Industries - Media, film and television


Media, film and television

The entertainment industry is constantly being tested by the rapidly evolving demands of the digital era. Facing these market challenges by taking advantage of new growth opportunities requires a unique business strategy supported by a full suite of services.

With a dedicated team that has served the media, film and television industries for more than a decade, Baker Tilly experts can provide the advice you need to succeed in this complex market.

Solutions unique to you

Our professionals offer customized guidance regarding production financing, government incentive programs and certification, production audits and reviews, tax credit consulting as well as a complete range of accounting services.

We have a well-established track record of providing advisory services to clients throughout the media, film and television industries, working closely with producers, writers, directors and distribution companies to ensure back-office needs are fully serviced and tax credits are maximized.

Services we provide include:

Tax credit consulting

  • Credit estimates
  • Calculation review
  • Completion of applications, such as:
    • Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit (CPTC)
    • Film or Video Production Services Tax Credit (PSTC)
    • Ontario Book Publishing Tax Credit (OBPTC)
    • Ontario Computer Animation and Special Effects Tax Credit (OCASE)
    • Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit (OFTTC)
    • Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC)
    • Ontario Production Services Tax Credit (OPSTC)
    • Ontario Sound Recording Tax Credit (OSRTC)

Business guidance

  • Production financing assistance
  • CFO and controller support
  • Complete back-office accounting services, including:
    • Accounts receivable and accounts payable
    • Bank and intercompany reconciliations
    • Bookkeeping and payroll
    • Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and Employer Health Tax (EHT)
    • Guild remittances
  • Pre-production and development accounting
    • Certification
  • Post-production accounting
    • Preparation for production audits

Tax and restructuring support

  • Corporate tax returns
  • HST compliance and recovery
  • Business valuation
  • Production audits and reviews

For more information, contact your Baker Tilly advisor today.

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