Join us for an update on 2016 WIFTA plans and a presentation on tax tips:
The Bottom Line for Above the Line and Below the Line!
Please join us at the GPB Studios at 260 14th St from 7:00 – 9:00 pm as we gather to discuss all the excitement in Atlanta over WIFTA’s plans for 2016! Free for members – $20 for guests: cash or check at door.
- Meet your new Executive Director: Susan Moss
- Hear about our Actor, Producer and Writer track programming plans
- Join in the discussion about future board members
- Help us explore options for increasing membership
- Mark your calendars for meetings, mixers and fundraisers
Whew! And after all that – our tax experts will talk about ways to save time and hassles in preparing your taxes!
Our guest speakers:
A CPA and Firm Development Coordinator at Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C., Kristy specializes in the film and entertainment industry. Kristy is highly motivated by opening doors for her clients as well helping them grow their businesses. She provides accounting and consulting services to production companies who need to meet expenditure requirements to qualify for state film tax credits. Kristy is a member of many local organizations, as well as the AICPA, Georgia Society of CPAs, and Georgia Production Partnership. Kristy and her husband Erik, Film and Moving Image Studies Ph.D ABD, live in McDonough with their two sons. email@example.com
A CPA and Partner at Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C., Will provides tax and consulting services for a wide range of businesses including the film & entertainment industry. His client base in the production industry is vast and spans across the nation. Will has served on numerous boards and authorities including the Clayton County Housing Authority, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Southern Regional Hospital, Community Capital Bank and the United Methodist Church of North Georgia. Wtomasello@whtcpa.com
Will and Kristy’s CPA firm, Whaley Hammonds Tomasello, P.C. (WHT) has 3 locations in Metro-Atlanta. WHT provides film & entertainment industry services to production companies, film studios, independent filmmakers and video game producers. The firm’s services include:
- Issuance of comfort letters
- Audit, accounting & assurance
- On-site production accounting
- Tax return preparation and consulting
- Maximizing domestic production activity deduction (DPAD) calculation
- Royalty, licensing and profit participating reporting
- Forensic accounting
- Business valuation
- CFO services
Lisa A. Wright
Lisa is a CPA with over 17 years of experience in the Accounting Industry. Her experience began at Deloitte & Touché, LLP, an international accounting firm. Another significant experience is her tenure at H.J. Russell & Company, a Black Enterprise 100 Company, where she was the Personal Financial Manager for Herman J. Russell Sr., founder and Chairman.
Lisa levied her knowledge to developed her own accounting and business advisory firm, L.A. Wright and Associates, LLC. One of her specializations is the entertainment industry. She has served as Director of Finance for an amphitheatre whose roster of artists included Luther Vandross, Elton John and Boyz to Men. She has worked with various entertainers such as Edwin Hawkins, Takes Six and Micah Stampley. Her skills were also utilized by Central City Productions, the producer of the Stellar Awards. Promotions for artists is also a skill that she possesses. She is a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Lisa served as the Treasurer for WIFTA for 2009-2010. And currently serves as the Treasurer for the Black Women In Film Network as well as for GPP. In addition, Lisa has worked with various non-profit organizations as a financial consultant and or Board Member.
L.A. Wright & Associates, LLC
2910 Evans Mill Road, Suite B-304
Lithonia, GA 30038
Cell phone: (404) 455-7631