Fred Siegel is an indie film, tax, and business consultant and the founder of Fred Siegel, Cpa, specializing in key tax and business issues for producers and dealing with the business of film. Fred has worked for over twenty years with independent filmmakers and their development and production companies, film financing companies, film funds, and other film industry companies and creative professionals. He has worked extensively on numerous independent films, including the award-winning “Winters Bone” and “Boys Don’t Cry,” and with a number of highly acclaimed, well-established filmmakers such as Christine Vachon (Killer Films), Debra Granik (Winters Bone), Paul Mezey (Beasts of the Southern Wild), as well as filmmakers in the earlier stages of their careers.
Fred is a former jazz musician and an entrepreneur, those experiences infusing his professional work today with an independent spirit and artistic bent and an appreciation and understanding of both the life of an artist/producer and the world of business. He is a graduate of Columbia University (Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) and attended the NYU Graduate School of Business (taxation; accounting). Prior to founding Fred Siegel, Cpa (1997), Fred worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) and a smaller NYC firm focused on the entertainment industry.