Film and Media

EAM LONDON AND AQUITAS LAW FILM OFFERING

A unique offering of Accountancy and Legal Services with a single combined team of dedicated experts, offering professionalism and excellence across the sector.

OVERVIEW

EAM and Aquitas have worked closely together on a number of commercial projects. Through that working relationship we have identified a natural synergy between Accountancy and Legal services across the gamut of film production which provides tangible benefits to clients in terms of cost and efficiency.

 

We have combined our collective experience to offer a single dedicated team of qualified professional accountants and lawyers to deliver the services required across the whole life cycle of film production.

BENEFITS OF OUR COMBINED OFFERING

A single team of dedicated professionals covering both disciplines provides:

 

  • Comprehensive and coherent strategic planning across the whole life cycle of film development, production and distribution.

 

  • Increased efficiency and reduced costs. This avoids any duplication of work and allows for effective strategic planning throughout the project. Enabling comprehensive systems and legal frameworks to be put in place from the outset.

 

  • Effective lines of communication. Enabling situations to be resolved quickly and efficiently. We understand and appreciate the importance of the prompt resolution of issues, particularly during film production when delays and uncertainty can impact scheduling and costs.

EXPERTISE AND SERVICES

  • Corporate set up of SPVs, production companies and other development vehicles.

 

  • Investment structures, including implementation of private and corporate investment; bespoke share structures and rights assignments.

 

  • BFI applications, film tax credit advice, opinion letters, applications and certification.

 

  • Acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property rights.

 

  • Pre-production accountancy services managed by a dedicated production accountancy team, including film budget and cash flow services, bookkeeping and finance closing.

 

  • Production accountancy and VAT services delivered either remotely or on set.

 

  • Production services, including a full suite of production documents, writer agreements, director agreements, film crew member agreements and all other employment related issues.

 

  • Distribution agreements, including any necessary 3rd party financing, security and guarantees.

 

  • Post-production accountancy services, finalising film tax credit claims, corporate tax returns, year-end accounts, film project reconciliations and collection agreements.

 

  • Full software support including production accounts software, escrow facilities and digital repository for document storage.

THE TEAM

EAM London

EAM London is a specialist accountancy and tax consultancy practice offering support far beyond that of other accountancy firms. EAM knows and understands the film world and have tailored their services to reflect the special requirements of the industry. Their specialist team will support you throughout the life cycle of your project.

 

Aquitas Law

Aquitas Law are an innovative company offering Barrister led legal products and services across a range of commercial areas. Aquitas work with specialist Barristers to provide bespoke solutions and advice to creative and media focused companies.

LEGAL EXPERTISE

High quality legal products and services by specialist Barristers without the need to engage the services of a solicitor.

COMPANY AND COMMERCIAL LAW

BUSINESS CONTRACTS & DISPUTES

EMPLOYMENT LAW & HR SUPPORT

FILM

AND MEDIA

GDPR AND

DATA PROTECTION

INVESTMENT

AGREEMENTS

SHAREHOLDER

RIGHTS

COMMERCIAL PLANNING AND TAX