Entertainment Partners Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators
Entertainment Partners (EP) is provider of entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. Currently on a mission to digitize the paper-heavy back office processes, EP is the production partner in the evolution of the entertainment industry. EP collaborates with its clients to help them produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects. Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs are the industry standards. EP’s Production Incentives group is the industry’s most experienced incentives team, assisting productions all over the world. In addition, casting and payroll for background actors is handled through its legendary Central Casting division, a Hollywood icon since 1925.
Entertainment Partners Recent Developments
In March 2020 Entertainment Partners acquired London-based FilmTech startup, We Got POP Ltd. ("POP"), offering the UK production industry's leading SAAS-based workforce and production management platform, including the casting portal and production portal. Through this acquisition, the terms of which were not disclosed, EP will provide best-in-class technological support for the casting and production management needs of its clients around the globe.
Since starting its journey in 2014, POP has revolutionized the way background actors are found, hired, managed, and paid with a casting portal that provides a digital, integrated, and secure system which has become the go-to source for film, television shows, and commercials. The POP solutions were readily embraced by key UK production teams, capturing more than half of the UK casting business in just a few years. Led by entrepreneur and industry veteran Kate McLaughlin, the company undertook a successful expansion into the US market with the opening of its New York office in 2017. POP CEO McLaughlin will continue to lead POP's operations and will join the EP Executive team.
Entertainment Partners Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Activities
In 2020, Entertainment Partners acquired SyncOnSet Technologies, creator of collaboration and productivity tools for the entertainment production community. EP partners with clients by providing solutions that support clients' efficiency, productivity, compliance, and security and has pioneered digitization of the back-office processes of film and television production through its SmartStudio suite. SyncOnSet similarly has been streamlining on-set production workflows and tracking studio assets with game-changing cloud software and mobile technology, receiving a 2016 Primetime Engineering Emmy Award for its impact on the industry.
Entertainment Partners Customers in ARTW Customer Database
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Entertainment Partners Overview
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Number of Employees: 1100
Key Verticals: Media,
Entertainment Partners Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications
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Entertainment Partners helped shape the entertainment industry by revolutionizing production accounting with its flagship SmartAccounting solution, acquiring the iconic Central Casting, the leading background actor database, building integrated digital solutions, and much more.
Entertainment Partners Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions
In 2020, Entertainment Partners, which was acquired in May 2019 by TPG Capital, is also a software developer. Its SmartStudio platform is used by the film industry for production workforce management and payroll tasks. Baca added that the acquisition of Sync- OnSet can benefit the entertainment industry as “the increasing complexity and scale of global collaboration on production requires tighter integration across technology solutions.” As part of the acquisition, Entertainment Partners will integrate SyncOnSet’s products into the SmartStudio platform and the Sync- OnSet team will be converted to Entertainment Partner staff.
Entertainment Partners Risks and Challenges
Mark Goldstein, EP’s President and CEO, has announced that Chief Financial Officer Darren Seidel has moved into a joint role in which he will also serve as Chief Operations Officer. Seidel has been responsible for leading all finance activities including FP&A, accounting, treasury, tax, strategy and M&A, and played a key role in negotiating EP’s sale to TPG.
Entertainment Partners Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI
Entertainment Partners partnered with GRM Information Management, a global leader in corporate Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Document Management solutions, to introduce the SmartHub Vault. SmartHub Vault is an extension of EP's Scenechronize SmartHub, which manages and distributes documents created and used during the production of theatrical, television and commercial projects. SmartHub Vault is a cloud-based ECM solution built to enhance cross-studio information management capabilities and provide long-term storage for production archives post-wrap. SmartHub Vault delivers a studio-wide view encompassing both production and corporate ECM needs. The solution will allow studios to actively manage data and documents and have a single view across both the freelance production worker and corporate employee populations. SmartHub Vault will significantly reduce the hours that Production, Human Resources, Internal Audit, Business Affairs and Finance personnel have to spend on the highly time-consuming processes associated with preparation and defense of ever increasing audit activity.
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