Crew Members

Hours+: Employee Quick Start Guide

Hours+ is a digital product that allows production crew members to enter/submit timecards electronically.

Check out our Crew Member course on Hours+ in EDGE On-Demand.

The Employee role can create and submit his or her own timecards. All other roles have employee permissions by default. 

Logging in

Your login credentials are active only after receiving and accepting the project invitation email from the system. Visit to go to the login page.

If you’re new to Cast & Crew, you can learn how to register for an account here

Creating a timecard

  1. After logging in, select your project from the dashboard.
  2. Click Create Timecard on the "My timecards" screen to begin a new timecard.
  3. If your timecard information is the same as last week, you can simply click Copy from Previous Week to automatically populate a new timecard with the same information as last week. This will save you time, so you don’t have to start from scratch.
    Employee TC Copy From Prev Week
  4. Otherwise, if you’re starting a new timecard, select a new or previous week ending. 
    Employee TC Weekending
  5. Make sure the occupation code shown is correct. If you need to change it, click Select an Occupation Code and select the correct one.
    Employee TC Occ Cod
  6. If everything looks correct, click Looks Good, Let's enter my times.
    Employee TC Looks Good Lets Enter My Times
  7. Here is where you'll fill in the details for your timecard.
    Employee Timecard
  8. Ensure the correct days are selected for your week. 
    1. Selected workdays will be highlighted in blue. Days not included will be gray. Click the blue box to remove the day from your week. Click the gray box to add it to your week. Days marked with a * symbol cannot be selected for that week
      Employee TC Select Days
  9. Start by entering your Work Location.
    Employee TC Select Work Location
  10. Next, enter the correct Day Type.
    1. Day Types may differ based on your specific contract, so reach out for your production-specific defaults. To view a guide of the most common day types, click here.
      Employee TC Select Day Type
  11. Next, enter the Work State and Work City. This will autofill with a default selection. You can update these values if they are different than what’s listed
    Employee TC Select City and State
  12. Now you can enter your times for Call, First Meal Out, First Meal In, and Wrap where applicable. 
    1. Note: Hours+ captures time in military format. Learn how to enter times in your timecard here.
    2. If you need additional fields, such as NDB In and NDM, you can add them from the Meal and Additional Fields dropdown in the top-right corner of your timecard.
      Employee TC Additional Fields
  13. You can click Copy to all days to populate the same information to all days in your timecard or enter your time day-by-day.
    Employee TC Copy To All Days
  14. Scroll down to enter any allowances/expenses and attach supporting documents. Click the gray checkmark to save.
    Employee TC Save Allowances
  15. Enter any comments in the "Notes & History" section and click the gray checkmark to save.
    Employee TC Save Notes
    1. Note: Your added allowances/expenses and comments will only be saved once you click the checkmarks, so don’t forget! 
  16. Click Save Work at the bottom of the page to come back to this timecard and complete at a later time.
    Employee TC Save Work
  17. Once you're ready to submit, click Submit.
    Employee TC Submit
  18. If you utilized the "Copy to all days" function, a confirmation dialogue will show. Click Yes, Approve.
    Employee TC Yes, Approve
  19. Type your name to sign your timecard.
  20. Click Approve to submit your timecard for review and approval.
    Employee TC Sign & Approve