Spotlight Workshop: Taxes for Creative & Entertainment Professionals

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Date(s) - 02/26/2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm



What every creative professional needs to know about the new tax laws in order to get the most out of their earnings!

With the new tax laws now going into effect, there are countless changes to the existing rules—everything from revisions to tax rate structures to elimination of commonly used deductions. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to take advantage of the new changes and intricacies of the tax laws—and how you can use the tax laws to take control of your career. Learn all the tax differences between being hired and paid as an employee as compared to being a sub-contractor/loan out, as well as all the pros and cons of incorporating as your own LLC or other business structure. You’ll learn how to avoid common tax pitfalls and keep as much of your hard-earned money as possible.

Whether you’re a Hollywood hopeful or an established actor, writer, director, assistant, or other creative professional, you can take your career, your personal brand, and your talents to the next level by taking control of and building your financial foundation!

By the end of this class you will know:

  • How the new tax changes affect you and each of your business endeavors;
  • The difference between a wage employee and a subcontractor and how they file their tax returns differently; and
  • The pros and cons of incorporating for tax purposes.

Who should attend:  All creative and entertainment professionals who want to understand and take control of their finances and taxes; any creative artists who are running or considering starting their own businesses.

Requirements: A computer or pen/paper for taking notes and any tax questions you have. Feel free to bring any of your tax documentation, such as W-2, 1099-Misc, etc.

Instructor: Nathanael Roe has been preparing taxes professionally for five years and is currently a senior tax associate at Miller Kaplan Arase, LLP, where he specializes in advising and preparing tax documents for individuals, partnerships, corporations, trusts, and other parties working in or receiving income from the entertainment industry. He is an enrolled agent with the IRS and enjoys researching tax law, yo-yoing, and spending time with his wife, Sommerly.

Space is limited, and you must register ahead of time, so sign up today!

Register HERE.


Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

The good folks at the Netflix Security Gate will need to see a government-issued photo ID to match with your name on the list we give them, so make sure you register and bring your driver’s license or passport with you.

How early should I arrive at the event?

You should leave yourself enough time to get through the security gate, park in the parking structure, and walk to the front door of Netflix, where we will have someone waiting to direct you to the workshop room. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin.

What are my parking options getting to the event?

Parking is free if you are on the attendee list – here are the guest parking guidelines:

  • Guest parking is located at 1455 N. Van Ness Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028.
  • Please enter the Main Entry via the left side security gate.
  • A current photo ID is required.
  • Security personnel will direct you to complimentary self-parking.
  • The Netflix lobby is located directly across from the parking garage.
  • Immediately after entering the building turn right down the hall and wait in the coffee bar area.

When does the early registration discount end?

For those who have a Spotlight Workshop promotional code, the early registration discount ends at 11:59 PM on February 19, 2019.