Vicken leads HCVT’s Entertainment and Media practice. Vicken has over 30 years of experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to closely held entities and high net worth individuals. He serves the full spectrum of the entertainment industry including providing strategic tax consulting to motion picture production companies, film finance companies, scripted and unscripted TV production, distribution companies, and foreign investors in U.S. companies. He addresses industry related complex issues such as film ownership, film basis amortization, deferred revenue, state tax credit monetization and treatment, state filing requirements including Neilson ratings report, network advanced funding treatment, participation tax treatment, and complex waterfall arrangements. Vicken has extensive experience providing tax consulting and compliance services to private equity portfolio companies across numerous industry sectors.
Vicken began his career at Arthur Andersen where he was admitted into the partnership in 1998. In 2005, Vicken joined HCVT to help establish the firm’s Pasadena office. Vicken is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.
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