AICPA Entertainment Industry Online Conference in partnership with CalCPA
Dec. 13–Dec. 13, 2019
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Conference details

The AICPA Entertainment Industry Online Conference in partnership with CalCPA will provide attendees with insights and practical advice for handling entertainment business issues. Learn about areas of opportunity and concern in the current environment, as well as get up to speed on trending topics and the future of the industry.


12:30pm-4:30pm ET

Conference Sessions:

  • Dealing with Influencers and Their Income Streams—How Traditional Entertainers Are Tapping In
  • Business Models and Deals in the e-sports Industry
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Fraud in the Entertainment Industry

Who’s going?

Professionals who work in or have clients in the entertainment or sports industry:

  • CPAs
  • Tax and Financial Planning Professionals
  • Business Managers & Attorneys
  • Industry CEOs, CFOs and Controllers

Get the most out of the conference

Here are ways you can maximize your conference experience.

  • Expand your network. Engage with the speakers and fellow attendees.
  • Refresh what you learned. Re-watch recorded sessions of the conference starting 4-6 weeks after the event
  • Build your itinerary in advance! Select which sessions you’d like to attend, and add them to your personal agenda for easy access the day of the event.
  • Don’t forget your notes. After every session, the notes you take online will be automatically sent to you.
  • Dig deep. Ask questions.
Register today

A variety of simple tools are available to facilitate and encourage networking.

Interaction with the presenters

  • Submit your questions live to on-site presenters and panels
  • Participate in real-time session polling

Live chat

  • Chat in an open forum with other online attendees
  • Send private messages within the interface to build your network
Attendance options
AICPA Entertainment Industry Online Conference in partnership with CalCPA
Dec 13-Dec 13, 2019

Online: When travel isnít your preference
Sessions will be streamed live, in real time, direct to your computer or mobile device. Youíll have access to audio and video sessions, remote networking through polls and chat rooms, and handouts and slides, just as if you were there on-site. (4 CPE credits).

Full Registration Rate
AICPA member: $325.00
Nonmember: $475.00

FRIDAY, December 13
12:30 - 12:35 PM ET

Welcome and Introduction

12:35 - 1:25 PM ET

General Session

Dealing with Influencers and Their Income Streams
Field(s) of Study: Specialized Knowledge
CPE: 1

Speaker: Richard Thompson, JD, Partner, Goodman Schenkman & Brecheen

Join us for a discussion around dealing with influencers and their income streams - how traditional entertainers are tapping in. This session will include a discussion around trends with brands and influences, brands with successful strategies, the future of influencer deals, equity deals and advising clients, and complying with laws and regulations about endorsements.

Learning objectives:

  • Provide information around dealing with influencers and their income streams that can be put into practice

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

1:30 - 2:20 PM ET

General Session

Business Models and Deals in the e-sports industry
Field(s) of Study: Business Management & Organization
CPE: 1

Speakers: Roger Quiles, ESQ, Founding Partner, Quiles Law;
Michael Reilly, Founder & CEO, ENDEMIC;
Eric Tam, JD, Sr. Business Development Manager, Twitch

What is esports? This session will cover how the industry works, the main players, opportunities in the eSports space including current and next wave investments, and deal structures (joint ventures and purchase agreements).

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the various business models and structures typical to the esports industry
  • To have attendees come away from the presentation with basic understanding of the business of esports

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

2:20 - 2:50 PM ET


2:50 - 3:40 PM ET

General Session

Artificial Intelligence
Field(s) of Study: Business Management & Organization
CPE: 1

Speakers: Brad Cohen, JD, LL.M, Partner, Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP;
Megan Jones, JD, LL.M, Attorney, Withers Bergmann LLP

Everything you need to know about Artificial Intelligence including definition, real world examples, legal concepts, taxation, protection and more.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how to analyze different types of artificial intelligence and how related income should be taxed
  • Discuss the income, estate and gift taxation of AI

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

3:40 - 4:30 PM ET

General Session

Fraud in the Entertainment Industry
Field(s) of Study: Business Management & Organization
CPE: 1

Speakers: Rudy Bustamante, Assistant Vice President, HUB International;
Anthony Davenport, President and CEO, Regal Credit Management;
Ilan Haimoff, CPA, CFF, Partner, Green Hasson Hanks;
Kimberly Pease, CISSP, Co-founder & Vice President, Citadel Information Group, Inc.

This session will cover current trends in fraud risks as well as how companies and individual respond to mitigate fraud risks. Expert panelists will provide case studies as well as well as practical tips and ideas.

Learning objectives:

  • Overview of potential fraud risks in current times
  • Understand ways to secure your business and its information with people, processes and technology
  • Proper methods of protecting your credit from identity theft
  • To empower insured's with a braoder way of thinking about their Cyber risk(s)

Prerequisite: None

Advanced prep: None

More details

Tax and PFP Section Members Save an Additional $25

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Create learning retreats for your team!

Groups 2-9 can receive significant saving when registering one conference. Please contact conference group sales at: groupconference@aicpa-cima.com or call 800.634.6780, Option 2.

Attending Online is easy! Check the System Requirements below and install Adobe Flash if you haven't already, then visit this demo page once you're ready to check for compatibility.

NOTE: For sessions that are audio-only, you use the same player and have the experience as the above demo page, but there will be a static image in place of the video stream.

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  • Supported Browsers: Internet Explorer 8 or Higher, Firefox, Chrome, Safari
  • Computer with Speakers / Headset
  • High speed internet connection


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Ratings and reviews
AICPA Entertainment Industry Online Conference in partnership with CalCPA (Online Conference)
CPE credits
Online Conference
: 4.0
NASBA Field of Study
Business Management & Organization
General understanding of accounting and tax. Experience in the entertainment industry is helpful.
Delivery Method
Group Internet Based
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