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  • May 12, 2010

    CFTC to Hold Open Meeting to Consider the Trading of Contracts Based on Motion Picture Box Office Receipts and Gather Views of Interested Parties

    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

    Media Contacts
    Scott Schneider
    202-418-5174

    R. David Gary
    202-418-5085

    Last Updated: May 12, 2010

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