Media, Entertainment & Sports

Why Choose Us

Let’s face it, there are a number of accountancy firms that you can engage and the choice is yours. Some will cost more than others and most will provide sound accounting advice with respect to general taxation matters. However, not all industries and accountants are the same. If you operate within a creative industry such as Film/TV, Music or Sport – then you qualify as a “special professional” which entitles you to additional tax rebates eg.” Income averaging”. Or if you are involved in a film production with an appropriate level of expenditure – you may quality for the “producers tax offset”. Unless your accountant has specialist knowledge in these areas, most will be unaware of the rebates/offsets that you may be entitled to claim.

Who Are We

Talbots Media & Entertainment Pty Ltd (TME) is a division of Talbots Chartered Accountants. TME caters to a number of clients within the Media & Entertainment Industry including; Film/TV production companies, producers, musicians, actors, performing artists, sports professionals/athletes , talent agents and management companies to name a few.

TME is managed by Michael Wall who has extensive experience working within creative and sporting industries. Michael has played an integral role in assisting many clients from start-up to well established entities. Over the years, Michael has worked with many award winning artists and production companies providing high level advisory and overseeing compliance matters.

Michael is assisted by a dedicated team of accountants supplied by the Talbots head company which is based in Sydney’s CBD. In addition, TME has a Melbourne based office along with strategic relationships with specialist accountants in the USA, UK and NZ.

What Our Clients Say
Stephen Layfield
Creative Director at Layfield Design

“Michael understands the creative industry – he just “get’s it”. He explains complex things simply and with great knowledge. I couldn’t recommend him more highly”

Richard Brancatisano
Actor and Musician

“Michael was a pleasure to work with. Made Tax Time a pleasure with FANTASTIC results”

Nicole Browne
Director at Media Opps

“Michael understands my business as a consultancy takes a realistic approach to business recommendations and gives solid advice. However, what I like most about Michael is the fact I can always call him for the smallest piece of advice or information or I can ask the most basic financial questions and he will always be available and happy to help. He’s a great professional but he’s also friendly and easy to work with and that’s a terrific asset to any business”

Suzanne Ryan
CEO at SLR Productions

“I have always been impressed and extremely happy with the result and efficiency of Michael’s work, along with his great attitude, level of professionalism and his expertise in understanding my needs as a client”.

Marshall Brentnall
Director at Evalesco Financial Services & Greater Sydney Rams Rugby Union

“I have worked with Michael for several years, and at all times have found him to be professional, honest and reliable. Michael is refreshing direct and has the added skill of being able to translate complex strategies into sensible meaningful advice – for these reasons (and many more) I have no hesitation in recommending his services to those seeking taxation and accounting guidance.”

Tex Whitney
Director at Tex Whitney Productions

“Michael has shown an immediate and thorough understanding of my business, enabling rapid focussed solutions for any questions that arise. He is a pleasure to deal with and I always know he has my back.”

Gary Winwood-Smith
Partner at Sydney Financial Planning

“I have known Michael for 25 years and have worked with him for over 10 years on a professional basis. Over this time I have never known Michael to shy away from a challenge or shirk responsibility. He is undoubtedly the most resolute individual I know. I’ve witnessed these charter traits during numerous client conversations and the leadership he shows his clients is something I greatly admire. Michael’s technical and specialist tax knowledge is one reason I would not hesitate to recommend him, the other reason is he is plain and simply a genuinely nice guy.”

Brett Danton
Director at Danton Productions

“I can’t recommend Michael enough, he has been doing the accounting for my company over the last 6 years, after a run of bad accountants; Michael sorted out the mess!!! He understands my industry which is a rarity.”