Tim Tortora has spent his impressive career in the entertainment industry garnering extensive financial and producing experience before releasing his second book “An Effective Guide To Build Your Path In The Film And TV Industry.” His latest book and companion Community guides aspiring filmmakers through the black box that is building a durable network in film and TV production.
Prior to starting Full Force Financial, Tim served as a Film & Television Executive at a series of studios, including significant tenures at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Mandalay, and the Walt Disney Company. This management experience has enabled Tim to have a real-world understanding of the day-to-day needs of Film & TV Production in the entertainment industry.
During his career, Tim has served as Executive in Charge of Production and Finance for Oprah Winfrey’s feature film & TV production arm, Harpo Films, in charge of all aspects of production on such films as “Tuesdays With Morrie” (Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria), “Amy & Isabelle” (Elisabeth Shue), “The Wedding” (Halle Berry), and “Before Women Had Wings” (Ellen Barkin).
He was in charge of worldwide film and TV production for Milk & Honey Pictures, headquartered in Los Angeles and Prague. Tim was a unit production manager on the feature film “Jackass The Movie.” Additional credits include: “Project Imagination” short-form project, the Peabody Awards, “Fear The Walking Dead,” interstitials, and feature films “This Is It,” “For Right or Wrong” and “The Perfect Game (aka The 3rd Miracle).”
As a natural innovator with an innate entrepreneurial spirit, Tim built a distribution business for a globally recognized independent film franchise. He once spent his summer vacation, writing code for and developing cost reporting software during his time at Disney, that the studio was so desperate for, they bought it from him on the spot and immediately implemented the tool into their production accounting pipeline.
In his early career days, Tim garnered television management experience on such well-known TV series of “Home Improvement” and “Ellen,” working as a production accountant for Walt Disney, TriStar Pictures, NBC, ABC and CBS. During his time on the Sony Pictures marketing team via McCann-Erickson, Tim worked on domestic theatrical strategic planning for such media campaigns as “Terminator II: Judgment Day,” “The Doors,” “Total Recall,” “Bugsy,” “Basic Instinct,” “Fisher King,” “Lord of the Flies,” and “Boyz in the Hood,” to name just a few.
Tim’s experience as an Executive merged last year with his drive for innovation to always improve the production accounting process and provide long-lasting solutions. This motivated him and his team to launch the F3 System™ in Fall 2017 — the production industry’s first, end-to-end, cloud-based, proprietary remote production accounting system – which is revolutionizing the accounting process, as the entertainment industry has known it to date.
Tim now oversees day-to-day management of the Outsourced CFO service, Full Force Financial, where he and his firm deliver a done-for-you suite of back-end financial processing and financial forecasting for content creators.