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California entertainment tech company opens Tempe division

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A payroll and production service company for the entertainment industry is expanding into Tempe.

Entertainment Partners, which is based in Burbank, Calif., is opening a tech branch in Tempe located at 51 W. 3rd St. to house a team that will oversee the company’s “payroll, accounting and workflow management products,” according to the company’s official release.

“While they don’t give Oscars for best software engineer, it seems even Hollywood knows that Tempe is the place to come for top technology talent,” said Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell in a statement. “It makes sense that an innovative company like Entertainment Partners would open a technology office in Tempe. We welcome them to Tempe.”

The company was drawn to Tempe because of its quickly developing technology sector as well as a high quality of life and location on the West Coast.

The city and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council helped Entertainment Partners with its decision.

“Entertainment Partners’ forward-thinking, technology-based approach to managing back-end film and television production will enrich the region’s economy and provide new opportunities for our workforce,” said president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council Chris Camacho in the release. “Mayor Mitchell and his team have done a tremendous job of showcasing the city of Tempe as a place for innovative companies to expand and grow. Entertainment Partners joins a growing list of companies who have recognized this, and we welcome them to the Greater Phoenix region.”

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