Director, Production Finance ViacomCBS
Ebony Clayborne is currently the Director of Production Finance at ViacomCBS where she supports and manages the financial operations of the company’s Entertainment Brand productions.
Ebony joined Viacom Media Networks in March 2005 as a freelance Senior Production Accountant and has worked over the last 15 years across multiple channels including MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central supporting Development projects, Series, News, Documentaries, Live Events, Award shows, and Specials for the Music and Entertainment brands.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University, School of Business, Ebony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and she received her Master of Fine Arts in Motion Picture and Television Producing from the University of Southern California, School of Cinema-Television. She was one of 25 students accepted into the Peter Stark Producing Program.
Ebony began her career on Wall Street in the Investment Banking division of Salomon Smith Barney (now Citigroup) working in the Media & Entertainment Group as a Financial Analyst. She worked for 4 years at HBO, starting in the Financial Planning and Analysis group in New York and ending with the Production Finance team in Los Angeles.
A native New Yorker, Ebony resides in NYC with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, Ebony enjoys spending time with family and serves as CFO of her church in Harlem, NY. She has also been known to hit the stage of several NYC comedy clubs to perform stand-up comedy, allegedly…