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Entertainment Finance Conference

February 21

The Entertainment Finance Conference will be followed immediately by DEG’s NextUP: Marketing Symposium from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Luxe Hotel. EFC includes lunch, a cocktail party to follow NextUP, and the opportunity to earn up to six CPE credits.
For sponsorship opportunities for either meeting, please email Andi@degonline.org.

Agenda (as of 2-12-19)

11:00 AM – 11:05 AM Introduction and Welcome

Mary Collins, MFM President and CEO

11:05 AM – 11:55 AM
Finance Workforce of the Future: Impacts of the Digital Age
Speakers: Karlie Humphreys, Director Finance Effectiveness, PwC; Carrie Duarte, Workforce of the Future Leader, PwC

What are the impacts of the digital age on the finance workforce? This session will take a deeper look into the factors shaping the future workforce, the journey required to achieve a next-generation finance model, and 3-5 digital levers available in the market today to accelerate, optimize and automate your finance function.

Box Lunch

12:15 PM – 1:05 PM
Entertainment Business: How to Leverage New Technologies to Maximize Your Success
Speaker:  Tobias Queisser, Co-founder & CEO, Cinelytic

Cinelytic is a cloud-based platform that enables entertainment companies to digitize workflow and inform decision making to increase ROI while mitigating content risk. In this presentation, Co-founder and CEO Tobias Queisser sheds light on the macro/micro situation of the industry and how data/AI can help solve critical issues. He will take attendees through a live demonstration of Cinelytic’s system by running real-time financial scenarios showcasing the power of predictive analytics.

1:15 PM – 2:05 PM
The Future of Media
Speaker:  David Offenberg, Associate Professor of Entertainment Finance, Loyola Marymount University

If Netflix is the present, what is the future of media?  LMU’s David Offenberg, leverages the academic literature to make predictions about coming changes to the ways we will consume media.  Consolidation, bundling, and capital constraints could shape the next generation of media platforms as they have shaped other industries before.  The future of media may end up looking just like the past.


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Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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