Atlanta-based company Production Accounting and Crew Services (PACS) International is on a mission to fill the need for exceptional accounting services in the film and television industries, particularly in the state of Georgia. One way that the agency is accomplishing this mission is by educating Atlanta’s entertainment community about the vital need for production accounting services.
PACS International CEO Cheryl Jenkins regularly shares her production accounting expertise at a number of events around the city. On March 21st, she led a workshop on the Anatomy of a Budget as part of the Atlanta Film Festival’s CINformation series. Class participants looked at a film budget from a union/studio perspective and learned how the numbers are derived.
On March 2nd, Cheryl also led an Introduction to Film & Television Accounting workshop in partnership with Atlanta Film Festival 365 and Women in Film and Television in Atlanta (WIFTA). The purpose of the workshop was to educate the public about career opportunities in production accounting in the film and television industries as well as to begin to cultivate local talent.
Lisa Annitti is the Production Accountant on the hit ABC show Revenge. She flew in from LA to co- teach the course with Cheryl Jenkins. From these expert production accountants, students learned about the daily responsibilities of production accountants as well as the importance of their role in the production process. More than 50 attendees received hands-on training in processing routine paperwork for the accounting department. One of the attendees, Kiera Sill, commented; “I gained [a] valuable understanding regarding accounting in the Film and Television industry. I greatly appreciate that PACS offered their knowledge in this growing Atlanta field.”
In addition to the workshops, she has shared her production accounting expertise at a number of events around the city. Along with Lee Thomas and several other Atlanta experts, Cheryl spoke at SCAD’s aTVfest’s Georgia Entertainment and Tax Incentive Panel. In addition to speaking to a senior seminar at Emory University’s Goizueta Business, she has also lent her expertise at events held at Georgia State University and Atlanta Technical College.
With each speaking engagement and workshop, Cheryl Jenkins is fulfilling her commitment to growing the production accounting industry in Georgia. Through educational training and the services offered by PACS International, she is providing a valuable resource that will strengthen the state’s film and television industries.