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The Programmer’s Summit, HRTS Luncheon Recap

On February 6, 2014 a packed house gathered inside the Beverly Hilton for the kickoff event of the Spring 2014 Newsmaker Luncheon series, The Programmer’s Summit. It’s an oft-repeated truth that the television business is in the midst of rapid and accelerating change, where both opportunities and dangers abound. As Charles Darwin said, it is […]

Sports on TV: The Drive for Live. HRTS luncheon recap

Must-See TV. The Super Bowl is the most-watched telecast of the year. The NFL, the NBA, the UFC and others post strong ratings week-over-week. The Olympics are a global event, with people around the world glued to their televisions, computers, tablets and phones. And viewers tend to watch live, something becoming more and more rare […]

State of the Industry 2013 luncheon recap

Picture if you will a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, a place where content meets advertising through a door which may be locked by time-shifting and unlocked with the key of multiple platforms. There’s a signpost up ahead, your next stop: the Beverly Hilton. On September 10, 2013 a packed […]

Comedy on TV – A Conversation with Lorne Michaels, luncheon recap

1968. Lorne Michaels leaves his native Toronto and moves to Los Angeles to become a writer on ROWAN & MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN. A few years later in 1975 he moves to New York to start a show called NBC’S SATURDAY NIGHT, soon to be known as SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. Now in its 38th season, SNL is […]

Characters – Non-Scripted Hitmakers, luncheon recap

Undercover Boss. Duck Dynasty. American Chopper. Deadliest Catch. The Ultimate Fighter. Iconic characters spring forth from these shows, all of which are certifiable hits. Hits of course do not pop out of the ground but are developed, nurtured and otherwise created by hitmakers.

The View From The Top – A Conversation with Robert Iger, luncheon recap

Bob Iger became CEO of Disney in October 2005. In his first week he made a precedent-setting deal with Apple to put TV shows on iTunes. In his first year he brought Pixar into the family, reinforcing Disney’s traditional strength in animation. Next up was the acquisition of Marvel, then a partnership with Steven Spielberg […]

Brave New World – Digital/New Media luncheon recap

From Philo T. Farnsworth’s invention of television in 1927 through Bob Hope’s first KTLA broadcast in 1947 through the finale of M*A*S*H in 1983 through the dominance of event programming in 2013, television has continued to evolve and with the digital revolution in full swing, it’s fair to wonder about the next evolution, about how […]

It’s About Time – State of Broadcast 2012 luncheon recap

On November 28, 2012, a packed house gathered inside the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the inaugural event of the 2012-13 HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon series, the State of Broadcast.

State of the Industry – Luncheon Recap

Picture if you will a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind, a place where content meets revenue through a door which may be locked by young viewers and unlocked with the key of multiple platforms. There’s a signpost up ahead, your next stop: the Beverly Hilton.

All’s Well That Ends Well

April 26, 2012. A day that will live in infamy. Hundreds of TV movers and shakers bravely entered the Beverly Hilton for the annual HRTS Unscripted Hitmakers luncheon, not realizing what lay ahead…

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