Gumbiner Savett Inc. has sponsored the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles for the past six years and shareholder, Shreedhar (Shree) Kothari, CPA, has served as a board member for the same amount of time. In these past six years the event has usually run during the end of tax busy season. Although the timing adds additional pressures to Shree’s job, he wouldn’t change a thing.
“The festival has been during this time of year since its inception 12 years ago,” says Shree, “so in the years I have been on the board, it has become part of my busy season schedule.” Shree also says that he has become more organized and prepared for the season due to his hectic schedule during this time of year. The festival itself begins on April 8th and runs through the 12th, 2015, at the ArcLight Hollywood Theater, ending three days before the April 15th tax deadline.
Gumbiner Savett has a long-time relationship with the entertainment industry, working with various clients including independent production entities, film and television studios, foreign entertainment companies, post production houses, independent record labels, and distributors, as well as agents, lawyers, artists, musicians, actors, producers, directors, screenwriters and authors.
“We are extremely supportive of all of our partners’ charitable efforts,” says Michael Savoy, GS Managing Director, “the fact that the festival comes at this time of year does not affect our commitment to pursuing something that impacts business, culture, and community.”
More About IFFLA – The 13th Annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) will take place April 8-12, 2015 at ArcLight Hollywood, the elegant, state-of-the-art facility at Sunset and Vine in Hollywood. IFFLA is a nonprofit organization devoted to fostering a greater appreciation of Indian cinema and culture by showcasing films, supporting emerging filmmakers, recognizing the leadership of entertainment industry performers and business executives, and promoting the diverse perspectives of the Indian diaspora.
Each year the festival features a rich mix of film programs designed to build and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry. This includes programming that cultivates an audience for Indian films while supporting filmmakers of Indian descent in career development as they navigate the larger studio system in Hollywood.
For a full line-up of the films participating in the festival: https://www.indianfilmfestival.org