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JHRTS News & Updates: May 2013

The JHRTS Board has been very busy this month nominating, vetting and choosing members for our new board. As the time on the board winds down for us second years, the event planning has ramped up!

JHRTS Digital Series: Post-Newfront Discussion 2013 panel

The JHRTS Digital Series continues to build an audience by bringing insightful panels with influential leaders in the digital space to all members. On May 16, we welcomed Erin McPherson (VP & Head of Original Video, Yahoo), Greg Siegel (SVP & Head of Entertainment Development, Break Media), Hardie Tankersley (VP of Platform Products, Fox Broadcasting), and CJ Yu (Head of Business Development, TMZ and former VP of Branded Entertainment & Integrated Media, Carat) to discuss the digital Upfronts, better known as the Newfronts. The conversation led by moderator Lori H. Schwartz, delved into the various companies' approaches to content creation, buying, selling and distribution. From ad-supported portals such as Yahoo, to subscription based platforms like Hulu Plus and Netflix, content creators are finding new ways to create value for brands. The value does not stop there, however. The digital space has proven to be a helpful compliment to television networks as evidenced by the ABC/Yahoo News partnership which aided boosting ratings of ABC's Good Morning America show on the broadcast network. It will be interesting to see how both networks and digital media producers and distributors collaborate to continue to create value in this ever-changing space.

On Tuesday, May 22nd, JHRTS members poured into The Parlor on Melrose for a post-upfronts mixer. Old members and new mingled in the venue’s private room and toasted the seasons’ new shows. Thanks to all the new faces that showed up – we hope to see you at future events!

… And we are not slowing down for summer! Please be on the lookout for our quarterly Philanthropy Newsletter for upcoming volunteer opportunities and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook to be kept appraised of future events!


Rachel Polan & Alyson Beckman

JHRTS - LA Co-Presidents

More photos from the JHRTS Post-Newfront Discussion

Winners of the GM raffle

Winners of the GM raffle. At the JHRTS Newfronts discussion, winners received a week trial of either a Chevy Volt or Cadillac vehicle



Photos by Chyna Photography


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  1. Hi, I would like a copy of the transcript for this panel. Where can I get one? Thanks!

  2. Unfortunately at this time HRTS does not provide transcripts of the panels.

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