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HRTS Benefit: Drama Summit West Partnership

HRTS is partnering with this year’s Drama Summit West conference (May 17-18, 2018). We will be the Programming + Marketing Partner on this two-day networking event fostering connections between the U.S. and international drama communities to facilitate new productions and creative partnerships through panels, networking sessions, keynote speakers and mixers.

What that means for HRTS members:

  • REGISTRATION BENEFITS: Corporate members will be invited in the coming weeks to redeem an allotment of two-day passes to the conference; all HRTS members will receive a promo code for 25% off registration and will be eligible for a limited number of passes to be distributed on a lottery basis. Keep an eye out for further information.
  • SHAPE THE CONVERSATION / SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES: HRTS is co-producing select sessions on the agenda—and we want to hear from you! Please contact HRTS CEO Melissa Grego ( or HRTS Director of Events Ruzzo Martinelli ( about:
    • What topics you would like to hear discussed
    • HRTS members you’d like to hear speak

Please keep in mind, we always aim to be as inclusive as possible, so speaker suggestions with racial, ethnic and gender diversity in mind are greatly appreciated.

Highlights of Drama Summit West 2018:

    • Expanded two-day program in L.A., following the successful one-day events in 2017 and 2016 that saw 750+ key executives attend
    • Timely gathering in Los Angeles as Upfronts wrap up in NYC and international executives arrive for the L.A. Screenings
    • Located at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles, an architectural masterpiece that brings old school Hollywood glamour, elegance and legacy to Drama Summit West
    • Leading showrunners share upcoming development
    • Keynote sessions define the dramatic future
    • Drama commissioners explain their scripted strategy and business models
    • Global financers shop hot properties
    • Coproduction marketplace connects delegates looking to finance new shows
    • Traditional broadcasters outline how they are adapting to new audience demands
    • Case studies of successful international coproductions

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