History of the Best Practice Guide

In 2011, a forum of industry companies was established to create a network of production, finance and industry professionals, who share knowledge and experience, to promote best practice in production accounting across the film and TV industry.

The forum had representatives from the following:

BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky, Tiger Aspect, Kudos, Darlow Smithson, The Production Guild, TPH Global Ltd and Freelance Production Accountants.

The initial aim of the forum was to produce a set of best practice documentation to be shared across the industry.

The website was launched in February 2014 and contains the best practice guide to film and TV production accounting, and business and legal.

In 2019 The Production Guild took over the running and upkeep of the website.

Best Practice Guide Governance Policy

The Best Practice Guide will be regularly updated by The Production Guild.

With Thanks

We would like to thank the following companies for their editorial input in the best practice guide:

Film Finances, Grant Thornton, Saffery Champness, Sargent- Disc, Robertson Taylor, RVB Currency, Wiggin