Guy Finley, MESA

October 11, 2011 · Posted in Conference Chairs 

Guy Finley
Executive Director
Media & Entertainment Services Alliance

Beginning with the first Blu-Con event in December of 2008, Guy has been instrumental in promoting collaboration within the BD production community.  In his role as executive director of MESA, he oversees MESA’s core offerings including events (ESCA, ESCA Europe, GameSupply, HITS, Blu-Con, Entertainment Security Summit and Burbank Think Tank), media (M&E Daily e-mail, M&E Journal), special interest groups and association management (CDSA, HITS and DMDC).

He 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, among others. His New York City based group was signed to Larry Rosen’s N2K Encoded Music, the first record company to distribute music via digital downloads. As acting manager, Guy personally negotiated their recording contract and concurrent publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, the summit of his 10-year career in the music industry.

Guy joined the home entertainment industry in 2000 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.

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

In 2008 he founded the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and facilitates discussions about collaboration and innovation in the home entertainment
industry along the physical and digital supply chain.

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