Media and Entertainment: Specialized Guidance

1 Credits: Accounting


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Media and Entertainment: Specialized Guidance

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

Navigating the unique accounting landscape of the media and entertainment industry can be a daunting task, with its specialized practices and GAAP pronouncements for broadcasters, cable television, films, and music. The complexity of understanding different film costs, participation costs, exploitation costs, and their accounting can often lead to confusion and inaccuracies. “Media and Entertainment: Specialized Guidance” is the solution to these challenges. This online webinar CPE course is meticulously designed to guide you through the specialized accounting principles and practices unique to this vibrant industry. It not only discusses authoritative pronouncements on GAAP but also provides specific examples to illustrate the guidance effectively. By the end of this online CPE course, you will have a robust understanding of the accounting nuances in the media and entertainment sector, enabling you to handle industry-specific financial matters with precision and confidence.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the basic principles of accounting for broadcasters, cable television, films, and music
  • Recognize different film costs, including participation costs, exploitation costs, and manufacturing costs, and their accounting
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 7, 2022


Advanced Preparation


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Meet The Experts

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Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 120 courses (300+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics.  His courses are available for purchase from many online CPE providers including the AICPA.  Kelen also remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam.  He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s “Journal of Accountancy”. Kelen has nearly 20 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He …

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …