RSM India

Media, Entertainment and Leisure

Our service offerings for the Media, entertainment and leisure industry

The Indian media and entertainment (M&E) industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. Its various segments viz. film, television, advertising, online and print media and music among others have witnessed tremendous growth in the last few years.

The media and entertainment industry in India is further expected to grow steadily over the next five years. The industry revenues are likely to exceed US$ 32.7 bn by 2019 from US$ 17.0 billion in 2014, growing at compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0 per cent between 2015 and 2020. With a majority of the population below the age of 35, and increasing disposable income in the Indian households, the average spend on media and entertainment industry is likely to substantially grow in India.

With the growing popularity of Indian content in the world market in general and South Asia in particular, the Indian entertainment industry players are venturing abroad to tap this booming segment. Consequently, many Indian domestic players have set up distribution arms overseas and entered into joint ventures with leading international media & entertainment conglomerates. Apart from films, other entertainment content areas like music and television also have a huge potential international market. The total value of Indian media and entertainment content sold overseas is expected to grow by over 20% every year.

The ever expanding innovations and the entry of new mediums, pose lots of opportunities and challenges for the industry. Further, corporatization and rapid technological developments have now partnered with the creative and artistic minds to bring about disciplined approach and professionalism in this industry. In addition, the ever changing laws and regulations are playing a vital role in protecting and safeguarding interests of this industry.

Leisure is currently one of the most exciting sectors in India. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), India is recognised as the fastest emerging market leader fostering hospitality, entertainment and the leisure industry. India is attracting tourists as well as businessmen to invest in the lucrative hospitality, entertainment and the leisure industry. With a population of over 1 billion, about 30% of which is under 20, and economic growth set to continue at over 6% per annum, the number of consumers can only increase.

The sector is developing throughout India but the major projects are planned in the metropolitan cities, their suburbs and other major cities in Western and Northern India. Interest in the leisure business is not limited to entrepreneurs. Consultants are beginning to focus on business prospects in the leisure industry.

RSM has created a unique niche with focus on all important segments in this industry. With its deep knowledge, continuous research and focus on this industry, we are in a position to provide practical, result oriented bouquet of services to organization in these industries.

How we can help

We provide professional services to following major segments:

  • Television channels
  • Content producers for television channels
  • Films production, distribution and exhibition
  • Events and live concerts
  • Music
  • Advertising and creative media
  • Print media
  • Internet content media

Some of our unique services include:

  • Strategies for inbound and outbound investments for corporates to help achieve global reach and competitiveness
  • Corporate structuring and tax advisory services for global entertainment events, concerts, etc. held in various parts of the world
  • Designing and setting up enterprise wide Standard Operating Processes (SOPs) and systems for uniform working
  • Internal, concurrent and special audits to ensure improved efficiency, internal processes and controls, compliances, etc.
  • Concurrent audits of specific events, shooting schedules, etc.
  • Assistance in legal documentation and business agreements for various commercial and legal transactions

Advantage RSM:

  • RSM in India is consistently ranked amongst India’s top six accounting and consulting groups and globally RSM is the seventh largest audit, tax and consulting network
  • Extensive experience in advisory, taxation and accounting matters across functions and countries
  • Multi-disciplinary team of professionals comprising of Chartered Accountants, Management Graduates, Engineers, Company Secretaries, CISA / DISA, Cost Accountants and Law graduates

 

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Newsflash Income Tax Rate of depreciation brought down to 40 percent for all assessees

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Newsflash - Revised ICDS notified-Applicable from AY 2017-18 onwards

12 October 2016
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Newsflash - Electronic filing of MVAT Return in new automation processes and changes in procedures

30 August 2016
On 25th February 2016 the Maharashtra Sales Tax Department (hereinafter referred to as "MSTD") had issued Trade Circular No 7 T of 2016 which explains the new automation process of filing of returns for the periods from April 2016.

Newsflash - Stand-by arrangement for issuance of e-CST declarations in State of Maharashtra

30 August 2016
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Newsflash - Fourth set of clarifications on the Income Declaration Scheme 2016

22 August 2016
The Income Declaration Scheme, 2016 came into effect on 1st June, 2016. So far the Central Board of Direct Taxes has issued three sets of FAQs vide Circular Nos. 17, 24, 25 & 27 of 2016. In order to address further queries received from the public relating to the Scheme, CBDT has further issued fourth set of clarifications on 18 August 2016.

Newsflash – FAQs on Goods and Services Tax

9 August 2016
The newsflash summarises certain frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) law.

White Paper "The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme, 2016- An opportunity to resolve pending litigation"

8 August 2016
Rising tax dispute has been a matter of serious concern for taxpayers. The Direct Tax Dispute Resolution Scheme (‘the Scheme’) which has  been introduced as a part of the Finance Act, 2016 provides an opportunity to taxpayers to settle their pending tax disputes at the level of the First Appellate Authority i.e.

Transfer Pricing Regulations in India – In harmony with the world

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