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Archive for November, 2010

New York, New York: Introducing JHRTS-NY

It has been an exciting autumn for the founding board members of JHRTS’ new East Coast chapter! The JHRTS-NY board has spent the past few months getting to know each other and strategizing the launch of this great organization in New York.  We are a diverse group, and with our varied contacts we hope to […]

Do they set the clocks back in New York?

Fall. The clocks have been turned back. The sold out Networks Chiefs panel is behind us (and a great success it was!) The Lakers are already on their way to a three-peat and mall traffic is gridlocked outside of my office window so it’s officially that time of year. Oh… and we’re launching JHRTS (our junior membership) […]

Back To The Future: Network Chiefs luncheon recap

2007. A writers strike loomed, new media revenues were unclear and the HRTS gathered together the five network presidents to discuss the future of the industry. 2010. A packed house once again gathered inside the Beverly Hilton to go back to the future with the return of an HRTS flagship event, the Network Chiefs. Writers, […]

HRTS Member Profile: Jeff Wachtel

Jeff Wachtel is President, Original Programming, USA Network, and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. I recently had a chance to interview Jeff to discuss character, execution, and David Mamet.

JHRTS Recap: A Night with David Stapf

David Stapf made us think. Jeff Jacobs made us laugh. The audience of approximately 150 assistants and coordinators sat enthralled for an hour and half while David and Jeff delved into the whys and hows of running a network studio. Stapf shared experiences from his career and insights as an executive, including the three qualities […]

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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