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Archive for December, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Is this a great industry or what? Where else, besides back in our school days, can we look forward to a two week holiday break? Not that I’m complaining mind you. I know. We work our arses off the rest of the time… so I guess a little holiday chill time is warranted.  This is also the time […]

The Hitmakers – HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Recap

What defines a hit? Ratings? Awards? Buzz? Staying power? On December 8th 2010, HRTS Executive Director Dave Ferrara asked these most fundamental questions, thus kicking off the annual Hitmakers luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The inimitable Peter Tolan of “Rescue Me” gave an encore command performance as panel moderator and joining him on stage […]

HRTS Member Profile: Craig Cegielski

Craig Cegielski is President of GK-TV, a division of Graham King and Tim Headington’s GK Films. I recently had a chance to speak with Craig to discuss Camelot, content, and Kevin Beggs. Q: Can you tell us about your background and what made you want to work in entertainment? How did you get involved with […]

Power Lunch Rush with the Junior Hollywood Radio & Television Society

If you’re a viewer of the HBO show “Entourage,” you might have some appreciation for the life of a Hollywood assistant.  On that show, the character Lloyd toils away as an assistant for years before finally working his way up to become a talent agent.  Being an assistant is a rite of passage through which […]

JHRTS-NY Recap: A Conversation with Doug Herzog

JHRTS-NY is happy to report that our inaugural event with Doug Herzog, President of MTV Networks Entertainment Group, was a great success! Over sixty assistants and coordinators from 10+ different entertainment and media companies gathered in WME’s Screening Room to glean some insight from the industry veteran with three decades of experience in the television […]

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