Jay Shapiro, CPA
, is a Certified Public Accountant
specializing in serving the Entertainment and Media Industry
on an international 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 35 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 1,200 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.
- Mr. Shapiro provides extensive forensic investigation and litigation support services to the entertainment industry. He handles all aspects of “Hollywood Accounting.” Having worked in the legal industry for 35 years, Mr. Shapiro has been retained as a damage expert over 75 times and has testified in court over 25 times. Mr. Shapiro's services include consulting, investigation, written formal reports, dispute resolution, depositions, and expert opinion.
Areas of Professional Expertise
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- Contractual Disputes
- Bankruptcy / Insolvency
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