Media Clips

June 2017

Crash Course in Vertical Integration and Fin-Syn

By | June 15, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

By Ilan Haimoff (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) and David Simon (Media Executive, Simon Bros) One of the advantages for a media conglomerate is its ability to leverage synergy between different businesses in their portfolio, resulting in efficiencies, which yield value to the shareholders and consumers.  In the case of television, there is a natural case for [...]

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Protect Your Entertainment Business from the Rising Risk of Fraud

By | June 1, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Part two of our two-part series on fraud tackles why establishing an anti-fraud program is so critical for entertainment businesses. Whether your company is an agency, business management firm, law firm, production company, distribution company or other service company, one key question to ask yourself is whether you have any kind of an anti-fraud program.  [...]

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May 2017

Keeping the Risk of Fraud to a Minimum

By | May 25, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

The recent Hollywood Reporter column “Sorry, I Stole from my Clients,” by a former partner of a business management firm convicted of embezzling over $7 million from his clients, should serve as a wake-up call to entertainment industry professionals on the mounting risk of fraud. I reflect back to previous life as a Chief Audit [...]

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Raising the Red Flags: When You May Need a Profit Participation Audit

By | May 18, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Co-authors: Ilan Haimoff and Peter Klass Whether you are an individual, company stakeholder or the beneficiary of a trust or estate with profit participation rights to movies and television shows, you may be at risk for underpayment or delayed payment of your participation profits by a studio or other distribution company. At a minimum, we recommend that [...]

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April 2017

History of China Import Film Quota and Revenue-Sharing Remittance

By | April 20, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

China has become the second largest theatrical market since 2012, but when it comes to distributing foreign films in China, Hollywood has not been able to enjoy much of China’s box office success. This lack of success is due to various market-access restrictions, such as the strict quota system and the low revenue-sharing remittance rate. [...]

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Home Entertainment Spending Increased in 2016

By | April 6, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

The Digital Entertainment Group’s 2016 Home Entertainment Report compiles the results of an annual member survey of DEG members, tracking sources and retail input. The results showed that consumer home entertainment spending rose slightly in 2016, powered by a double-digit rise in key digital categories, especially subscription VOD (or SVOD) while traditional DVD and Blu-ray [...]

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March 2017

The State of the Film and Television Industry: What’s On the Horizon for Film and Television?

By | March 23, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|

Partner Ilan Haimoff interviews Attorney Peter Dekom about trends and predictions for the film and television industry in our Media Clips podcast. Click below to discover more on producer-consumer connection via advertising, China’s growing role in film, the latest on digital distribution and much more. Inside this podcast: What are the key trends and predictions [...]

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Crash Course in License Fee Allocations

By | March 10, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|Tags: , , |

Co-Authors Ilan Haimoff and David Simon Background: Motion picture distributors or studios often license motion pictures and television products to domestic and international television exhibitors in batches or packages. These packages contain anywhere from two titles to hundreds of titles.  They can include first run theatrical motion pictures, library motion pictures, movies-of-the-week and television series. The [...]

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February 2017

Vertical Integration in the Entertainment Industry and its Impact on Profit Participations

By | February 23, 2017|Categories: Media Clips|Tags: , , , |

The definition of vertical integration is as follows: “The combination in one company of two or more stages of production normally operated by separate companies.” Many of us are familiar with “vertical integration” and see it on a regular basis – most recognizably in the areas of communications and technology. For example, phone companies (such [...]

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