Entertainment Industry’s Stalwart Solutions Company Takes Top Spot for Financial Reporting Solution Providers
Burbank, CA, August 6, 2018 – Entertainment Partners (“EP”), the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production services to the entertainment industry, has been named Company of the Year and one of the top ten Financial Reporting Solution Providers for 2018 by CFO Tech Outlook. The annual list of top companies is selected by a distinguished panel, comprised of CEO’s, CIO’s, CFO’s, industry analysts, and CFO Tech Outlook’s editorial board.
EP has made tremendous strides in digitizing the back-office processes of film and television production through its SmartStudio suite, which is transforming the workflows of the entertainment industry from pre-production through shooting, and on through payment of residuals.
“As we’ve moved beyond the visioning and execution stages into implementation, our clients have passionately embraced these new solutions,” commented EP’s Chief Technology Officer, Patrick Baca. “We built our reputation on innovation and while we value this terrific recognition, the best reward is our clients’ appreciation and trust.”
A number of years ago, the company made a sizable investment in its technology and added a variety of leading experts to its Technology Advisory Council and Board of Directors. Board member Carol Mills, who currently also serves on the Boards of RELX Corporation and Zynga Corporation and previously served for Adobe Systems, Acta Technology, Alaska Communications, Blue Coat Systems, Ingram Micro, Tekelec, WhiteHat Security, and Xactly Corporation, noted some parallels to these companies. “The best technology innovators skillfully blend vision, focus, imagination and agility and it is impressive to observe how EP’s leadership maintains and calibrates this delicate balance,” she offered. “The result is a rate of client adoption that is exceeding expectations.”
EP is also home to a robust production incentives consulting and financing team, with a long history of helping clients find the optimal shooting locations, as well administering production expenses to ensure maximum benefit from an incentive. Additionally, EP owns the legendary Central Casting, the leading provider of background talent to Hollywood since 1925. Last year the company purchased affiliate company EP Canada to consolidate and better serve the North American market. Established over 40 years ago, EP is a 100 percent employee-owned company.
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., Canada, and London. Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs are the industry standards and its EP’s Incentives team is the industry’s most experienced in assisting productions all over the world. 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.