Film, TV and Radio

The North West of England, and Manchester especially, is a bright spot for media production these days – the Northern Quarter frequently doubles for New York City and the BBC is based in Salford.

Alchemy works with all kinds of freelancers, contractors, production companies and studios, providing a solid accounting foundation in an industry that can otherwise be unpredictable and fast moving.

Our clients range from actors and radio presenters, through to TV and film production studios, publishers and printing companies.

As well as clearly laid-out, transparent processes and cloud accounting, we also have specialist knowledge of research and development tax credits which often go unclaimed by media businesses.

Our tax planning services can also help smooth the bumps between years with too many jobs and slower ones. We’ll set up cashflow forecasts so you can project your earnings over time, and inform you well in advance about upcoming tax bills so you can spread the cost.

If you’re working internationally, we can handle payments to overseas performers and help you to set up the right structure for your media business.

And we can manage your payroll, advise on IR35, handle your VAT returns, and take on all aspects of production accounting.

Media accounting services:

  • Production accounting periods
  • Tax planning
  • Payments to overseas performers
  • Media company structure

Next steps

From startups to established businesses, find out how our specialist understanding of the media sector informs the accounting services we can offer your organisation. Contact us today on 01772 965550 or via the form below.

Accounting for media businesses

  • Actors
  • Film studios
  • Journalists
  • Publishers
  • Radio
  • TV producers
  • Videographers

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