Film Accounting and Budgeting
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John Gaskin
John Gaskin
19:54:52 04/07/2017
“So just wanted to say – I will now be able to tell people to take your classes with confidence that they will learn things the right way. Thank you for what you do – the next ge…

John Gaskin
23:06:24 06/06/2017
I will now be able to tell people to take your classes with confidence that they will learn things the right way. Thank you for what you do – the next generation will be off to a great start…

John Gaskin
03:44:15 18/04/2017
The half-truth rhetoric from the WGA is equivalent to the Trump administration saying that there isn’t any need to address climate change. It’s a regressive attitude of a small self-interest group …

John Gaskin
00:32:03 18/04/2017
Within the film and television industry there are several sources of new revenue opportunities for CPA’s. The most obvious opportunity for CPA’s is to perform audits of the Production C…

John Gaskin
00:57:54 10/04/2017
How did one of the richest and best paid guilds come to the brink of a strike? Deadline Hollywood has an excellent summary of the WGA leader’s rhetoric, starting with Sept 21/15 right through to Ap…

John Gaskin
22:44:03 05/03/2017
Film Payroll accountants are a category that is never heard about outside of the film industry. A Film Payroll Accountant with a couple of years experience usually makes in the range of$2,000/Wk. W…

John Gaskin
00:35:12 20/02/2017
egardless if you’re interested in Film Production Accounting, or in working as a Line Producer, you’re probably wondering how you would fit into the M&E Industry. If I were you here are some of…

John Gaskin
23:48:41 05/02/2017
The impact on Canadian film and television production in the short term could be big. Let’s say that the cost of film/TV production in Canada is approximately $1.5Billion per year, conservatively. …

John Gaskin
00:27:48 12/09/2016
The purpose of this article is to point the CPA towards the film, television and commercial production industry. Is it worth learning more about this intriguing industry? If so, what are the specif…

John Gaskin
18:11:49 04/09/2016
There was a time when I couldn’t wait to get out of television production and into feature production. Feature productions paid better, the funding was available, the working conditions were …

John Gaskin
17:23:24 31/01/2016
At the end of each online course qualifying for CPE I ask the student if the "stated objectives of the course" were met. There has never been a "No" yet.... that's 100% of the time every student ha...

John Gaskin
17:21:33 31/01/2016
Every year for the past 3 years I have been delivering a series of 3 workshops to Emerging producers for Women-In-Film. The workshops are directed towards the business side of producing film and te...

John Gaskin
17:19:44 31/01/2016
Film production accounting is the last niche in the world where you can become a professional accountant, earn excellent wages, and not have an accounting designation. If you DO have accounting exp...

John Gaskin
17:02:22 31/01/2016
There are several very important aspects to managing the business of film and television production. For "Indies", who don't have the Major Studio's deep pockets backing them up, the biggest problem is always closing the financing ... ALWAYS. So, yes, managing the business takes a certain skill, but convincing qualified investors that you're "for real" is the theme of this community.

John Gaskin
16:36:15 31/01/2016
At the end of each online course qualifying for CPE I ask the student if the "stated objectives of the course" were met. There has never been a "No" yet.... that's 100% of the time every student ha...

John Gaskin
18:22:07 27/04/2015
Prediction lowers risk for investors. No-Prediction = High-Risk. Investors want you to show a week-to-week prediction of cashflow requirements FOR EVERY NUMBER IN THE BUDGET.

John Gaskin
23:24:40 20/04/2015
The Secretary of the Louisiana Economic Development, Stephen Moret, suggested there were two ways that the state could curb fraud and abuse: regulate accountants who audit the film industry and eli...

John Gaskin
19:08:35 07/04/2015
The studio finance and accounting personnel must safeguard the privacy of the film budgets, “Cost Reports” and distribution deals. So, how does a person get exposed to the industry specific reports...

John Gaskin
17:04:17 06/04/2015

John Gaskin
16:56:10 06/04/2015
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