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ODETTA WATKINS
President
Head of Drama Series
Amazon Studios
DAN ERLIJ
Chairman
Partner, Co-Head, Television Literary Department
United Talent Agency

FRANCESCA ORSI
Vice President
EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films,
Home Box Office (HBO)
CHARLIE ANDREWS
Secretary
EVP Live-Action & Unscripted Series
Disney Branded Television
ALEJANDRO URIBE
Treasurer
Consultant
Exile Content Studio

Candle Media

 


HRTS BOARD MEMBERS


KATE ADLER

EVP, Comedy Development
CBS Television Studios

Kate Adler was named Executive Vice President, Comedy Development, CBS Television Studios in 2013. In her position, Adler oversees the development of all comedy series for broadcast, cable, and streaming. 


BELA BAJARIA

Chief Content Officer,
Netflix

Bela Bajaria was named Head of Global TV in 2020, overseeing English language and local language scripted and unscripted series around the world. Bajaria leads the team for all of television, responsible for hit series including Bridgerton, Squid Game, The Queen’s Gambit and Cobra Kai.


PAUL BUCCIERI

President & Chairman
A+E Networks Group

Paul Buccieri is President and Chairman of A+E Networks Group, encompassing A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, Lifetime Movies, FYI™ and VICELAND®. Other businesses in his portfolio include digital content and distribution; A+E Networks International; the company’s award-winning scripted division, A+E Studios®; unscripted division, A+E Originals™; award-winning Indie film entity, A&E Indie Films®; digital storytelling hub, 45th & Dean™; Brand Licensing and Experiences.


KATHRYN BUSBY

President Original Programming
STARZ

Kathryn Busby is President of Original Programming for STARZ. Based in the company’s Santa Monica office, Busby is responsible for leading the programming and development team for the global premium streaming platform and delivering on its programming mandate committed to narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences.


ALBERT CHENG

VP, Head of Prime Video U.S.
Amazon Studios

Albert Cheng is VP, Head of Prime Video U.S. In his role, he serves as a single-threaded leader overseeing the Prime Video business in the United States. He is responsible for the P&L and revenue growth and for driving and improving performance.


CHRISTINA DAVIS

Producer, Amazon Studios

Christina Davis is a veteran and accomplished television executive and producer and has previously served as a Secretary of the HRTS. She is currently a Producer at Amazon Studios.  Previously, she served as President, Original Programming, Starz.


BEN DAVIS

Partner, Co-Head WME Digital
WME

Ben Davis is partner and co-head of digital at WME where he oversees the digital creator and podcast businesses.  


TARA DUNCAN

President
Onyx Collective

Tara Duncan serves as President of Onyx Collective. She previously served as President, Freeform. Freeform is Walt Disney Television’s young adult network, where the force and momentum of its audience drives its quest for authentic, groundbreaking original series.  


DAVID EILENBERG

Head of Content
Roku Media

David Eilenberg is the Vice President and Head of Content for Roku Media. He is responsible for the overall vision, creative strategy, and go-to-market execution—both domestically and in international territories—for content across Roku Media, as well as for setting and achieving long-term growth goals and acquisition of target audiences.  


JAIME FELD

Co-Head, TV Talent
CAA

Jaime Feld is the Co-Head of Television Talent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Based in the agency’s Los Angeles office, Feld leads a team of more than two dozen agents, identifying and innovating opportunities for actors in broadcast, cable, and streaming series.  


RAFAEL GOMEZ

Head, Business Affairs
AMC Networks

Rafael Gomez is the Head of Business Affairs for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group, overseeing the development and execution of programming agreements across the entertainment brands AMC, BBC America, SundanceTV, and IFC as well as AMC Studios. Gomez, who is based in Los Angeles, reports to Ed Carroll, Chief Operating Officer of AMC Networks. 


SCOTT HERVEY

Shareholder
Weintraub Tobin Chediak Coleman Grodin Law Corporation

Scott Hervey is a partner with Weintraub Tobin. Scott represents studios, production companies, producers, directors, and showrunners in a wide variety of transactions, including network negotiations, development deals, and all forms of rights acquisitions.


FRANK JUNG

Co-Founder/Co-head of Digital Media
CAA

Frank Jung is the Co-Founder and Co-Head of CAA Digital Media and is also a TV/Film Agent. He started at CAA in 2004 and became one of the first diverse leaders at the agency. Jung and his team work with traditional and digital endemic clients focusing in areas such as: selling series and movies, brand partnerships, representation, building new businesses, advising on investment and strategic partnerships, and has an advisory/consulting practice.


LISA KATZ

President, Scripted Content
NBC Universal

Lisa Katz is a veteran television executive who was elevated to the role of President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal in 2020. In this capacity, Katz leads comedy development, drama development, current programming, casting and diversity initiatives for original scripted entertainment content across NBCU’s broadcast, cable and streaming platforms: NBC, Bravo, E!, Oxygen True Crime, SYFY, Universal Kids, USA Network and Peacock. 


MARC KORMAN

Partner & Agent
WME Entertainment

Marc Korman is a partner in WME’s scripted television department. Korman works closely with television and feature writers, playwrights, and filmmakers to package scripted drama series.


JORDAN LEVIN

General Manager
Rooster Teeth

A proven creator, operator and strategist in both traditional and new media, Levin has been instrumental in launching numerous entertainment franchises that have left a lasting impact on popular culture over the past three decades as an enterprising network and studio executive, Emmy-award winning producer, director, and digital entrepreneur. 


GREG LIPSTONE

President & COO
Voxovation, CEO, Stockholm Syndrome

Greg Lipstone is the President & COO of Voxovation as well as the CEO of Stockholm Syndrome. Prior to this, he served as the President of Propagate, a fast-growing global content production and distribution studio.

Prior to joining Propagate, Lipstone was CEO of All3Media America. Earlier, he was a founding partner and board member at ICM Partners, a leading talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater, branded entertainment, and digital media. Lipstone oversaw the agency’s international television and media department.


DAVID MADDEN

Head of Global Entertainment
Wattpad WEBTOON Studios

 David Madden currently serves as Head of Global Entertainment for Wattpad WEBTOON Studios, the fan-driven global entertainment and publishing arm for WEBTOON and Wattpad. He oversees development, production, and sales for the company’s global TV, feature film, and animation businesses. Madden serves as Executive Producer on the studio’s adaptations of popular Wattpad webnovels and WEBTOON webcomics including Rachel Smythe’s


PHILIPPE MAIGRET

President
ITV Studios America

Philippe Maigret – President, ITV Studios America – manages ITV Studios’ U.S. scripted TV studio operations and oversees the company’s U.S. joint-ventures and growth strategy across all platforms. He also serves as an advisor on ITV Studios’ worldwide scripted programming strategy, and represents ITV on the boards of Quibi, Tomorrow Studios (its JV with Marty Adelstein), Work Friends (a JV between Nick Weidenfeld and Tomorrow Studios), Bedrock Entertainment (its JV with Dan Sackheim and Tony To), and Circle of Confusion Television Studios (its JV with talent management and production company Circle of Confusion).


TIM MCNEAL

SVP of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion
Disney Entertainment

Tim McNeal, senior vice president of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion for Disney Television Studios at Disney Entertainment, oversees the Creative Talent Development & Inclusion Team responsible for implementing innovative programs and initiatives, from hiring events and programs to community relationship-building to tracking and reporting the company’s progress toward more inclusive hiring. He reports to Walt Disney Television President Eric Schrier.


ANDREW MILLER

Agent, Television Department
CAA

Andrew Miller is a Scripted Television Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). Based in Los Angeles, Miller is a key member of the senior leadership team that oversees the efforts of the Television department.

 


DJ NURRE

Executive Vice President, Unscripted
Endemol Shine North America

Nurre oversees all unscripted current programming, as well as pilots and presentations for the Los Angeles-based production company. He leads all efforts on such series as FOX’s wildly-successful and Emmy Award-nominated LEGO Masters, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, TBS’ revamped Wipeout, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition for ABC, Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge and upcoming series Deal or No Deal Island for NBC.

Before joining Endemol Shine North America, Nurre was an award winning editor and seasoned showrunner.


BRETT PAUL

President
Warner Bros Discovery

Brett A. Paul is President of Warner Bros. Television and has served in this role since 2019.

As WBTV’s top business executive, Brett is tasked with mapping and implementing its strategic direction and has direct day-to-day operational oversight of all studio business activities.


TINA PERRY

President
OWN

Named president of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in 2019, Tina Perry oversees all operations and creative areas of the network, reporting to OWN Chairman and CEO Oprah Winfrey. Her leadership is a driving force behind the network’s ongoing evolution to become the leading destination for African American viewers.


RHONDA PRICE

Managing Partner
The Gersh Agency

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, post a degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Journalism, Rhonda has only known Agency life. Starting at William Morris with a brief stint at Susan Smith and Associates, she found her place at The Gersh Agency.


KIM ROZENFELD

President
Half Full Studios

As President of Half Full Studios, Kim Rozenfeld produces both scripted and nonfiction series. He is currently Executive Producer on the second season of critically acclaimed docuseries, Home and the Untitled Mark Ronson series which he also created. Both shows are for Apple TV+ where Kim has a first look deal. Kim is also the executive producer on a scripted, limited series starring Michelle Pfeiffer and based on the NY Times best-selling novel, “Did You Ever Have A Family.”


ROBIN SCHWARTZ

President
Working Bird Inc/Executive Producer

WORKING BIRD is a television and film production company founded by Robin Schwartz with a mandate to help singular voices excavate and execute their boldest ideas. Robin is the executive producer of the PGA-nominated What the Constitution Means to Me – the Marielle Heller-helmed filmed special of Heidi Schreck’s Pulitzer Prize finalist hit Broadway play for Amazon – as well as Central Park (Apple), Invitation to a Bonfire (AMC), the critically acclaimed Elizabeth Olsen series Sorry for Your Loss (Facebook Watch), and Tanya Saracho’s SXSW and GLAAD award-winning series Vida (Starz).


CHRIS SELAK

President and Chief Content Officer
End of Episode

In 2018, Chris Selak joined Courtney A. Kemp’s production company, End of Episode, as President and Executive Producer. Kemp is the Emmy-nominated creator, showrunner and producer of the Starz hit series, Power.


LAUREN STEIN

EVP, Drama Development
Sony Pictures Television

Lauren Stein serves as Executive Vice President, Drama Development for Sony Pictures Television Studios (SPTS), the production side of SPE’s television business. In this role since 2017, she guides the development of scripted programming for drama series, working with over 30 partners across all broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms and manages a team of 10.


ERIN UNDERHILL

President, Universal Television
NBCUniversal

Erin Underhill is President of Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group (USG), where she oversees all aspects—creative affairs, casting, production and more—of one of the most successful television studios in the world. She reports directly to Pearlena Igbokwe, Chairman, USG.