Margaret Capossela


Managing Partner

Area of Expertise: Business Services, Financial Management

Margaret has spent her entire career serving in the back offices of TV Commercial and Film Production companies. In 2012, she partnered with Nancy Novokmet of NEED Financial Svcs and they formed NEED New York LLC, a certified women-owned outsourced accounting services solution in the Media space, where she has been the Managing Partner since inception. Since then, the company of 12 has grown into a 50-person establishment with five Partners. Her focus is on Client Relations, New Business, and a wide variety of business affairs. Prior to NEED, Margaret was CFO of Epoch Media Group for over 20 years.

A native New Yorker, Margaret graduated from City University of New York (CUNY) Baruch College with a BS in Arts Administration.  She has served on the AICP East Board as an Associate member for four terms and is currently completing her first term on the National Board. She has been a member of several AICP sub-committees, including the Town Hall and Women’s Forum.

In addition to her company, Margaret has helped work/raise funds for assorted independent film projects and looks forward to continuing to support the arts in general.

Outside of her business, she is a member of CHIEF, a national networking group dedicated exclusively to advancing women in leadership positions, and the Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF), an organization focused on connecting people and businesses globally as well as informing members of geo-political issues. In addition, for over 15 years she has been very much involved in the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ advocacy group and lobbying organization in the US. Lastly, she is ardent follower of the stock market, loves golf and is an avid LPGA fan.

If you are interested in learning more of the business side of production, she’s your mentor!