HRTS Mentorship Program

Building Foundations For Careers Together

The annual Mentorship Program is a cornerstone of HRTS today. In line with our mission to come together as leaders in TV and entertainment to connect, educate and provide access to the industry, the program matched 500+ participants during the 2022 class, providing an invaluable platform to create more career-long relationships and growth opportunities for our members than ever.



“To be that outreached
hand to help bring them up is really special”

– Associates NY Board Member Annamaria Sofillas on knowing the impact of being a mentor – having also been a mentee – during the HRTS Virtual 2021 Mentorship Program Launch workshop. 

Applications Are Now Closed

Thank you for your interest in the 2024 HRTS Mentorship Program. Mentee and Mentor applications are now closed.

For questions about the HRTS Mentorship Program, please contact

HRTS is proud to be accepting applications for the 2024 Mentorship Program. By continuing to bring our LA and NY participants under one combined initiative, our mentors will be able to choose their coast of preference and meeting style (in-person/virtual/hybrid), opening up the possibilities for who you can be paired with. This year the program will run from April 2024 until early December 2024. Applications will be received and reviewed in February. If you are chosen to move to the next step, you will be contacted directly to be briefed on all details of the program. You will then be notified in March if we are able to match you with a mentor and/or mentee. 


Are you an executive looking to give back? Become a mentor to an Associate, JHRTS, or Academic member.


Are you an Associate member looking for a mentor to grow into the next step of your career? Being selected as a mentee for this program also entails that you serve as a mentor for a JHRTS Member (the junior level of HRTS).  Apply below.


Are you a JHRTS member looking for a mentor to grow into the next step of your career? Apply to become a mentee below.


Are you an Academic member looking for a mentor to grow into the next step of your career? Apply to become a mentee below.


Thank you to our 2024 Mentorship Chairs and Committee
for all of their hard work and dedication

HRTS Mentorship Program Committee
David Madden (Wattpad Webtoon Studios) and Chris Selak (End of Episode)

Associates LA Mentorship Program Committee

Halle Mariner (Agency for the Performing Artist, Inc)
Roberto Larios (Verve Talent & Literary Agency)
Chris Hazenbush (AfterPortsmouth Production)
Liz Mackintosh (Amazon & MGM Studios)
Charnay Mather (Anonymous Content)
Shawn Wu (Nickelodeon)

Associates NY Mentorship Program Committee

Annamaria Sofillas (Firstlook Media)
Frederic Richter (Richter Scale)

Abbey Robertson (ATN Entertainment)
Justine Giannino (Seven Summits Picture & Management)
KK Harper (NBCUniversal)

JHRTS LA Mentorship Program Committee

Jolene Hsu (Amazon & MGM Studios)
Erin Tillman (The Dating Advice Girl)

JHRTS NY Mentorship Program Committee

Lavanya Aggarwal (WME)
Dave Byer (Warner Bros. Discovery)

Courtney Jonathas (American Express)
Shareece Williams (BET Networks)
Natalie Lifson (Buchwald)