The NYTVF is now accepting submissions for the 2015 JHRTS Next Gen Committee.


HRTS and the NYTVF have re-teamed in 2015 to host the Next Generation Committee, open exclusively to HRTS's junior membership (JHRTS) designed to provide exclusive access for the best and brightest up-and-coming television executives to the Festival's most promising emerging producers and writers.


What is the Next Generation Committee?

Comprised of JHRTS members from Los Angeles and New York, the Next Generation Committee members will enjoy prestige as Jury Members for the 2015 Independent Pilot Competition Awards as well as the role of ambassadors for Festival initiatives. 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. The selected committee members will enjoy designation in Festival collaterals, including the Official Festival Program and website.


Only JHRTS members are eligible to apply. For additional information on JHRTS, click HERE.


2014 NYTVF-HRTS Next Generation Committee

  • Shonni Albritton, Executive Assistant to the CFO, All3Media America
  • David Benjamin, Strategy and Operations Associate, Google Creative Lab, Google
  • Lauren Nicole Camadeco, Freelance Event Coordinator, BBC America
  • Alex Davis , Producer, AwesomenessTV
  • Thomas Ferguson, Executive Assistant to SVP Brand & Business Development, Shine America
  • Mike Germade, Coordinator, Production and Operations, Discovery Studios
  • Shelley Gorelik, Media Strategy Coordinator, Comedy Central
  • Evan Greenberg, Manager, Business Strategy and Analysis, Omnia Media
  • Michael Halpern, Development & Production Coordinator, MTV
  • Reem Hassani, Publicity Coordinator, The Walt Disney Studios
  • Logan Kriete, Production Assistant in Scripted Development & Current Series, Amblin TV
  • Katie La Bouff, Agent Trainee in TV Literature/Assistant to Josh Hornstock, United Talent Agency
  • Heather Manning, Television Tracking Coordinator, Variety Insight
  • Bethany McHugh, Executive Assistant, Development and Programming – International & Domestic, Fox Television Studios
  • Jake Poteat, Development Coordinator, FYI
  • Catherine Roscart, Executive Assistant to the Head of Creative Development and Original Programming, Bento Box Entertainment
  • Matthew Rosenthal, Programming and Development Coordinator, The History Channel
  • Grace Scott, Business Affairs and Acquisitions Assistant, Participant Media/pivot
  • Katy Sherman, Assistant, Comedy Development and Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company
  • Beth Wickman, Executive Assistant to Creative Director & Executive Producer Adam Freeman, Thinkfactory Media
  • Ivana Zbozinek, Coordinator, Office of Vivi Zigler, President of Shine 360 & Digital, Shine America
  • Parul Agrawal, Drama Development, Warner Bros TV
  • Kelsey Balance, Programming Coordinator, pivot
  • Elizabeth Bohinc, Assistant, Drama Development, ABC Entertainment
  • Jessie Dicovitsky, Manager, Original Programming, Showtime Networks
  • Ray Hogan, Executive Assistant, CAA
  • Alexandra D. Long, Assistant to Ken Kaplan, The Gersh Agency
  • Kasey Morrison, Executive Assistant, Original Programming, Disney Junior
  • Sarah Murphy-Katz, Executive Assistant to EVP of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment
  • Keith Nietupski, Coordinator, Programming & Development, ABC Family
  • Neil Padover, Associate Producer, truTV
  • John Perez, Freelance Casting Producer
  • Dafina Roberts, Content Strategy Coordinator – Niche Networks, Nickelodeon
  • Mike Stein, Coordinator, Development, Davis Entertainment
  • Eden Sutley, Production Coordinator, truTV
  • Ari Tan, Content Distribution & Marketing Executive, Viacom Media Networks
  • Meredith Willis, Current Programs, CBS


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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