Australia’s New “Netflix Tax”

    By Jason Booth (Principal, Green Hasson Janks) Just days ago (Feb. 10, 2016), the Australian treasurer introduced draft legislation to ensure that the country’s goods and services tax (“GST”) would apply to digital products and other services provided to Australian consumers by foreign vendors in a [...]

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      Auditing in China: Three Things to Keep In Mind

      By: Shaun Hong The Chinese market for entertainment has grown exponentially over the last several years. With U.S. entertainment companies forming “co-production joint ventures” with various Chinese film production companies, the need for accuracy and completeness of foreign distribution becomes [...]

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        A Closer Look at the Branded Entertainment Industry

        By Jordan Yospe (Guest Blogger, Eisner Jaffe) I regularly speak with film and TV producers, managers, agents and other entertainment lawyers seeking to clarify some widely misunderstood concepts in the branded entertainment industry. I’d like to share some of what I’ve explained to them in the [...]

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          R&D Tax Credits Are There For the Taking

          By: Helen Han (guest blogger from R&D Incentives Group) Research and Development tax credits are often affiliated with companies within in the high-tech, biopharmaceutical and manufacturing industries; however one industry that frequently overlooks the R&D tax credit is the entertainment [...]

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            What is a “Virtual Print Fee”?

            By: Jonathan Blinderman (guest blogger from Glaser Weil) Many profit participants have been noticing a new expense charged against films that receives theatrical releases: a “Virtual Print Fee” or “VPF,” leaving the participant confused as to what the charge is for. The following provides an [...]

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