For the past decade, the motion picture industry has been heavily scrutinized for its questionable accounting practices. This paper reviews these practices and shows how motion picture companies have manipulated accounting numbers to further their financial interests. The paper also discusses several proposed reforms to restore the public's faith in the financial assessment of motion picture companies.
Simmons, Lisa, "Giving Credits where Credits are due: Revising the Script on Hollywood's Books" (1997). Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects. Paper 46.