The Future is Now – Media Outlook 2021: Progress, Profit, People

Seminar sponsored by The Siegfried Group 

Overview: 2021 promises continued uncertainty for all businesses. What media companies can count on is continued innovation and technological advances, ongoing economic pressures, and the need to continue professional development for their workforce. MFM has assembled a group of expert speakers in each of these areas to share their vision of how uncertainty, regulation, and new ways of working will affect media companies in 2021 and beyond.


  • Tuesday, October 20 – 1:00PM EST to 3:00PM EST
  • Wednesday, October 21 – 1:00PM EST to 3:00PM EST

Location: Virtual (Zoom Meeting)

CPE: Up to 4 Units (specific details available soon)


  • MFM member - FREE
  • MFM corporate member - FREE
  • Never Member - $250 includes one-year trial membership

Preliminary Schedule:

October 20
Topic: Industry Trends...future-focused

1:00PM E - 1:50PM E
Overview: Schilowitz has carved out a unique role for himself in the motion picture and entertainment industry. Prior to joining Paramount, he was the Futurist at 20th Century Fox, where he worked on the evolving art, science and technology of advanced interactive visual storytelling. Known for his work in both virtual and mixed reality, Schilowitz has consulted worldwide consulted worldwide for the movie, TV, interactive, and gaming industries. 
Ted Schilowitz, Paramount Futurist

1:50PM E - 2:00PM E

2:00PM E - 3:00PM E
Overview: Goss has spent the last 35 years, of his 45-year investment industry career, focused on the media and entertainment industries. A sought-after speaker, his comments appear in local, regional, and national print and electronic media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, The Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, CNBC, Bloomberg, and many others. 

Speaker: Jim Goss, CFA, Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst, Barrington Research Associates

October 21
1:00PM E - 1:50PM E 
Topic: Your Future is Now! How to Grow Your Individual Leadership to Achieve Your Personal & Professional Goals – Part 1
Overview: Brooks is a Leadership Advisor who works to create compelling relationships with senior financial executives. Her mission is to help them become more successful leaders in their organizations.
Speaker: Lori Mahoney Brooks, Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP

1:50PM E - 2:00PM E

2:00PM E - 3:00PM E
Topic: Part 2 – Moderated discussion groups – Individual and Workforce Leadership
Overview: Moderated discussion groups for issues including: ways to ensure professional development opportunities in work-at-home environment; plans for returning to office environment; hybrid workforce; COVID-19-related benefits considerations; and more.
Leaders: John Sanders, Principal, Bond and Pecaro;  Lori Mahoney Brooks, Director, The Siegfried Group, LLP; and Katherine Barnett, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Hearst Television          

Note: This is a working schedule and is subject to change. 

CPE: Participants registered for the seminar will be eligible to receive up to four (4) CPE credits toward their certified public accounting (CPA) license. 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. 

About seminar sponsor...The Siegfried Group: The Siegfried Group is a leading, national CPA firm that helps financial executives with Effective Leadership and Successful Execution. Siegfried provides Leadership Advisory and Talent Delivery services - allowing financial executives to better enhance clarity, prioritization and innovation while matching those leaders with the high-potential financial talent needed to execute initiatives.