Burbank, CA, August 15, 2019 – Entertainment Partners (“EP”), the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production services to the entertainment industry, has announced that its Canadian division has been named to the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ in Canada for Financial Services and Insurance.
The recognition was determined after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®, based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations surveyed. To be eligible, organizations had to have been be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year and ranked the best based on employee responses to a Trust Index survey.
Entertainment Partners acquired EP Canada, with offices in Toronto and Vancouver, in May 2017. Mark Goldstein, Entertainment Partners President and CEO, stated, “Great Place to Work has identified something we have known for a long time – that our Canadian offices serve as both a great place to work at and a great place to work with. Since bringing them on board, our U.S, and Canadian teams have begun incorporating each other’s best practices to optimally serve our clients throughout North America.”
Canadian President Cheryl Nex was named to Entertainment Partners’ Executive team as Chief Client Experience Officer in 2018. Nex began at the company in 1989 as a junior payroll clerk and worked her way up the ranks, becoming President in 2006. “One of the keys to delivering superior client experiences is creating an exceptional work environment,” noted Nex. “This recognition has been well-earned by every one of our team members and is a direct reflection of their positive attitudes and outstanding effort.”
About Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with offices across the U.S. and Canada. Currently on a mission to digitize the paper-heavy back office processes of entertainment production, EP combines unparalleled expertise and innovative technology to enable its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects. Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs have long been industry standards and its SmartStudio suite, comprised of SmartAccounting, SmartStart, SmartTime, Scenechronize, SmartHub, SmartResiduals and SmartCards, is the first end-to-end integrated platform connecting the production community and providing new insights for better collaboration and decision making. Its renowned incentives teams assist and advise productions all around the world, and casting and payroll for background actors is handled through its legendary Central Casting division, a Hollywood icon since 1925.
About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Conducting the world’s largest workplace study, surveying over 8,000 organizations representing more than 10 million employees in more than 60 countries, GPTW provides tremendous understanding of effective business cultures and the increasingly complex marketplace. Through proprietary assessment tools and services, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). GPTW provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplaces, and it supports clients as this accelerating pace of change compels organizations to continuously adapt, innovate and thrive.