October 2016

Section 181 Film Production Tax Incentive

By | October 12, 2016|Categories: Media Clips, Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By: Dan Li (Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks) and Daniel Rowe (Principal, Green Hasson Janks) In previous blog posts, we have written about federal and state tax incentives for the entertainment industry, including the Section 199 domestic production activities deduction (DPAD) and state film tax credits. Another significant federal tax incentive is the Section 181 [...]

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September 2016

Post Participation Review Best Practices

By | September 27, 2016|Categories: Media Clips|Tags: , , , , |

By Ilan Haimoff (Partner, Green Hasson Janks) and Michael Sippel (Senior Manager, Green Hasson Janks) Our film and television profit participation forensic reviews have a life of their own beyond the issuance of our report. Therefore, and based on popular demand, we wanted to share further information on what typically occurs beyond that point. Let’s [...]

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February 2016

Brave New Media World: The Various Forms of New Media, Studio Reporting and Potential Concerns

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By Michael Sippel (Senior Manager, Contract Compliance and Forensics, Green Hasson Janks) EST, VOD, SVOD, FVOD, and ADSS… What do they mean, and why do we care? The ascent of new media markets – with the simultaneous decline of the hard goods home video industry – is evidence of a diversifying brave new media world. [...]

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Auditing in China: Three Things to Keep In Mind

By | February 10, 2016|Categories: Media Clips|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Shaun C. Hong (Supervising Senior Associate, Green Hasson Janks) 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 more significant. Based on my experience with profit [...]

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September 2014

California Enacts Film and Television Tax Credit Expansion

By | September 30, 2014|Categories: Taxing Thoughts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 18, 2014. The new law significantly increases the amount of film and television tax credits and eligibility to participate in the film and television tax credit program. This tax alert includes information on the following: [...]

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