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HRTS Associates NY Co PresidentsOn April 25th, Eric Schrier, President of FX Networks and HRTS kicked-off the first ever Associates event in NY by conducting a Q&A at WME|IMG. The evening started off with a cocktail hour sponsored by WME|IMG and an introduction from our very own, Executive Director, Dave Ferrara. Members and newcomers alike got an opportunity to have an intimate conversation with Eric about HRTS, the power of networking and the current landscape of TV. Moderated by co-presidents, Eden Sutley (TruTV) and Maximilian Ulanoff (Buchwald), this highly anticipated event and kickoff had over 60 plus industry executives in attendance.

The New York chapter also held its first networking mixer on May 2nd at the luxurious LeGrande Lounge in the Time Hotel. Building off the success of the Eric Schrier event over 70 plus attendees joined for cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, jazz and schmoozing.




Co-Presidents picWrapping up its inaugural year, HRTS Associates is pleased to announce they have more than tripled their membership since they were founded in July 2016. Paula Aranda and Ryan Mickels are taking over the presidency from Co-Founders Lauren Michal and Meredith Willis, who will continue on as Board Members. Already under Paula and Ryan’s leadership, HRTS Associates have enjoyed a roundtable with Gary Marenzi, Head of Entertainment Sales and Partnerships, IMG targeting the ins and outs of the international market at MIP, and will be hosting a mixer later this month to invite new members. The new Associates Board for 2017-2018 includes mid-tier executives who run the gamut of entertainment posts at studios, networks, and agencies, working in representation, reality, scripted, and freelance positions.

Looking ahead, HRTS Associates seeks to provide programming to further expose its members to emerging and/or previously unknown areas of entertainment. HRTS Associates remains committed to education and integration in the landscape of our ever-evolving media.

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