For Media & Entertainment


Rock & Hammer has experience with audit, accounting and taxation for independent film production both in the USA and Canada, professional sports athletes and entertainers, amusements and bowling centers, and with television network affiliates and cable television systems. Our firm has assisted media and entertainment companies and individuals navigate the various tax compliance and financial reporting and business management requirements of this industry.

Our media and entertainment experience has spanned the following sectors:

    • Athlete and entertainer financial and tax management and compliance
    • Film production and distribution
    • Post-production service
    • Music
    • Publishing
    • Digital and new media
    • Bowling centers and amusements
    • Broadcasting and cable TV companies

As a full service accounting firm we are able to bring our diversified knowledge of accounting, tax, valuation and forensic accounting to each media and entertainment client. The services we provide include:

    • Audits/Compilations/Reviews of GAAP and IFRS financial statements
    • Back office accounting financial reporting services
    • Business management
    • Due diligence for acquistions
    • Film production accounting
    • Advice on obtaining financing
    • Assistance with movie production tax credits and incentives from New York and other states
    • Coordination of payroll services
    • Tax compliance and tax planning
    • International taxation and cross border transactions
    • Advice and economic analysis on financial aspects of deal structures
    • Development and assistance with reporting systems
    • Royalty and participation audits
    • Internal control assistance and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
    • Initial public offerings, venture capital and private equity
    • Investor reporting
    • Mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations
    • Valuations and purchase price allocations
    • Advice on accounting systems
    • Estate and gift tax planning and compliance