, you will receive an invoice and daily fee reports for your cost reporting. The prerequisite for this quick invoicing is an employment contract which complies with minimum wage requirements.

Detailed documentation
The invoicing includes a daily fee report for each day of the production, itemized according to extra and federal state. The payroll takes into account and records hours worked, overtime and distinguishes between tax-free and taxable allowances. We can provide you with statements for each day of the production, per invoice and/or per project. We also provide you with individual fee reports according to the extra’s filming day for the entire project. Ask us about other reporting options. We are waiting for your call!

Control and legal documentation of the minimum wage
Control and legal documentation of the minimum wage Minimum Wage Act – MiLoG. You will receive timesheets which are compliant with statutory requirements and we will of course archive them free-of-charge pursuant to MiLoG.

Payroll client as Secured Server Download
We set up a client in our payroll software (SESAM-Lohn from Sesam Software GmbH) for your production company or for your production. This client is available for download at any time via a secured server.

Quick, prompt and cashless payments
We transfer the extra’s fee quickly and promptly. For details of payments to extras, see FAQs for extras: When are fees transferred?

Reporting to the statutory authorities
We send the appropriate reports to the statutory authorities in compliance with legal requirements. This includes tax returns, contribution statements for compulsory health insurance and social security registrations.

Communication with the statutory authorities
We manage and take responsibility for all written and verbal communication with the statutory authorities and departments involved in wage and fee payroll for extras. We can answer any queries from compulsory health insurance schemes, pension funds and employment agencies.

Payment of taxes and contributions
We take over all payment of taxes and contributions involved in payroll processing. This includes payment of PAYE tax as well as social security contributions.

Liability of adag Payroll Services GmbH
adag Payroll Services GmbH is liable for all errors in payroll, social security registrations and contribution statements. This also applies to payroll errors due to incorrect extras’ details.

Indemnity of the production
adag Payroll Services GmbH indemnifies its clients from any liability in relation to third parties, arising from fee payroll, social security registrations and contribution statements. Details of the indemnity are governed and recorded in the contract.

Documentation for extras
We assume responsibility for full, prompt documentation of wage and fee payroll for extras, pursuant to legal requirements. This includes preparation of payroll, income tax statements, social security registration certificates, additional income statement, tax summary and certificate of employment.

Communication with extras
We manage all written and verbal communication with extras. We are pro-active in ensuring that the details in the employment contract are complete and accurate and we provide the relevant documentation. We also answer any questions regarding payroll and payments. In addition, we have an extensive information resource available online for frequently asked questions: FAQ – extras. We place great store upon constructive and friendly communication.

Communication with agencies
We also see ourselves as a service provider for agencies. We enjoy positive, open and friendly collaboration with them. We are available to agencies at any time if there are queries concerning individual payments or general queries on processing of fees.

Data protection
adag Payroll Services GmbH takes the necessary technical and organizational steps to ensure that the provisions of the European Data Protection Regulation are executed.

Our service includes tamper-proof archiving of employment contracts and payroll runs in conventional paper archives and/or our electronic system in compliance with the statutory retention periods.

Film projects

2022Electric Eye (WT)
TV Series, Apple TV+(tba - to be announced)Electric Eye GmbH [de]Komparsenabrechnung
2022Helgoland 513 (WT)TV Series, Sky [de]Robert SchwentkeUFA Fiction
2022Zimmer mit Stall - Sophies tiefer Fall (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Rainer KaufmannRoxy Film GmbH [de]
2022Nachts im Paradies (WT)TV SeriesMultipleWindlight Pictures GmbH
2022WaPo Berlin
Komparsenabrechnung (digitaler Arbeitsvertrag)
TV Series, ARD [de]Sascha ThielSaxonia Media Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbHKomparsenabrechnung (digitaler Arbeitsvertrag)
2022Käthe und ich - Der perfekte Sommer (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Oliver LiliensiekBavaria Fiction GmbH
2022Käthe und ich - Der kleine Ritter (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Oliver LiliensiekBavaria Fiction GmbH
2022Toni, männlich, Hebamme - Das Findelkind (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Sibylle TafelBavaria Fiction GmbH
2022Conti - Die Frau, die schweigt (WT)
TV Movie, ZDF [de]Claudia GardeLETTERBOX FILMPRODUKTION GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
2022Unbestechlich (WT)TV Movie, ZDF [de]Christiane BalthasarGeißendörfer Pictures GmbH [de]
2022Unbestechlich (WT)TV Movie, ZDF [de]Christiane BalthasarGeißendörfer Pictures GmbH [de]
2022Sechs auf einen Streich - Die Gänsehirtin (aka Die Gänseprinzessin) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], SWR [de]Frank StoyeKurhaus Production
2022Wolfsjagd (WT)
TV Movie, Degeto [de]Jakob ZiemnickiU5 Filmproduktion GmbH & Co.KGKomparsenabrechnung
2022Düstersee (aka Vernau 7) (WT)TV-Movie (Series), ZDF [de]Josef RusnakNetwork Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
2022Für immer reich (WT)
TV Movie, ZDF [de]Lars BeckerNetwork Movie Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
2022Wolfswinkel (WT)
TV Movie, WDR [de]Ruth OlshanZischlermann Filmproduktion GmbH [de]Komparsenabrechnung
2022Brandheißer Einsatz (WT)
TV-Movie (Series), ARD [de], Degeto [de]Martin BuskerKrebs & Krappen Film GmbH [de]Komparsenabrechnung
2022Hillarious (WT)
SeriesMarco MusienkoRedseven Entertainment GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
2022Die Nacht, die Lichter (WT)
Indie Feature FilmAbini GoldKojoten Filmproduktion GmbHTeamabrechnung
2022Die Halbtotalen (WT)
Series PilotJasmin ArnoldtHype Filmproduktion GmbH [de]Teamabrechnung


  • Jürgen Kling
    © adag Film Services GmbH
    Phone:+49 30 69579871
    Mobile:+49 174 1823895
  • Doreen Stellmach
    © adag Film Services GmbH
    Assistenz Geschäftsführung
    Department:Kunden - Verträge - Behörden
    Phone:+49 30 69579871
  • Carsten Schilling
    © adag Film Services GmbH
    Leitung Kommunikation
    Department:Ansprechpartner Produktion
    Phone:+49 30 69579871
  • Nadine Wöllnitz
    © adag
    Phone:+49 30 69579871
  • Richard Huber
    © adag Film Services GmbH
    Department:Ansprechpartner Produktion
    Phone:+49 30 69579871
  • Anja Briese
    © adag Film Services GmbH
    Department:Leitung Lohnbuchhaltung
    Phone:+49 30 69579871
  • Sadia Hanif
    © adag Film Services GmbH
    Phone:+49 30 69679871
  • Susanne Hortig
    Phone:+49 30 69579871

Company data

Date of company foundation2007
Permanent employees35
Immediate working areaHead office: Berlin