FEI ForwardThinking Q4: Why Media Finance Matters More Than Ever

Earn Up To 3 CPE Credits

For finance leaders in the media, news and entertainment industries, digital transformation has altered traditional business models. Disruptions in politics, public policy, and consumer habits along with ever-changing digital platforms, have forced many to pivot. Media financial executives are tasked with trying to survive in an industry beset with risks, and also making their organizations financially viable for years to come.

The Financial Education & Research Foundation (FERF), in cooperation with Robert Half | Protiviti, will hold live, in-depth Q&A discussions with three leaders that will offer insight on how they have managed their organizations through these unprecedented times.

Complimentary for FEI members, register now for the full series or for individual sessions.

Session 1: Digitization and How to Finance the News
October 15 2021| 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern
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Like many news and publishing houses, Guardian News & Media faced unsustainable annual losses as a result of the pandemic. Join the conversation with Regina Buckley, Chief Operating Officer, President and Former Chief Financial Officer, to learn about how amongst many challenges faced by the publishing industry (primarily digitization), she pivoted and adapted to keep their business models afloat.
Regina Buckley | Chief Operating Officer, President, US and Former Chief Financial Officer | The Guardian News & Media


Session 2: The Rise of the Streaming Culture and The Art of the COVID Pivot
November 29, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern
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Government mandated stay-at-home orders significantly contributed to the growth of the streaming culture. The quarantine mandates also resulted in a mass shutdown of content productions. For media and entertainment companies that rely on production revenues, the impact was grave. Join us as we speak with Viacom EVP, Controller and CAO Katherine Gill-Charest about their transfer of non-core assets to support the growth of streaming, and how they dealt with production halts.

Katherine Gill-Charest | Executive Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer | ViacomCBS

Session 3: How Finance Can Keep Live Entertainment Alive  
December 6 2021| 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
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At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, government-mandated shutdowns placed live, cultural activity companies in jeopardy. Dance crews and entertainment studios known for being creative in their mediums turned to financial teams for their creative, sustainable solutions. Brian Parisi, Chief Financial Officer at Break the Floor, the nation’s prominent live entertainment company will share how live entertainment companies landed during the pandemic, and where they go from here.  

Brian Parisi | Chief Financial Officer | Break the Floor Productions


Robert Half & Protiviti

3.00 CPE




Specialized Knowledge, Technical



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