James Carville to keynote Media Finance Focus 2019

Prolific political consultant to speak at MFM & BCCA’s 59th Annual Conference
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Northfield, IL. – March 5, 2019 – James Carville, notable political consultant, and New Orleans resident, will be the opening keynote speaker for Media Finance Focus 2019, the 59th annual conference for the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, the media industry’s credit association. The conference, themed “Big Ideas in the Big Easy,” is a must-attend for all media and entertainment finance professionals. It will be held May 20-22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA.

Carville has guided the winning political campaigns of local, state and national candidates since 1986 when he began an unprecedented winning streak that included the winning presidential campaign of William Jefferson Clinton in 1992. His prolific career, along with that of George Stephanopoulos, was the focus of the feature-length Academy Award-nominated documentary “War Room.” In addition to political consulting, Carville is an author and a regular contributor on television and radio.

“We are extremely pleased to have Louisiana native James Carville join us to open our 59th annual conference in the Big Easy,” said Mary M. Collins, president, and CEO of MFM and BCCA. “Carville is the epitome of ‘big ideas’; we expect his keynote to be particularly relevant and inspirational for our conference attendees.”

Ralph Bender, CFO, Manship Media will Chair Media Finance Focus, the 59Annual conference and taking on Co-Chair responsibilities for the conference will be Melissa Mitchell, corporate controller Bonneville International.

About Media Finance Focus 2019

Media Finance Focus 2019 will feature presentations from more than 150 industry experts, who will provide timely information on topics relevant to media industry finance professionals, including accounting, economic projections, valuations, M&A, taxes, human resources, regulatory and technological developments, and internal audit. BCCA, the media industry’s credit association, will provide a full track of sessions designed to meet the needs of today’s credit and collections professionals. The event will also offer formal and informal networking activities to foster idea-sharing and will host an exhibit hall featuring the latest in products and services for addressing the industry’s financial management and credit and collections requirements. Registered participants can earn 20 or more CPE credits. Information and a current draft of the agenda can be found on the conference website – https://www.mediafinancefocus.org.

About MFM and BCCA:

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) is the premier resource for financial professionals for media industry education, networking, and information sharing throughout the U.S. and Canada. More information about MFM is available on its Web site: https://www.mediafinance.org and via its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Its BCCA subsidiary serves as the media industry’s credit association. BCCA’s revenue management services encompass a variety of credit reports on national and local media advertisers and agencies, including Media Whys, a credit report for media businesses which offers a credit score based on industry-specific aging combined with trade data from Experian or D+B. More information about BCCA is available at https://www.mediafinancefocus.org as well as its updates on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.



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