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Entertainment Industry Taxation Expert Mark C. Hutchison Joins Armanino as Partner

SAN RAMON, Calif., Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, announced today that it has welcomed Mark C. Hutchison as its newest tax partner. Hutchison joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience at the partner level in a range of tax solutions for service, production, distribution, finance and sales agent companies in the entertainment industry and for high net worth individuals. He also brings with him a team of five professionals with a combined 20 years of tax experience in the entertainment industry.

“Mark and his team are poised to make an immediate impact in our entertainment practice by further diversifying our client base. We are excited about the industry insights that he brings to the firm,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino. “Mark is a respected thought leader having been a regular contributor to the Film Finance Forum at several festivals including the Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival.”

Hutchison joins Armanino from Rothstein Kass, where he served as a tax partner. Previously he served in a variety of roles at KPMG, including 18 years as partner. A native of California, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from California State University, Northridge and received his Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. Hutchison is a member of the Motion Picture and Television Tax Institute and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and co-author of Film Financing and Television Programming: A Taxation Guide.

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP (www.armaninollp.com) is the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California and one of the largest in the United States. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business from start-up through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology; leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. Armanino extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited – one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division – AMF Media Group (www.amfmediagroup.com), a media and communications services agency. Its affiliates include Intersect Capital (www.intersectcapitalllc.com), an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm, and The Brenner Group (www.thebrennergroup.com), an Armanino company dedicated to interim CFO and permanent placement services and a comprehensive suite of specialized financial and management services.

Kyle McGuire, AMF Media Group 925.790.2788 / Kyle@amfmediagroup.com

Source: Armanino