Guy Finley, MESA

August 30, 2011 · Posted in Speaker Bios 

Guy Finley
Executive Director
Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA)

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. He joined the home entertainment industry 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. He became the director of operations for CDSA (then IRMA, International Recording Media Association) in 2005 where he pioneered the Daily News Portal, co-chaired the accountability sub-committee of EPCglobal Item Level Tagging Public Policy Steering Committee and helped form the Plastic DVD Packaging Standards Committee (authoring the standard used to certify packaging plants around the world).

In 2008 he helped found MESA with Martin Porter and Devendra Mishra. MESA supports service providers in building efficiencies in the creation, production and distribution of physical and digital media and entertainment. As co-producer of many conferences and meetings, including the acclaimed Entertainment Supply Chain Academy (ESCA) series, Burbank Think Tank, GameSupply, Hollywood IT Summit, Entertainment Content Protection Summit and Blu-Con, its mission is to foster end-to-end collaboration among entertainment service providers, their customers and trading partners.  MESA also manages other trade organizations including the Content Delivery & Storage Association, DiscMail Direct Coalition and Hollywood IT Society.

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