Two Books Authored by GHJ Leaders Make BookAuthority’s “Best Movie Industry eBooks of All Time” List

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 6, 2021) – GHJ, a leading accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce two books GHJ entertainment experts contributed to are ranked, “Best Movie Industry eBooks of All Time” by BookAuthority.

GHJ Partner and Profit Participation and Entertainment and Media Practice Leader Ilan Haimoff contributed a chapter to The Movie Business Book (Fourth Edition), ranked ninth on the list. The book inspired GHJ’s Movie Business Podcast Series with Haimoff and editor Jason E. Squire. In the series, Haimoff and Squire interview professional about the state of the film and television business.

GHJ Partner Steven Sills, Principal Peter Klass and Manager Tracy Liang are co-authors and contributors of The Movie Money Book (Third Edition), which is ranked 11th on the list.

“It is a great achievement to have both books recognized on the Best of All Time list,” GHJ Managing Partner Tom Barry said. “All parties involved are thought leaders in their own right. I am thrilled for their success.

As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc., BookAuthority identifies and ranks the best books in the world based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts. It is the world’s leading site for book recommendations, using dozens of different signals for its ranking, including public mentions on social media, user ratings, popularity and sales history.


Ranking ninth on the list, The Movie Business Book (Fourth Edition) taps experts in an industry experiencing major disruptions. The book serves as a comprehensive sourcebook about process, covering everything from online micro-budget movies to blockbusters. It discusses movie financing, producing, marketing and distributing, including business models, deal making, release windows, revenue streams, studio accounting, DIY online self-distribution and more.

“I was excited about the opportunity to contribute a chapter to this amazing book,” Haimoff said. “It is an honor to be recognized among other industry experts and to have contributed to a work so important to the entertainment industry.”


Eleventh on the list, The Movie Money Book (Third Edition) explains the film industry’s unique and creative accounting practices. Oftentimes studio or distributor accountants and lawyers rule how a film’s profits are dispersed. The book examines a film’s various revenue-generating and revenue-consuming components. It provides an in-depth coverage of the various aspects of profit participation, its terminology and accounting and deal practices. There are chapters related to audits, claims, and negotiating tips and tricks.

“It was a wonderful experience to collaborate with such great talent on this project,” Sills said. “Working alongside Peter and Tracy was a great experience, and we are thrilled with how it turned out. You never know — there may be a fourth edition in the future.”

About GHJ

GHJ is an accounting and advisory firm that specializes in nonprofit, food and beverage, entertainment and media and health and wellness companies. Previous recipient of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Employee Champion For Life Work Harmony Award and named a “Best Places to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal eight times since 2008, GHJ is passionate about helping clients and its people #BeMore by focusing on building thriving businesses and creating a better future.

GHJ works as a business advocate for its clients — providing personalized service and building long-term relationships to help position our clients for growth. Through its affiliation with HLB International, a global network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers, GHJ is able to partner with other top firms across major cities throughout the U.S. and the world. GHJ’s audit, tax and advisory teams leverage the HLB network to better serve its clients and give clients access to member firms in over 158 countries across the globe and over 775 offices worldwide.

Also ranked as a top-20 largest accounting firm on the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists, GHJ has 15 partners and more than 160 staff members that serve over 3,000 clients. GHJ is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC), the California Society of CPAs and the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofit).