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Naysaw Naji, Hesham El-Nahhas, Ali Javid, David Reynolds
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TakeOne is a US cloud computing company headquartered in New York City. TakeOne sells software as a service for the entertainment industry.

Entertainment Market[edit]

The production and distribution of motion pictures in the United States contributed $134B:[1] to the US economy in 2016.

  • 2.1 million jobs with $139B in wages were generated in 2016[2]
  • 400,000 businesses were involved in motion pictures with $49 billion in payments in 2016[3]

Typical Motion Picture Breakdown[edit]

In 2014, when the 'Guardians of Peace' hacked Sony Pictures[4], they released confidential information on how a movie budget breaks down. The Annie had the following breakdown[5]:

Total Production Costs for Annie: $66.3M[edit]

Above the Line Costs: $32.8M[edit]

  • Cast: $17.2M
  • Rights and writers: $8.3M
  • Producers: $2.8M
  • Directors: $2.7M
  • Travel and Living: $0.6M

Below the Line Costs: $44.9M[edit]

  • Production costs: $34.4M
  • Post-Production Costs: $9.7M
  • Other: $0.8M

TakeOne Services[edit]

TakeOne's software as a service provides the following functionality[6] to the entertainment industry to facilitate motion pictures:

  • Contact Management
  • Digital Onboarding
  • Deal Memos
  • Time Sheets
  • Invoices
  • Production File Sharing
  • 1099 Payments
  • W2 Payroll
  • Workers Compensation
  • State \ Federal HR Compliance
  • Production Level Spend Reporting
  • Company Level Spending & Cashflow Reporting

Competitive Industry Offerings[edit]

The entertainment payroll industry has a number of service providers including[7]


Naysawn Naji, David Reynolds, Ali Javid, and Hesham El-Nahhas, were previously employees of Arcus[8], Body Labs[9], and Greenslate[10]. In 2018, they launched TakeOne.

External Links[edit]


  1. "Motion Picture Association of America" (PDF).
  2. "Motion Picture Association of America" (PDF).
  3. "Motion Picture Association of America" (PDF).
  4. "The Sony Pictures hack, explained". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  5. "Hollywood Reporter".
  6. "TakeOne Website". www.takeone.io. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  7. "SAG-AFTRA Industry Listing". www.sagaftra.org. Retrieved 2018-07-17.
  8. "Crunchbase". www.crunchbase.com. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  9. "Body Labs | Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  10. "Zoom Info". ZoomInfo. Retrieved 2018-07-16.

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