Meet our Speakers


VP, Content, Netflix

Bela Bajaria is Vice President, Content at Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service. Joining in November 2016, Bajaria oversees the company’s push into unscripted programming including the critically acclaimed Queer Eye and Nailed It!, as well as reality and talk show formats, including talk series with David Letterman and Hasan Minhaj.


Partner, Board Member and Co Head Talent Department, ICM Partners

Lorrie Bartlett is the first African-American named to the board of a major Hollywood talent agency. Lorrie previously made headlines in 2011 when she was named the first African-American department head in talent agency history.



CEO, HRTS and Founder, Women of the West

Melissa Grego was named CEO of Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS) in October 2017. Her appointment marks the first time a female executive is leading the non-profit organization, TV and media’s longstanding premier networking, education and career development association. 


Executive VP, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment

Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i was named Executive Vice President, Entertainment Diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment in February 2016.


Partner, PatMa Productions
Producer, Author, Activist
Former Chairman, CBS Entertainment

Nina Tassler was named Chairman, CBS Entertainment, in February 2014. Serving as President since 2004, she led CBS Entertainment to great heights propelling it to be named America’s #1 Network during 12 of the 13 years of her tenure before announcing she would step down at the end of 2015.


Star, SEAL Team on CBS

Toni Trucks comes from a strong and varied acting background, with roots in the theatre. Toni spent her early career in New York working the regional theatre circuit before making her television debut as the female lead on the Showtime series Barbershop.

Trucks currently stars as Lisa Davis in the hit television series SEAL Teamon CBS and well as a recurring role in Corporate on Comedy Central.


Correspondent, Entertainment Tonight

Nischelle Turner is an Emmy Award-winning correspondent, fill-in host and weekend co-host for four-time Emmy Award-winning Entertainment Tonight.

Turner is an award-winning journalist and was formally a correspondent for CNN Entertainment reporting for Showbiz Tonight and contributing entertainment segments to the New York-based morning program New Day.


Senior VP, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment

Sharon Vuong was promoted to Senior VP, Alternative Programming, CBS Entertainment in April 2017. She reports to Thom Sherman, Senior Executive VP, Programming, CBS Entertainment.