Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg to Headline CalCPA Education Foundation's 2010 Entertainment Industry Conference

Jun 09, 2010, 08:00 ET from CalCPA Education Foundation

Katzenberg to Spotlight the Motion Picture & Television Fund's Community, Healthcare and Support Programs

Experts to Address Tax, Legal, Financial Planning and Risk Management

LOS ANGELES, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, chairman of the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) Foundation, will speak at the 2010 Entertainment Industry Conference June 16 in Century City, the CalCPA Education Foundation announced today.

This is the 15th year the Education Foundation has conducted the conference, which attracts an audience of top CPAs, attorneys and advisers who serve the entertainment industry.

"We are honored to have Mr. Katzenberg address the 2010 Entertainment Industry Conference," said Conference Co-Chair Bradford S. Cohen, Esq., of Venable LLP in Los Angeles. "His work with the Motion Picture & Television Fund is inspiring and selfless. Our attendees are excited to hear about the good work the fund does for those in all roles in Hollywood — not just actors and producers, but all who work in the entertainment industry. "

"The 2010 Entertainment Industry Conference is a terrific opportunity for the MPTF to highlight the many programs and services it provides both to the clients of the conference attendees as well as to the professional advisers themselves," said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation.

Each year MPTF provides health care and social services to more than 60,000 film and television industry workers in all aspects of the industry. In fulfilling this mission, the MPTF is a vital resource for the professional advisers who are intricately involved in the professional and personal lives of their entertainment clients.

The conference is an annual gathering of leaders and experts who provide tax, financial planning, business management, legal, consulting and other advisory services to professionals in all segments of the Hollywood entertainment sector. Experts will tackle:

  • Production and talent tax issues — deductions, incentives and compensation
  • New media and impact on shifting revenue streams
  • Use of music in film, TV and new media
  • Love and divorce, Hollywood style — pre-/post-nuptial issues, valuation and more
  • Who's suing who — legal and contract issues
  • Ethics and risk management issues for business managers
  • Foreign tax issues

"The brightest minds in the entertainment industry come together for our conference to address important tax, financial, management, legal and compliance issues affecting professionals in film and television," said Conference Co-Chair Cheryl Calhoun, CPA, MBA with CBIZ MHM, LLC & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. in Los Angeles.

"This event is a forum for the exchange of ideas, best practices and updates to help CPAs, attorneys, and advisers maintain high standards of professional care when working with clients and employers in the entertainment industry."

For information about the conference, please visit

About the Education Foundation

The CalCPA Education Foundation is the nation's largest CPE provider associated with a state CPA society and offers more than 800 live courses, conferences and webcasts annually. Additionally, the Education Foundation provides online/self-study courses; customized, on-site education; and authoritative reference materials.

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