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Archive for April, 2015

The Human Touch – The Hitmakers 2015 HRTS Luncheon Recap

On April 8th 2015, a group of our industry’s best and brightest gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the annual Hitmakers luncheon. Stacey Wilson of The Hollywood Reporter served as moderator for a enjoyably intimate panel and joining her were multi-hyphenates Lee Daniels of EMPIRE, Jill Soloway of Transparent, Michelle King of The Good […]

HRTS Member Profile: John Penney

John Penney is Chief Strategy Officer at Starz. I recently had a chance to interview John to discuss cost curves, TV Everywhere and the convergence of media, entertainment, and technology.

HRTS Member Profile: Dustin Smith

Dustin Smith is Vice President, Communications at TLC. I recently had a chance to interview Dustin to discuss gossip, Trading Spaces, and the blurry line between real time and production time.

JHRTS-LA News & Updates: April 2015

Blumhouse Panel On Wednesday, April 1st, JHRTS LA hosted a combined film and television panel with Blumhouse Productions at CAA. Among the panelists were Jason Blum, CEO and Founder; Couper Samuelson, President of Feature Film; Jessica Rhoades, Head of Television; Bea Sequeira, Director of Development; Ryan Turek, Director of Development; and Kenny Tsai, Manager of […]

Welcome New Members: April 2015

We would like to 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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