CFTC will revisit so-called 'Movie Futures' in open meeting

Washington, DC – The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, to consider issues related to the trading of futures and binary options based on motion picture box office receipts. The Commission will hear presentations by panels of invited witnesses representing Media Derivatives Exchange (MDEX), Cantor Exchange (Cantor), segments of the motion picture industry and other interested parties.

The meeting will be open to the public and will be webcast via the internet. In addition, audio of the meeting will be available via a listen-only conference call.

What: Meeting to consider trading of contracts based on motion picture box office receipts and reestablishment of CFTC Technology Advisory Committee
Where: CFTC Hearing Room, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC
When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Viewing/Listening Information: The CFTC has made available the following options to access the meeting:

  1. Watch a live broadcast of the meeting via webcast on www.cftc.gov.
  2. Call in to a toll-free telephone line to connect to a live audio feed.

Call in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation. Conference call information listed below:

Domestic Toll-Free: (866) 312-4390
International Toll: (404) 537-3379
Leader Name: Chairman Gensler
Conference ID: 75147448

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