Isla MacGillivray

Director, London

Isla MacGillivray

Isla has worked exclusively within the creative industry sector for the past four years. She provides specialist financial, accounting, audit and taxation advice to a range of clients in the sector.

Isla’s clients include film & TV companies including UK and US studios and UK independent production companies, as well as UK video game development companies and multinational publishers.

Key experience

  • Advising film, television and video games producers on how to access UK creative industry tax incentives.
  • Advising on British cultural test qualification and attaining co-production status for films, TV programmes and video games.
  • Advising on multi-territorial production structures and financing arrangements.
    Evaluating budgeted production expenditure for qualification of tax relief.
  • Providing opinion letters for financiers.
    Assisting clients with corporate reporting, audit and statutory compliance.


Isla qualified as a chartered accountant in 2015 and joined Saffery Champness the same year. She has worked in the media and creative sectors since 2012.