Guy Finley, MESA

April 4, 2013 · Posted in Speakers 

Guy Finley145Guy Finley
Executive Director
Media & Entertainment Services Alliance

In his role as executive director of Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), Guy oversees MESA’s core offerings including events (2nd Screen Summit, Hollywood IT Summit, Academy on UltraViolet, Entertainment Supply Chain Academy, Entertainment Content Protection Summit Summit and Burbank Think Tank series), media (M&E Daily and 2nd Screen 2Day e-mail newsletters, M&E Journal), special interest groups and association management (2nd Screen Society, Content Delivery & Security Association, Hollywood IT Society).

Guy started his career in the entertainment industry as a successful performer and producer, making music with industry giants such as Phil Ramone, Elliott Scheiner, and Dave Grusin among others. His New York City based group was signed to Larry Rosen’s N2K Encoded Music, the first record company to distribute music via digital downloads. As acting manager, Guy personally negotiated their recording contract and concurrent publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the summit of his 10-year career in the music industry.

Guy joined the home entertainment industry in 2000 as President of LFA, Inc., providing home video brand and business consulting services for a worldwide clientele. His firm represented JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Ltd.) in North America licensing the loading and duplication of VHS videocassettes bearing the VHS Logo Trademark. In 2005 he joined IRMA, International Recording Media Association (now the Content Delivery & Security Association) where he oversaw global operations, pioneered the CDSA Daily News Portal and co-chaired the accountability sub-committee of the EPCglobal Item Level Tagging Public Policy Steering Committee.

In 2008 he founded the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) with Martin Porter and facilitates discussions about collaboration and innovation in the home entertainment industry along both physical and digital supply chains.

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