Entertainment Partners Makes Acquisition

By Business Journal StaffThursday

Payroll and production services provider Entertainment Partners has acquired competitor Ease Entertainment Services, the companies announced Thursday.

Terms of the deal between Entertainment Partners, in Burbank, and Ease Entertainment, in Beverly Hills, were not disclosed.

With the acquisition, Entertainment Partners will create a new division, Movie Magic Scenechronize Technologies. It will combine Entertainment Partners’ budgeting and scheduling technology with Ease’s cloud-based software suite for managing production information.

Mike Rose, the chief executive of Ease Entertainment, will be president of the new division.

Entertainment Partners Chief Executive Mark Goldstein said the deal brings together two companies focused on improving and simplifying the processes used to coordinate film and television production.

Entertainment Partners was founded in the late 1970s and provides services such as payroll, budgeting, tax incentives and background actor casting. The company has 16 offices in the U.S., Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Ease, founded in 2008, also provides payroll and tax incentive services as well as cloud-based storage of production documents such as scripts, call sheets and location photos. It has nine offices in North America.


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