Media and entertainment

Expert knowledge that stands out from the crowd

Media and entertainment

Our location in Soho, combined with the experience and contacts of our partners, means we are able to offer specialist knowledge and advice to a wide range of clients in the media sector, including advertising, graphic design, production, post-production, actors, directors, producers and cameramen.

We can support your business by providing not only regular management information but also detailed forecasts in a manner understood and accepted by banks. Accurate and up-to-date information presented in a clear and intelligible form can often make the difference between obtaining additional funds required for the business – or failing to do so.

A reliable accounting framework which provides prompt and accurate information together with an independent financial appraisal can be a huge benefit. We are familiar with the latest accounting software (including Cloud Based Accounting Solutions) and are able to advise our clients on the suitability of each system for the individual business - there is no one accounting solution suitable for everybody! Cloud Based Accounting Solutions

We are also able to act on behalf of production companies to evaluate and advise on commercial propositions put forward by others, so that all the financial and taxation implications are properly considered before important decisions are made.

For businesses who have an established financial control function, we are able to assist with growth, be it organic or with outside funding, via our contacts with media experienced financiers. We can assist with loan applications, business forecasts and diversification.

Our media team has a very clear objective - to stand out amongst a sea of grey advisers. An in-depth knowledge of these sectors means that our clients have absolute trust in our ability to handle their financial affairs.

Our services are very much tailored to the individual needs of our clients. In addition to the more obvious accounting, book-keeping, tax planning and compliance work they include:

  • Personal financial management
  • Collecting income and paying bills
  • Monitoring cash flow
  • Managing bank accounts
  • Providing regular financial reports
  • Preparing and filing VAT returns

Contract reviews

  • Reviewing financial and taxation aspects of contracts in conjunction with agents and lawyers
  • Audit of royalty and profit share payments

Secretarial services, dealing with areas such as:

  • Travel arrangements
  • Insurance
  • Architects
  • Property purchases and sales

Working outside the UK

  • Meeting the overseas filing requirements to save the withholding of tax by the country you are working in

Overseas actors visiting the UK

  • However short the contract, there are various UK tax issues that must be dealt with. We will ensure that you meet all requirements

You can rely on Brebners to take a proactive approach to your finances, leaving you free to do what you do best. We are always here to listen, and as your circumstances change, we provide the most appropriate advice in plain English. Wherever your work takes you, we have a trusted network of local advisers to take care of any international tax requirements.

Whatever you need, we can be there for you - whenever you need us.

For more information and to arrange an initial consultation please contact:


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