SMG Financial Services
is the leader in Financial and Business Management
services for the Entertainment Industry
. They offer the complete range of accounting and business services with the highest level of excellence.
- Business Management - SMG serves as CFO, controller and bookkeeping department, handling any and all ongoing management needs, from structuring the accounting function to generating financial statements
- Production Accounting - SMG provides production bookkeeping services for television, motion picture feature films and music projects
- Management Systems - For the business owner, SMG provides complete management support services for entertainment and media companies, including forecasting and budgeting, operational and management consulting, and acquisition and divestiture recommendations
Principal, Jay Shapiro, CPA
, is a Certified Public Accountant
specializing in financing, development, production, and distribution of entertainment content, and consulting in all aspects of the entertainment and media industry on a worldwide basis. An industry veteran with over two decades of experience, he is an exemplary entertainment executive, whose financial acumen has long been lauded among his peers.
Mr. Shapiro, who honed his skills during the last 29 years at some of the most prominent entertainment companies in the world, is set to expand operations in the acquisition, production and worldwide distribution of filmed entertainment. He has had personal film production experience with such feature films "Batman", "Coming to America", "Animal House", "The Omen" and "Lonesome Dove" among others, and television programs, including "Dallas" and "Knots Landing". He is an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Mr. Shapiro's experience includes over 1,000 engagements involving forensic audits, accounting income taxation, management consulting, and financial advisory services for a diverse group of clients. His significant accomplishments include expert testimony for an international defense contractor, major Hollywood business litigation, public offerings for NASDAQ and AMEX companies, and financial advisor in several workout situations and mergers of companies up to $500 million in revenue.
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