Motion Picture and Television Industry: Accounting & Auditing Overview Webcast | 4201337A

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October 21, 2020 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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CPE Credits :
CPE 4.00, FR 1.00, AA 4.00, MCLE 3.00
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Shine the spotlight on audit, accounting and tax practices unique to the entertainment industry to understand how the various areas of entertainment accounting impact each other.

Cover topics from production budgeting to GAAP to profit participations and to entertainment tax updates. Receive the essential information to be the star of the financial show.




  • Identify the motion picture budgeting and production process.
  • Determine capitalization and amortization of film costs: ASC 926, accounting by producers or distributors of films.
  • Recognize IASB and FASB new converged standards for revenue recognition.
  • Identify the components of motion picture distribution, including revenue and expenses.
  • Be aware of entertainment tax hot topics.
  • Get more familiar with studio breakevens for profit participation reporting.

Major Subjects:

  • Deal-making, budgeting and production process
  • Revenue distribution sources and expenses
  • SC 926, GAAP for motion pictures and television
  • New revenue recognition standards
  • Entertainment industry trends and challenges

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Field of Interest:

General knowledge of motion picture and television industry, as well as entertainment accounting.

Designed For:

CPAs and attorneys.



Ilan Haimoff, CFE, CFF, CIA, CPA, CPACFE

Ilan Haimoff leads the entertainment and media practice and the contract compliance and forensics department. His specialty includes profit participation and forensic accounting on behalf of talent, investors and co-producers at both the major and mini studios. Haimoff has over 23 years of accounting experience in public accounting and private industry serving clients primarily in the entertainment, financial services and distribution service industries. He has written various articles and other publications as well as participated in various speaking engagements, focusing on entertainment, profit participation, royalty, internal controls and anti-fraud.

Haimoff is a member of the Motion Picture and Television Fund Professional Advisory Council, the CalCPA Entertainment Conference planning committee (co-chair at least four times), the California State University Chancellor's Advisory Council on the Entertainment Industry, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the AICPA. Haimoff is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA. He holds an accounting bachelor's degree from California State University, Northridge.


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