The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) and the NYTVF are now accepting applications for the 2017 Next Generation Committee as well as the inaugural HRTS Associates Scripts Jury. Featuring top emerging executives from across the television and digital landscape, the Next Generation Committee will serve as the Jury for the Independent Pilot Competition category awards, while members of the HRTS Associates Scripts Jury will serve as jurors for the NYTVF Scripts Awards. The committees are designed to provide exclusive access to the best and brightest up-and- coming television executives, agents, managers, and decision-makers and inspire collaboration and engagement with the Festival's most promising producers and writers.


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The HRTS Next Generation Committee


Comprised of JHRTS members from both the Los Angeles and New York chapters, the Next Generation Committee serves as members of the jury for the Independent Pilot Competition Awards. The Festival seeks to engage committee members that excel in their professional posts and roles as JHRTS members as well as exhibit a passion for the discovery and cultivation of new talent.

Next Gen members are also invited to attend and take part in the New York Television Festival (held each fall in NYC), where they receive Industry Pass accreditation and can request meetings with Official Artists.


2017 NYTVF-HRTS Next Generation Committee

In 2017, the NYTVF welcomed 27 new members and 13 returning members to the Next Generation Committee:



  • Anna Andree, TV Research Coordinator, Variety Insight
  • Michael Asmelash, Manager, Network Partnerships, NBCUniversal
  • Sara Barkan, Senior Coordinator, Development & Original Programming, truTV
  • Jessica Bowman, Program Scheduling Coordinator, HBO
  • Meredith Brace Sloss, Executive Assistant, British Film Commission
  • Erin Burnett, Talent Assistant, Paradigm Talent Agency
  • Caitlin Doyle, Production Associate, MTV - Viacom Music & Entertainment
  • Daniel Dvorkin, Executive Assistant, Films & Management, Partizan Entertainment
  • Fiordalisa Fabian, Development Assistant, Submarine Films/li>
  • Kristin Fione, Administrative Assistant, Production, Freeform
  • Eric Frank, Associate, Dialed-In Entertainment
  • Jason Goldberg, Coordinator, Scripted Development, MTV & VH1
  • Jillian Holch, Assistant to Executive Producer, Sony Pictures Television
  • Tucker Johnson, Associate Development Producer, DIGA Studios
  • Liz Kelly, Coordinator, Creative Affairs, Fox Inclusion, Fox Entertainment Group
  • Audrey Knox, Executive Assistant, Cartel Entertainment
  • Rachael Lee, Assistant, Drama Development, ABC Studios
  • Laura Loret de Mola, HBO Scheduler, HBO
  • Stephanie Newman-Smith, Executive Assistant to the CEO, Covert Media
  • Albert Payano, Executive Assistant, Global Sales & Distribution, Miramax
  • Mariel Redlin, Development Coordinator, BBC America
  • Larissa Rosen, Executive Assistant, Production Planning & Strategy, Viacom Media Networks
  • Justin Schaefer, Office of the Chairman and CEO, June Pictures
  • Hannah Shtein, Assistant, Literary & Talent Management, The Gotham Group
  • Hallie Stern, Comedy Assistant, Innovative Artists Talent & Literary Agency
  • Julian W. Tyler, Executive Assistant to the COO, ITV Entertainment
  • Zac Underwood, Assistant to Literary Manager & Producer, Anonymous Content

  • Alicia Agramonte, Filmmaker
  • Brandon Brown, Analyst, Twentieth Century Fox Filmed Entertainment
  • Lily Cabello, Research Analyst, NBC
  • Jacob Coffin, Associate Producer, Lucky8 TV
  • Andrew Eddington, Jr. Digital Content Producer, WE tv
  • Andrew Einbinder, Campaign Manager, Global Eagle Entertainment
  • Lindsay Harrop, Manager, TV & Digital Content, STX Entertainment
  • Erica A. Hart, Casting Coordinator, ABC
  • Jason Klorfein, Coordinator, Internationa Programming, AMC/Sundance TV
  • Cassie Ramoska, Editorial Lead, Trending All Day
  • James Shechet, Associate, Advanced Services & Digital Distribution, Fox Networks Group
  • Lindsay Strott, Research Analyst, TBS & TNT
  • Marshall Turner, Executive Assistant to Chairman, Lionsgate Television


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The HRTS Associates Scripts Jury


Open exclusively to members of the HRTS Associates branch, the HRTS Associates Scripts Jury enjoy prestige as Jury Members for the NYTVF Scripts Awards. The Jury is designed to engage HRTS Associates members that exhibit a specific interest in narrative storytelling and the cultivation of emerging writing talent.

The Associates jury members are also invited to attend and take part in the New York Television Festival (held each fall in NYC), where they receive Industry Pass accreditation and can request meetings with Official Artists.


2017 HRTS Associates Scripts Jury

In 2017, the NYTVF welcomed 11 members to the inaugural HRTS Associates Scripts Jury:


  • Jae Cho, Creative Executive, Peak Time Entertainment Limited
  • Timothy Cooper, Founder/Owner, Blueprint Screenwriting Group
  • RD Delgado, Producer, Beggar Kings Entertainment
  • Jaycee Gruszecki, Creative Executive, ToniK Productions
  • David Katsman, Literary Manager/Producer, LINK Entertainment
  • Tim Kosch, Development Manager, MTV and VH1
  • Asher Landay, Manager, Scripted Programming, Keshet Studios
  • Alexander Stegmaier, Co-Head of Development, Filmbank Entertainment
  • Ari Tan, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Viacom Media Networks
  • Kameron Tarlow, Director of Scripted Development, Hazy Mills Productions
  • Meredith Willis, Development Executive, most recently with Denver & Delilah


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The New York Television Festival was founded in 2005 as the industry’s first creative festival for television artists. A pioneer of the “independent television” movement, the Festival strives to construct new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model.

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