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Archive for May, 2010

A Conversation with Brian Roberts – Event Recap

For the first time in many years, The Cable Show returned to Los Angeles from May 11-13th at the LA Convention Center. The NCTA and the HRTS joined forces to present an historic event on the morning of the 11th, hosting a conversation with Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation. An audience of […]

HRTS Member Profile: Jon Katzman

Jon Katzman is President of KDX Productions and Executive Director of Columbia College Chicago’s Semester in LA program. Jon is the founder of the Third Screen Film Festival and his father Jerry is a former HRTS president. I recently had a chance to interview Jon to discuss Warners, spec pilots and never really being dead.

HRTS Member Profile: Steve Davis

Steve Davis is President of Hasbro Studios and an HRTS Board member. Steve began his career with Merv Griffin and has worked in many areas of the business, from television to online to mobile. I recently had a chance to interview Steve to discuss immersive environments, branded entertainment and the A-Team.

Recognition: The Key to Retention in a Recession

The old adage is still true today: Employees are a company’s most valuable asset. While the economy has every media and entertainment company focusing on balance sheets and bottom lines, it’s equally important to pay attention to the mood and morale of your workforce.

Brian Roberts luncheon video and pics now online

Miss the Brian Roberts luncheon? As an HRTS member, you have full access to the Online Video Central. Here you can view on-demand, full length replays of past luncheons, as well as live-streams of future luncheons. Catch the last event or watch others featuring luminaries like Bill Clinton, Les Moonves and Bob Iger. To log in you […]

JHRTS News & Announcements – May

May was a fun and fulfilling month for JHRTS. Our usual mix of fun and education was balanced with some new endeavors for our organization and made for a diverse month.

What is the Hollywood Radio & Television Society?

Since 1947 the HRTS has been the entertainment industry's premier information and networking forum. HRTS events are the only place where leading executives from across the industry gather under one roof, multiple times a year to discuss issues relevant to the ongoing success of our business. HRTS Members and our industry partners represent the best and the brightest in town. Is your company ready to join the ranks of HRTS? There are many ways for individuals and companies to get more involved. To find out how, call (818) 789-1182 or email

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