The Independent Filmmaker/Producer/Investor must have good Accounting Advice. Without the advice to keep the paperwork in order the Independent Filmmaker/Producer/Investor’s Project may not get Exhibition. Without exhibition there will be no revenue.
Accountants have a fiduciary duty to their clients. This means the Accountant should be putting the client’s interests first, ahead of what is convenient or profitable for the Accountant.
Before retaining an Accountant, you should carefully review the Retainer Agreement. The rate a Accountant charges is often negotiable and many Accountants charge a lesser rate to low-budget independent filmmakers. Communication can be by email.
This Agreement is drafted in plain English that is easy to read and comprehend. This is a four page, eighteen clause legal Agreement. The Agreement may be filled in on your computer or printed out and filled in later.
This Agreement is part of the Producer’s Deal, and the Investor’s Deal.