Monday, October 31, 2011

Securities Regulation at the Movies

At 1:00 tomorrow the SEC Historical Society webcasts an intriguing session, Silver Screen: How Films Shape Public Perception of Financial Regulation:
Films - from 1914's "The Good-for-Nothing" to 2011's "Limitless" - have helped to shape how we view financial regulation. The cinema can influence our image of the capital markets, what we recognize as financial fraud, and what we expect the appropriate roles for regulators to be.

Join Professor David Lipton, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America; J. Bradley Bennett, FINRA; and John Reed Stark, Stroz Friedberg LLC as they share their insights and show film clips on how the cinema portrays - accurately or not - the regulation of the capital market system....

The program will look at scenes from such films as "Being There," "Boiler Room," "Fletch," "The Godfather Part II," "The Other Guys," "Rogue Trader," "Too Big to Fail" and "Wall Street." Because of copyright considerations, the live broadcast will contain the only showing of these clips.

Silver Screen will video broadcast live on Tuesday, November 1st at 1:00 pm ET here and will be free and accessible worldwide without prior registration.