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Archive for April, 2014

Sex, Boundaries and Emmys – The Hitmakers Luncheon Recap

What defines a hit? Critical acclaim? Financial success? Ratings? Buzz? On April 16th 2014, HRTS president Bela Bajaria posed these most fundamental questions, thus kicking off the annual Hitmakers luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Michael Schneider of TV Guide served as panel moderator and joining him on stage were multi-hyphenate panelists Michelle Ashford of […]

HRTS Member Profile: Lauren Michal

Lauren Michal is Manager, Program Planning & Scheduling at NBC. I recently had a chance to interview Lauren to discuss scheduling, mentoring and Desperate Networks.

HRTS Member Profile: David McKillop

David McKillop is Executive Vice President and General Manager of A&E Network. I recently had a chance to interview David to discuss business models, Duck Dynasty and original programming.

JHRTS New York: A Conversation with Doug Herzog Recap

On April 8th JHRTS-NY congregated in the iconic Paramount Screening Room for an intimate conversation with Viacom Entertainment Group President and HRTS Board Member, Doug Herzog. The evening started off with a networking mixer sponsored by Viacom to give members the opportunity to get acquainted with Doug before the Q&A. Moderated by Jermaine Fowler of MTV’s […]

JHRTS LA March Highlights

On Thursday, March 27th, JHRTS Los Angeles hosted an XBOX Entertainment Studios (XES) panel at United Talent Agency. This marked the first time ever that JHRTS and XES teamed up for an event. The panel drew an attendee list of over 170+ JHRTS members and guests eager to gain a better understanding of what XBOX […]

Welcome New Members: Apr 2014

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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