Tim Tortora

Tim is currently the founder of ASA Finance, a financial services firm specializing in Outsource CFO services for the entertainment industry. Prior to founding ASA, Tim was CFO of Benji Returns Distribution, a film production and distribution company that independently produced and distributed Benji Off the Leash in 900 theatres domestically generating more than $4.2MM in box office revenue. Prior to that Tim was in charge of worldwide production for ASA Management’s production services partner Milk & Honey Pictures, headquartered in Los Angeles and Prague with offices and affiliates in Mexico, Italy, Canada, South Africa, England, Spain, Russia and Italy. Recently Tim was Executive In Charge Of Production for Oprah Winfrey’s film production arm – Harpo Films. As head of production, he was in charge of all aspects of production from deal execution through delivery with an emphasis on financial/logistical execution on such films as Tuesdays With Morrie (Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria), Amy & Isabelle (Elisabeth Shue), The Wedding (Halle Berry) & Before Women Had Wings (Ellen Barkin). Prior to running production at Harpo, Tim was a production accountant for such projects as “Home Improvement,” “Ellen,” “The Fan” and “Metro.” During his tenure as a member of the production accounting team he was in charge of tracking, estimating and managing $1 – $85 million production budgets for Walt Disney, TriStar Pictures, NBC, ABC and CBS. Also, he has extensive experience as a Media Supervisor assigned to the Sony Pictures marketing team. During his tenure at McCann- Erickson on the Sony business, Tim was in charge of domestic theatrical strategic planning for such media campaigns as “Terminator II: Judgment Day,” “The Doors,” “Total Recall,” “Bugsy” and “Basic Instinct.” Tim started his career as a recording engineer at a post production facility making feature and record projects.