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Navigating the Screen Industry: A Deep Dive into Production Accounting

5/15/2024
Production accountants Tegan Zekirovski and Ramadan Zekirovski on the AFTRS Production Accounting...
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Credits Where Credits Are Due

5/7/2024
Scott Macaulay looks at the state of film tax incentives in 2024.

BSO, CMPA Launch Accelerator for Black Producers

4/2/2024
The 20-week program will see emerging Black producers receive paid training at a CMPA member company.
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Georgia Film Tax Credit Bill Fails

4/1/2024
Georgia lawmakers kill effort to cap film tax credits as production hub continues to rival California.
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Burbank Temporary Aid Center Celebrates 50 Years of Community Service at Gala

3/19/2024
Entertainment Partners among supporters at BTAC 50th anniversary celebration.
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Million Youth Media Wins The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award 2024 at PGGB Talent Showcase

2/14/2024
The Duke of Edinburgh Film & TV Inclusion Award presented to Million Youth Media, an organisation offering...

Do the Math: Production Accountant Shortage Equals New Hollywood Careers

1/17/2024
“Accounting is usually not the way in” to the film business, says Nancy Rae Stone of the California Film...
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The Ongoing Push to Stem the Production Accountant Shortage

12/14/2023
EP's Jill Hewitt gives Jackie Keast an update on its current training programs to address the industry’s...
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The Cathy Durant Show: Featuring John Hadity

11/9/2023
Cathy interviews guest, John Hadity, EVP of Incentive Operations who oversees the film financing...
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NFTS, Entertainment Partners establish partnership

10/5/2023
EP the entertainment payroll and production technology company joins as a prominent new Patron of the...

SCA and Entertainment Partners to Expand Partnership

9/19/2023
EP will have scholarships, host webinars, and contribute new resources.

USC, Entertainment Partners Expand Collaboration for Film Student Programs

8/28/2023
An expanded partnership will offer Trojan cinema students support including scholarships, training...
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‘The Convert’, ‘The Royal Hotel’, The New Boy’ selected for TIFF

7/27/2023
A trio of Australian films are bound for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF): NZ...
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Screen Australia announces $1.7 million for below-the-line training initiatives

7/27/2023
Training initiatives are taking shape, with the agency unveiling the recipients and host companies for BTL...
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Expanding Opportunities Through Training and Capacity Building

7/6/2023
Location Offset eligibility requirement for a commitment to training and capacity building remains...
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Preparation and Tact Are Keys to Promptly Resolving Tax Notices

6/26/2023
Preparation is essential to quickly resolving employment tax notices and avoiding often long and...

Entertainment Partners Offers Free Accounting & Payroll Courses During WGA Strike

6/5/2023
Entertainment Partners, the global payroll and production finance firm, is offering its entire lineup of...
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Remote Work Increases Complexity of Compliance

5/26/2023
Employers should be aware of compliance issues beyond income tax when dealing with US domestic remote...

'Yellowstone’ Pushes Texas to Up the Ante to Court Film and TV Projects

3/27/2023
New Mexico, Louisiana and Oklahoma in 2022 saw more than $1.5 billion from film and TV productions. Texas...

New York Gov. Aims to Boost Film Tax Credits to $700M As New Jersey Rivalry Heats Up

2/4/2023
Since 2020, at least 10 productions chose to film in New Jersey or other jurisdictions instead of the...

Ballet Documentary ‘Call Me Dancer’ Sets World Premiere, Sales Agents – Global Bulletin

1/26/2023
Entertainment Partners and Netflix each pledged £250,000 ($308,000) to form a PGGB talent development...
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6FT From The Spotlight Wins Inaugural Earl of Wessex Award at PGGB Talent Showcase

1/25/2023
Film and TV industry charity 6ft From the Spotlight were awarded The Production Guild of Great Britain’s...

Special Report: Entertainment – A Hollywood Education

10/24/2022
It’s the best of times and the worst of times for employment in the entertainment/streaming industry.

Special Report: Entertainment – Soundstage Gold Rush

10/24/2022
Hollywood is experiencing an ongoing boom that fills its Los Angeles production hub to overflow levels.
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Union Roundup: Production Incentives Experts Gather, Hoping Hollywood Can Bring Economic Recovery As We Learn to Live With Covid

9/6/2022
Entertainment Partners offered an update on U.S. Production Incentives for 2022. The seminar focused on...
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Hollywood production in U.K. soars to record levels as crews complain of burnout

8/22/2022
Spending on film and high-end television shoots reach record-breaking amounts as production activity...
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Explaining Hollywood: How to get a job as a production accountant

8/10/2022
Mark Goldstein speaks to the LA Times about the high demand for production accountants

Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Festival 2022 Winners Include ‘Please Baby Please,’ ‘Mars One’

7/27/2022
‘Please Baby Please’ and ‘Mars One’ among winners of the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film...

Iceland Increases Film Tax Incentive to 35 Percent

6/17/2022
The country puts itself in a position to go toe-to-toe with other international filming hot spots.
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Remote Workforces Create New Employment Challenges for Employers

5/18/2022
Employers should be aware of any local tax obligations for employees working remotely.
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More Movies Could Soon be Filmed in WA as Inslee OKs Film Incentives Passed by Legislature

4/5/2022
The law will provide tax breaks for filmmakers looking to make movies in Washington

Georgia Proposes Capping and Prohibiting Sale of Film Tax Credits

3/30/2022
The changes, if signed into law, would cap the amount Georgia hands out in film and TV tax credits at $900...
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How Oregon’s updated film incentive law could boost the local economy

3/29/2022
A new Oregon film and media incentive law could draw more movie productions to the state.

Russian Invasion Hits Ukrainian Production Industry Just Starting to Go International

2/24/2022
"Ukraine was just starting to open up to the world, now everything has closed up again."
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The Stage is Set

2/8/2022
Puerto Rico Beckons to Film & TV Production Industry
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Why the Cherokee Nation is Offering Rebates to Film in Oklahoma

2/5/2022
Joseph Chianese speaks to the LA Times on new incentive

PayTalk: The Recipe for a Successful Payroll 2022 (Part One)

1/13/2022
Davida Lara joins the PayTalk podcast to share strategies for leading successful teams

Film Commission Report Highlights Covid Costs as Production Ramps Up

12/6/2021
Covid-compliance measures impact production budgets, estimating $90 million or more
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California productions to spend at least $90 million on COVID-19 safety measures

11/16/2021
A new report has put a price tag COVID-19-related costs, according to data released from the California...
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AFM 2021 Online: Entertainment Partners Explores the Future of Production

11/1/2021
Content creators, production technology developers, production finance experts, and media thought leaders...

How to solve a compounding problem?

9/8/2021
The perennial shortage of production accountants has been made worse by the competition for resources, but...

‘No Straight Lines’ & ‘Firstness’ Among Top Winners At Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival – Complete Winners List

8/24/2021
Outfest has announced the award winners of its 2021 Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.

Global Expansion and the Strategic Partnership With Payroll

7/1/2021
Payroll Operations and Data Considerations when Making Strategic Growth Decisions

Getting a New Start

6/1/2021
Davida Lara shares tips on transitioning into your next role

Global Payroll Titan Award 2021

4/29/2021
Davida Lara, CPP, named this year's Global Payroll Titan

Winning Payroll Solutions Start with the Right Team

4/1/2021
Davida Lara on why the people who make up a payroll team are critical to delivering results

Profiles in Leadership: Martin Mazor, SVP and CISO, Entertainment Partners

2/21/2021
Why Identity is at the Core of Every New Security and Business Initiative

Why Payroll is 'Sexy'

2/1/2021
EP EVP of Payroll, Davida Lara, explains her passion for the industry

FilmOntario Welcomes Four New Board Members at 2020 AGM

12/4/2020
Andy Micallef appointed to the FilmOntario Board

Film Tax Credit Programs Face Uncertain Future

8/31/2020
Tax incentive programs draw high profile productions, cautious optimism for California

Canadian Industry Directs Financing to Black Media Creators

8/26/2020
Move follows Black producers north of the border demanding end to "systemically racist policies."

The Source Podcast: Featuring Davida Lara

8/3/2020
Payroll transformations: From payments to hiring

Below The Line Podcast Season 6 Episode 6: COVID-19 and Central Casting

7/27/2020
A podcast about the film industry: stories from the set, told by crew

British Production Sector Moves Forward Gingerly as Filming Resumes

6/17/2020
British government gives the green light for film and TV production to resume, but how can this be done...

California Production Can Begin June 12, but Officials Leave Rules Up to the Industry

6/5/2020
The industry is still working on getting buy-in for all parties to coalesce around one set of rules

What a Reopened Hollywood Looks Like: COVID-19 Officers on Set and Budgeting for More Shutdowns

6/4/2020
Hollywood is waiting and ready (as much as it can be) to get back to work

'Payroll Is Sexy'

6/3/2020
Davida Lara, CPP, Shares How She Reached the C-Suite

Coronavirus is Going to Make Film Shoots More Expensive. Here’s How.

5/20/2020
Returning to production will mean following new COVID guidelines, bigger budgets

After the Coronavirus, the Race to Resume Film Production Goes Global

5/18/2020
Countries compete for attention as production ramps up following extended shutdowns

Production protocols on COVID-19 expected for early June

5/14/2020
Protocols on how to safely mount production in the time of coronavirus will be available by early June,...

New Mexico-Produced Show Could be Model for Future Filming

5/3/2020
How self-contained filming locations prove valuable example for safe production practices

FilmLA Chief Expects Production To Resume “In Reverse Of How It Closed Down”

4/8/2020
SF film office staffers pressed into duty as triage coordinators

Press Releases

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Entertainment Partners and Fully Focused Partner to Support the Future of UK Production

5/7/2024
New partnership aims to foster the next generation of UK production professionals and break down barriers...
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BSO and CMPA Launch New BSO-CMPA Black Producer Accelerator Program

4/2/2024
New Black Producer Accelerator Program focuses on increasing representation and supporting the career...
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Entertainment Partners To Provide Funding For Future Assistant Directors And Floor Managers

3/28/2024
Two new scholarship opportunities are now available for those looking to train in the field of assistant...
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LSA Launches New Production Pathway Course with Support from Entertainment Partners and ITV Academy

12/19/2023
The Production Pathway prepares students for entry-level roles within accounts, production, assistant...
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NFTS and Entertainment Partners (EP) Establish Partnership to Support the Future of Film and Television Production

10/5/2023
By supporting the National Film and Television School through this new partnership, Entertainment Partners...
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NFTS and Entertainment Partners (EP) establish partnership

10/5/2023
The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces a new partnership with Entertainment Partners...
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Entertainment Partners and USC School of Cinematic Arts Announce Expanded Partnership

8/28/2023
Expanded partnership aims to provide essential resources, education and opportunities to support the next...
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The Production Guild of Great Britain Announces New Scotland Committee

3/23/2023
Producer Brian Donovan ('His Dark Materials', 'The Rook') chairs the fifth of PGGB’s National & Regional...
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Netflix and Entertainment Partners to Train Next Generation of Production Accountants

1/26/2023
Netflix, in partnership with Entertainment Partners, is calling for applicants to participate in a...
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Entertainment Partners and Netflix pledge £500K ($616K) to new PGGB Talent Development Fund

1/26/2023
Entertainment Partners and Netflix have each pledged £250k ($308k) to form a new £500k ($616k) Production...

Entertainment Partners and Netflix Pledge £500K ($608K) to New PGGB Talent Development Fund

1/25/2023
Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) Talent Development Fund will support the development and...

Entertainment Partners Launches New Production Incentive Tools

6/21/2021
New Online Tools help Filmmakers and Producers to Identify their Best Global Tax Incentives

Entertainment Partners Launches COVID-19 Reopening Tracker

2/17/2021
Digital solution to help productions comply with pandemic regulations

Entertainment Partners Launches Production Finance Studio

10/7/2020
New digital solution helps entertainment industry comply with guidelines, reopen safely

Entertainment Partners Acquires UK-Based We Got POP

3/2/2020
Positions EP as leading global production partner for the entertainment industry

Entertainment Partners Acquires SyncOnSet Technologies

1/14/2020
Creator of collaboration and productivity tools for the entertainment industry

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