DCTV Presents Making Tax Season Less Taxing for Filmmakers
Freelancers, rejoice! Just in time for the dreaded tax season, DCTV will be presenting an informative and calm-inducing panel discussion on tax preparation for independent filmmakers and freelance artists.
From learning about great tax saving deductions, to taxes in the sharing economy, new challenges with Obamacare, and what you need to know about the IRS and how to protect yourself in case of an audit, this well-rounded panel will keep you informed and hopefully put you at ease.
Paul Devlin is a 5-time Emmy winner and Independent Spirit Award nominee who made the critically-acclaimed feature documentaries SlamNation, Power Trip, BLAST!, and The Front Man. He wrote about the IRS's battle with documentary filmmakers and his own (mis)adventures in being audited in this Filmmaker article.
Andrew Lund is a filmmaker, entertainment lawyer and Associate Professor and Director of the Integrated Media Arts MFA Program at Hunter College. Andrew executive produced nine feature films including The Hungry Ghosts, Vanaja, and Arranged, produced several award-wining documentaries, and wrote/directed five short films. He is currently working on two books on independent filmmaking for Peter Lang Publishers.
Steven Zelin was born and raised in NYC and has been a licensed CPA for over fifteen years. He has an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a B.S. in Accountancy, is an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at Long Island University, and conducts a seminar every year on The Business of Being an Artist. Steven is active on the Not-for-Profit and Taxation of Individuals committees of the New York State Society of CPAs. He's also known as The Singing CPA, "that really smart tax guy who writes and sings funny stuff."
Founded in 1972, DCTV is an established media arts resource for NYC's independent filmmaking community, providing affordable workshops, production equipment rentals, post-production facilities, a signature screening series, renowned youth programming, and more all under the same roof as its award-winning documentary production house. DCTV is also the soon-to-be home of the first US documentary-only cinema! DCTV Presents is DCTV's signature screening and event series that highlights innovative and provocative work from the independent filmmaking community. From screening films by emerging artists to hosting master classes led by renowned groundbreakers in the industry, each event offers the public a unique and inclusive opportunity to share, support and embrace truly independent art.
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