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State of the Industry Newsmaker Luncheon


The Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will present “State of the Industry” Newsmaker Luncheon on June 23 at the Beverly Hilton (9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills).

Panelists taking part in the discussion include Leigh Brecheen, partner, head of television, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP; Paul Lee, president, ABC Family; Steve Mosko, president, Sony Pictures Television; Chris Silbermann, president, International Creative Management; Kevin Reilly, president of entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company; Tim Spengler, president, Initiative USA; and Kim Masters, editor-at-large, The Hollywood Reporter to moderate.

“On the heels of the Upfronts, the return of the ‘State of the Industry’ Newsmaker Luncheon will give our panelists the opportunity to assess the current business climate in television and offer their perspectives on the upcoming season,” said Kevin Beggs, president, HRTS. “Additionally, we’re pleased to be working with the Television Academy once again and look forward to a lively discussion.”

“This is an exciting time to take stock of overall trends and changes occurring in television,” commented John Shaffner, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “This panel will certainly offer insight into the challenges that are impacting networks, cable nets, production companies, and ultimately everyone involved in the television industry.”

The “State of the Industry” Newsmaker Luncheon is chaired by Kevin Beggs, president of television, Lionsgate Television and president, HRTS. VIP Reception opens at 11:30 a.m. Lunch and panel begin at 12:00 p.m. Tickets: HRTS Individual Member: $105/member; Table of 10: $1,050. For reservations or information on non-member tickets, please call (818) 789-1182 or visit, which will also stream the panel live.

The 2009-2010 HRTS Newsmaker Luncheon Season is sponsored in part by PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Lippin Group.

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