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Archive for March, 2011

JHRTS Recap: A Conversation with Bob DeBitetto

Written by: Graham Jaenicke, WME Literary Coordinator On Thursday, March 24th, Mr. Bob DeBitetto a veteran of the entertainment industry who serves as President/General Manager of the A&E Television Network and the BIO Channel, was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to come and speak with a gaggle of JHRTS members […]

HRTS Member Profile: Elizabeth Much

Elizabeth Much is a partner at Much and House Public Relations. I recently had a chance to sit down with her to discuss reality television, social media and the death of print.

Jean Bartel (1923 – 2011) An HRTS icon

If you’ve attended any HRTS event since the 60s you would have been given a dazzling smile at the door by the impeccably dressed and coiffed Jean Bartel, Miss America 1943. America’s pop culture history books will remember Jean Bartel for her beauty, grace, talent, service, and especially for that bright gleaming Colgate toothpaste smile […]

JHRTS News & Announcements

In February, JHRTS finalized our last event of last year while continuing this year’s stellar start. Our last event of the year, the 8th Annual JHRTS Holiday party raised $25,000 to benefit My Friend’s Place on December 7th at LA hotspot, Voyeur. More than 535 of Hollywood’s young assistants, coordinators, agents, executives and celebrities attended […]

Cable Summit 2011 – HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Recap

Is television television or is there still a big difference between cable and broadcast? When it comes to entertainment enterprise how, when and where do you balance creative needs with business realities? How do we learn the lessons of the past while embracing the audiences and business models of the future? On February 23rd, five […]

A New Season dawns, The Kids Are Alright, and Farewell to one of the Good Ones

As awards season mercifully comes to an end, I find myself looking forward to spring with conflicting emotions. First off, it’s kind of weird looking forward to spring when there’s a blanket of snow on our local mountains. Got to say…it makes for an amazing view as I drive in to work in the morning, […]

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