Entertainment, Media and Visual Arts

Immortalized by its representations in media new and old, Southern California is globally recognized as one of the world’s hubs for entertainment.

For those that make their living in this industry — whether that is in film, television, music, interactive or some entertainment sector — BPM's depth of services in this area affords us the ability to provide a distinctly high level of service not typically found in firms our size.

Our Entertainment, Media and Visual Arts Industry Group leaders each bring with them over 20 years of entertainment experience serving large and independent companies alike, as well as individuals. Our partners have deep experience with public company reporting, including IPOs and reverse mergers. And with an office in the heart of the Los Angeles metro area, you can be sure we are available and know your needs.

As economic and competitive forces have spurred the industry’s evolution, we have played a key role in the success of our clients’ projects. How can studios use tax credits and incentive programs to reduce production and tax costs? How should producers structure a film production with tax savings in mind? What are the accounting ramifications of a three-picture deal? How are project costs accounted for and amortized? These are among the questions that we assist our clients with on a regular basis.


Our services include:

  • Accounting consulting and tax planning
  • Tax credits and incentives
  • Amortization of film costs and revenue recognition
  • Investor relations
  • Cash flow projections
  • Royalty and licensing audits