About Us

About Us

Media Services is a leading payroll and production resource for the entertainment industry, exceeding clients’ expectations for over 40 years. After starting out as a business management and production accounting firm formed by founders Bob Oberman and Alan Tivoli, the company has grown into a top payroll provider, with over 200 employees and offices in Los Angeles, New York and Louisiana. Clients include a range of production categories and sizes: commercials, branded content, web series, independent films and studio projects, plus everything in between.

Media Services also offers expert in-house and on-location production accounting, as well as residuals forecasting and processing with a unique cloud-based client portal. The company’s Showbiz Software line is known for its flagship Showbiz Timecards program, Showbiz Budgeting and Showbiz Labor Guide.

Our Mission

We want to make payroll as streamlined as possible for our clients. That’s why we give them free tools including mobile timecards, TiM digital onboarding, MediaWeb cloud-based production accounting and ACH payment processing.

We take data integrity seriously. All of our systems are hosted on AWS servers, with the highest grade of protection for our clients’ and their payees’ sensitive information. As a SOC 1 compliant organization, we have been vetted to work as a service provider for publicly traded companies. Our SOC 1 report is available to clients upon request.