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Building a Kingdom – A Conversation with Dick Wolf and Chuck Lorre, HRTS luncheon recap

  Legends. Decades of success. Thousands of hours of content. Studios unto themselves. All descriptors for Dick Wolf and Chuck Lorre, two men who took the stage at the Beverly Hilton on December 14, 2015 for a freewheeling discussion with veteran executive Warren Littlefield. Littlefield opened by saying that “our theme is ‘then and now’ […]

Just Can’t Get Enough – The State of the Industry 2015 HRTS Luncheon Recap

How much is too much? The global demand for content is at an all-time high and so the production has risen accordingly. Is there a tipping point? If so, where is it? And how do we get paid for all of this? On October 15, 2015 a packed house gathered at the Beverly Hilton to […]

Fall Programmer’s Summit 2014 – HRTS Luncheon Recap

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there and so on November 20th, some of the brightest minds in the business came together at the Beverly Hilton to figure out where we’re all going and how we’re going to get there. Andy Greenwald, staff writer at Grantland, moderated the annual […]

The State of the Industry 2014 – HRTS Luncheon Recap

In a time of change, how do you change with the times, how do you stay ahead of the curve? In a time of change, how do you break through the clutter and fulfill viewer expectations? In a time of change, how do you balance an embrace of the future with respect for the past […]

Summer Comedy Panel – HRTS Luncheon Recap

On June 12th 2014, a group of our industry’s hottest humorists gathered for the HRTS Summer Comedy Panel at the Beverly Hilton for an uninhibited, free-flowing discussion. THR’s Matthew Belloni served as moderator and joining him on stage were Mindy Kaling of THE MINDY PROJECT, Mike Judge of SILICON VALLEY, Rob McElhenney of IT’S ALWAYS […]

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 […]

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 […]

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