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WEBINAR... Lunch and Learn Series


Topic: Legalities of Controversial Advertising

When: Tuesday, November 19
Time: 1:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Central

Speakers: Dan Kirkpatrick, Member and Seth Williams, Attorney at Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC

Overview: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth’s Dan Kirkpatrick and Seth Williams will host a conversation on issues related to controversial advertising in broadcast media. Dan and Seth will discuss many aspects of Federal and state regulations pertaining to advertising on potentially problematic subjects, including marijuana, tobacco (e-cigarettes), alcohol, and gambling.  They will address the possible pitfalls for stations airing advertising on these subjects, and ways to attempt to minimize potential legal exposure associated with these types of advertising. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion during and after the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Ability to identify the pitfalls of accepting problematic subjects for advertising
  • Understanding of the impact to an organization and how to minimize potential exposure.

CPE: 1 [Field of Study: BL; Level: O; Prerequisite: Familiarity with application of current accounting regulations for media business financial reporting.  Delivery: Group Live]

Cost: MFM Members - $50; MFM Corporate Members* - $0; Non-Members - $75

          [printable registration form]   


Topic: Accounting Update

When: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 1:00pm Eastern/12:00pm Central

Speakers: Samantha Tully, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY; and Brian Grant, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY 

Overview: The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2019-02 to align the accounting for film and episodic television series in response to changes in production and distribution models in the media and entertainment industry. With the adoption date for public entities quickly approaching, this webcast will explore the requirements of the new standard as well as key considerations for adoption. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Ability to identify new standards that will be implemented 
  • Understanding of the impact to an organization. 

CPE: 1 [Field of Study: AC; Level: U; Prerequisite: None  Delivery: Group Live]

Cost: MFM Members - $50; MFM Corporate Members* - $0; Non-Members - $75

    [Printable Registration Form]


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Questions? Call the MFM Office at 847-716-7000.  

*MFM Corporate members (as of October 1, 2019):  Beasley Media GroupBonneville,  Discovery, Gannett Company, Graham Holdings/Media Group, Gray Television, Turner/ WarnerMedia, Saga Communications, NBCUniversal, Nexstar Media Group, Meredith Corporation/Local Media Group, Sarkes Tarzian, Hearst Corporation/Television.  (All other members/companies are considered individual memberships.)   

 Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State Boards of Accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual course for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Complaint resolution policy: For further explanation or clarification regarding administrative policies such as cancellations and grievances, please call the MFM office at 847/716-7000. For further information regarding Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits, contact Mandy Aoieong, Administrative & Marketing Coordinator, at 847/716-7000 or [email protected]