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Production Accounting

Cost reporting you can count on.

Production accounting professionals track costs and balance the books throughout production and into post on film, TV and web projects. And with budgets spread over multiple productions for various platforms, reliable production accounting has never been more crucial. 

Leave all the production accounting to us – payroll accounting, hot costs, budgeting, cash flows, petty cash, p-cards setup and AP cost reporting – when you opt to use our expert production accountants on your next show, or across all your shows.

Need remote production accounting help? Reach out here.

What does Production Accounting entail on a film or TV project?

  • Accounts Payable (AP) – paying the bills for the production
  • Payroll – dealing with all crew payroll issues AND the entertainment payroll service
  • Petty cash – while this used to mean literally handing cash to crew members and tracking receipts, these days it’s more about funding purchase cards (also called p-cards in film and TV) – and of course accounting for it
  • Cost reporting – this is a regular production accounting report prepared for producers and executives as requested, to get a picture of actual production costs vs the budget

Our production accountants work with either Media Services payroll or Cast & Crew, whichever you prefer. The benefit for you is that our accountants work hand-in-hand with the payroll service, and nobody knows these services or our accounting software better than our own employees! It’s like having a concierge to payroll.

Best of all, with Media Services, production accounting can either be done full-time for your film or TV project, or by a member of our in-house production accountant “pool” – a cost-effective, contact-free way to go.



When you need an all-in production accountant for your TV, web or film project, rely on our Full-Time Production Accounting service. Our seasoned roster of Lead Accountants, Payroll Accountants, Assistants and Clerks can be brought on one-by-one or as a full team for your project. Our flexible a la carte ordering allows for any combination of production accountants.



If you only need part-time production accounting help on your shows, our pool of production accountants is the cost effective way to go. Your cost reporting, AP, hot costs, cash flows, petty cash p-cards and payroll will be managed remotely and safely by our office production accounting team, with complete visibility to the line producer. We also handle all coordination with the Media Services payroll team, right here in house. Like a concierge payroll service, plus cost reporting, AP and much more!

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One team, one system... with a single production accounting methodology that keeps your cost reporting tight.

Post Production Accounting


The handoff from principal to post production accounting can be rocky. With Media Services Production Accounting, this problem is solved: one team, one system... with a single production accounting methodology that keeps your film and TV cost reporting tight, all the way through wrap and post.

MediaWeb Production Accounting Software


The most flexible web-based production accounting software out there. Cost reporting in any flavor you like, and if a report is not already in there… we’ll have the developers make it, custom for your film or TV production accounting needs. Media Services payroll clients use this production accounting system to do their AP and cost reports, or even as a complete general ledger system… and so do we!