James Cowper Kreston in India
7th September 2019

James Cowper Kreston’s film and media division have been busy working with production teams to help bring the latest blockbusters to the silver screen. We provide vital tax credit and VAT advice to international clients producing works in the UK; the team also offer other accounting services to ensure that these projects go smoothly from script to screen.

One of our most recent projects was on the murder mystery movie ‘Badla’ in which a young woman is accused of the murder of her boyfriend and her lawyer must find out the truth, with some unseen consequences.

Of course this work is not only done on home soil. Our partners, Meera Rajah, who heads up the team and Alex Peal travelled to India to meet with clients and whilst abroad visited the set of another project. They were lucky enough to meet one of Indian cinema’s most famous actors, Salman Khan, who was starring in the feature along with his co-stars.

“Being on set allows us to gain a first-hand look at the films on which we are working,” said Meera. “It means we can speak to our clients face to face, allowing for better communication.”

“It’s always fascinating to visit the set of projects,” says Alex. “The amount of work that goes into making a production of this magnitude is astonishing and we are very proud to be a part of it. Working with international clients allows us to gain a better understanding of the country’s tax and VAT legislation which in turn helps us to provide a better service in the long run.”

For more information on the Film and Media team please contact us on +44 (0)1635 35255.

About the author

James Cowper Kreston
Meera heads up James Cowper Kreston's VAT services and leads our services into South East Asia. She has built up extensive technical knowledge over more than 15 years' specialising in VAT and takes a practical approach, which has successfully argued against HMRC to achieve substantial VAT savings and compensation for clients. With a number of years experience at H M Revenue and Customs, Meera has brought with her a range of skills and expertise in inspections and negotiations.

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