Tongal Partnership Helps Filmmakers Build and Safeguard Their Businesses through Incorporation

New York, NY (Marketwired - April 28, 2016)

Wolters Kluwer’s BizFilings Launches Partnership with Tongal

Wolters Kluwer’s BizFilings announced today the launch of its incorporation package deal exclusively for members of Tongal’s community of independent creatives and filmmakers.

Tongal is the platform of choice for brands, studios and creators to develop premium video content at scale. With more than 100,000 users, Tongal’s global community creates more crowdsourced video for brands than any other company, including successful marketing campaigns, digital advertising spots, TV commercials and social content for LEGO, Lenovo, Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi and more. Video projects created through the platform have resulted in several film screenings at Sundance Film Festival, as well as over $10.28 million in video creator earnings for 2015 alone.

"With our community of talented filmmakers having amassed more than one billion views globally from the videos they’ve made, it’s important that we provide resources for our members to incorporate their businesses," said James DeJulio, co-founder, president and chief creative officer at Tongal. "We are excited to work with BizFilings and offer solutions that help our community members build and protect their personal brands, hone their craft and continue to create world-class digital content."

"For a creative professional, you are your business, and your creativity is your company," said Jennifer Friedman, CMO of BizFilings. "But what many don’t realize is this is true in a legal context, too. Your personal assets could be at stake in the event of a lawsuit, and incorporation helps prevent this."

"In the filmmaking context, incorporation is important given the risks inherent in hiring contractors, using expensive and heavy equipment, and frequent travel," says Tongal community member Rebecca Kahn, founder of Pudu Productions who incorporated with BizFilings. "Plus, in this competitive field, incorporating has given us an edge — it’s taken us to the next level by positioning us to obtain things like insurance and outside investment."

For more information about the incorporation package deal for Tongal members, visit the Tongal Community; to sign up to become part of the Tongal community, go to: https://tongal.com/get-started. To learn more about incorporating with BizFilings, visit www.bizfilings.com

BizFilings helps small business owners form a corporation, an LLC, or other business structure quickly and efficiently online or by telephone. BizFilings also offers business filing and compliance products, such as registered agent services, to help businesses remain in compliance with regulations in various states and nationwide.

About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance

Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer which provides legal, finance, risk and compliance professionals and small business owners with a broad spectrum of solutions, services and expertise needed to help manage myriad governance, risk and compliance needs in dynamic markets and regulatory environments. The division's prominent brands include: AppOne®, AuthenticWeb™, Bankers Systems®, BizFilings®, Capital Changes, CASH Suite™, CT Corporation, CT Lien Solutions, Corsearch, ELM Solutions, Tymetrix® 360, Passport® and LegaVIEW®, and GainsKeeper®, OneSumX®, TyMetrix®, Uniform Forms™, VMP® Mortgage Solutions and Wiz®.

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2015 annual revenues of EUR 4.2 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

About Tongal

Tongal is bringing the world’s creative work to the world’s creative talent. Tongal is a crowdsourced studio, connecting a global community of more than 100,000 independent writers, directors and filmmakers with advertisers, brands, agencies and studios to produce original video content. With more than 1 billion views and 1,000 successful campaigns to date for iconic names like Anheuser-Busch, Procter & Gamble, LEGO, General Mills, Bacardi, NASA, Lionsgate and more, Tongal is the creative resource of choice for innovative businesses that want to scale video content to reach today’s audiences. Tongal’s creative community has produced TV commercials, digital advertising and other original content, delivering advertising and entertainment to screens around the world. Tongal is based in Santa Monica, CA.

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