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Archive for April, 2013

Characters – Non-Scripted Hitmakers, luncheon recap

Undercover Boss. Duck Dynasty. American Chopper. Deadliest Catch. The Ultimate Fighter. 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.

HRTS Member Profile: Amy Retzinger

Amy Retzinger is a Partner at Verve Talent & Literary Agency. I recently had a chance to interview Amy to discuss writers, inspiration and the Pittsburgh Airport.

JHRTS News & Updates: March 2013

March has been a fun month! On March 14th we held a Long-Form TV panel at CAA which helped to garner a better understanding of all aspects of miniseries/limited series and television movies, including development, writing, physical production, network programming and more. The expert panelists who helped us explore the topic were Jordan Helman (Director […]

Welcome New Members Mar 2013

We take this opportunity to welcome the following new members to HRTS. Should you have any questions about your benefits as a member, please email us at or call 818-789-1182.

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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