By definition, I’m a consultant, product developer, public speaker, finance guy, director and producer. My mission is to help creative companies to get paid for their hard work in a timely and effective manner. My specialty is studio billing for companies in Hollywood - reducing A/R accounts and increasing the bottom line by designing effective, sustainable billing and cost accounting solutions.
My roster of clients includes PR firms, Marketing companies, Post-Production houses, and other suppliers to the major studios.
My efforts helped one client reduce their A/R with the studios from 12 million to less than 1 million. Such reductions saved countless thousands in lost interest, repaired the relationships with the studios that were damaged by incorrect billing, and created a lasting IT solution that reduced human error to almost nil.
Another client, a small but vital supplier to clothiers, wardrobe departments, designers and studios, was buried in debt brought on by unpaid invoices and a lack of cost accounting procedures to help price work properly. I installed an IT solution that gives the client a dashboard into the state of the business on a daily basis, and helps identify problem clients. The client also is able to price jobs correctly now because they now know the true cost of a given job.
In the 1990’s I was involved in managing budgets and events for the Italian government, planning and budgeting art openings, film festivals, and musical performances for the Italian Cultural Institute.
In 1997, I joined New Line Cinema, handling the A/P side of the creative business, learning the ins and outs of line producing. Later I used these skills to help out a number of producers at Fox Television for series and during pilot season.
In 2000, I developed a series of value-added services and products for Interpacket Networks, a pioneering satellite internet provider. I then began my world travels, promoting the products in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, culminating in a series of presentations to the United Nations European Digital Economy Conferences in
I am the treasurer and past regional chair for the Los Angeles Sacred Harp, a musical organization promoting early American choral music. http://fasola.org