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Archive for April, 2011

Real Power – Unscripted Hitmakers Luncheon Recap

American Idol. The Biggest Loser. Deadliest Catch. Undercover Boss. Jersey Shore. Iconic characters spring forth from these shows, all of which are certifiable hits. Hits of course do not pop out of the ground but are developed, nurtured and otherwise created by hitmakers. April 12, 2011. Beverly Hilton. Hundreds of TV movers and shakers gathered together […]

HRTS Invades NAB Show

Apr 13, 2011  Las Vegas, NV On Wednesday, April 13th HRTS invaded the NAB Show to present the general session panel “Inside the Multiplatform Success of Hit TV Shows.”  Participating on the panel were Kevin Beggs, HRTS President and President of Lionsgate Television Group, Dante DiLoreto, President of Ryan Murphy Television and Executive Producer of […]

HRTS Member Profile: Adam Sanderson

Adam Sanderson is Senior Vice President, Franchise Management, Disney/ABC Television Group. I recently had a chance to interview Adam to discuss High School Musical, franchise building and Batman. Q: Can you tell us about your background and what made you want to work in entertainment? How did you first get involved with HRTS? -I was […]

HRTS Member Profile: Jon Murray

Jon Murray is Chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions and is widely credited with launching the reality television genre. I recently had a chance to sit down with Jon to discuss development, branding and the show that started it all. Q: Can you tell us about your background and what made you want to work in entertainment? […]

Welcome New Members

The HRTS membership continues to grow as the industry evolves in new and exciting directions. We take this opportunity to welcome the following new members to the ranks of HRTS. Dante Di Loreto – Glee/Ryan Murphy Productions Jonathan Littman – Jerry Bruckheimer Television Gina Gordon – BET Networks Amy Hussey – Studio Lambert Amina Abdill […]

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