EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Kasee Calabrese is executive vice president, chief financial officer and interim chief operating officer at FIFTH SEASON. She oversees all finance functions including financial planning and analysis, production finance, accounting, tax, and treasury, as well as business development and strategy, operations, and IT. She also oversees a project management office from CJ ENM, the company’s majority shareholder.
FIFTH SEASON (formerly Endeavor Content) is a global film and television studio and distribution business known for television series like Severance on Apple TV+, Tokyo Vice on MAX, Nine Perfect Strangers on Hulu; feature films like Book Club and Book Club 2, 80 for Brady, Ambulance and The Lost Daughter; and distribution titles like Killing Eve, The Night Manager, KIN, and Normal People. FIFTH SEASON became a standalone entity when Endeavor sold a majority share to CJ ENM, a South Korean conglomerate, in 2022. This included implementing its own general ledger, rights management system, travel management systems, IT tenant, and all of its infrastructure – in less than one year. Over that period, Calabrese and team were focused on seeing this to completion, establishing policies and procedures around accounting and finance workflows, onboarding new auditors, becoming KSOX compliant due to ownership, and adjusting to new reporting and business requirements while managing continued growth in the business.
Prior to joining FIFTH SEASON in August 2022, Calabrese was executive vice president, global finance at AMC Networks and held various finance and operational roles in the media and entertainment industry.