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Archive for September, 2010

New HRTS Corporate Member: GSN

GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming via its 74-million subscriber television network and online games sites. GSN’s cross-platform content puts winning within reach for viewers and participants, whether through GSN’s popular TV game shows,’s free casual games or its WorldWinner competitive cash tournaments. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., […]

The Net Chiefs can sure draw a crowd!

Wow. I was just informed that the next HRTS luncheon, the return of our popular Broadcast Network Chief’s panel on October 26th is near sellout… and we’re still a month away! When we decided to bring back this event to the HRTS schedule, we figured that we would have a good response, but this has been […]

Welcome new HRTS members

HRTS is happy to announce the following new HRTS and JHRTS members. Please join us in welcoming these newest members to the ranks of HRTS. Thank you all for your support. Should you have any questions about your benefits as a member, please email us at or call 818-789-1182. New HRTS Members Jen Bresnan, CBS Chris Castallo, CBS […]

New HRTS Corporate Member: Pilgrim Films & Television

Emmy-winning producer Craig Piligian founded Pilgrim Films & Television in 1997. Launching his career in the news business, Piligian delved into non-scripted programming in 1991, with Emergency Call and Real Stories of the Highway Patrol (with 625 episodes produced, Real Stories became the first successful launch and sustained production of a syndicated reality strip). Pilgrim […]

New HRTS Corporate Member: GK-TV

GK-TV is the television division of Graham King and Tim Headington’s GK Films.  Launched in January of 2010, GK-TV is dedicated to the development, production and worldwide distribution of television programming.  Working with the biggest writers, directors and talent in entertainment, GK-TV has uniquely positioned itself as the premiere destination for cinema-quality television production.

HRTS Member Profile: Greg Lipstone

Greg Lipstone is Head of International Television and Media at International Creative Management and an HRTS Board Member. I recently had a chance to interview Greg to discuss Paramount, global business, and THAT’S INCREDIBLE.

Chase Carey luncheon video online now

Miss the Chase Carey luncheon? HRTS members have full access to past luncheons through 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 names like Les Moonves, Brian Roberts and Bob Iger. To log […]

JHRTS Directors Panel

On Thursday, September 16th, JHRTS members and guests gathered at CAA’s Ray Kurtzman Theater to listen to five television directing luminaries discuss their business and craft. Jack Bender, David Nutter, Bill D’Elia, Jamie Widdoes and Joe Russo spoke about their personal and professional experiences on set and behind the scenes. Jack Bender talked about how a […]

A Conversation with Chase Carey

The 2010-11 HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon series kicked off on September 14th at the Beverly Hilton and opened with newly-reelected HRTS President Kevin Beggs announcing the return of the Network Presidents luncheon, scheduled for next month with all five broadcast network presidents taking part. Keeping with the theme of presidents, the HRTS hosted a conversation with […]

HRTS Member Profile: Laura Lancaster

Laura Lancaster is Executive Vice President, Drama Programming at NBC.  I recently had a chance to interview Laura to discuss Law & Order, JJ Abrams and The Ramones.

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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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