The Hollywood Radio and Television Society (HRTS) and the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) have re-teamed in 2013 to host the Next Generation Committee, open exclusively to HRTS's junior membership (JHRTS) and designed to provide access for the best and brightest up-and-coming television executives to the Festival’s most promising emerging television producers and writers.



2013 NYTVF-HRTS Next Generation Committee

  • Kelsey Balance, Executive Assistant to Evan Shapiro, Pivot TV
  • Jared Blitz, Creative Manager, Branded Entertainment, Platinum Rye Entertainment 
  • Elizabeth Bohinc, Scripted Development Assistant, Syfy
  • Nicolas Borenstein, NY Office Manager, Pivot TV
  • Bradley Cherna, Director, Televison Production and Development, The Weinstein Company
  • Francis Chervenak, Assistant to Josh Pearl, ICM Partners
  • Jessie Dicovitsky, Coordinator, Showtime Networks
  • Caryn Ganeles, Big Fish Entertainment, Executive/Development Coordinator
  • Raysean Hogan, Executive Assistant, Eric Feig Entertainment & Media Law Inc.
  • Alexandra D. Long, Creative Assistant to Erich Recker, LBI Entertainment
  • Kate Lupo, Agent Trainee, TV Lit Department, ICM Partners
  • Kasey Morrison, Original Programming Assistant, Disney Junior
  • Sarah Murphy-Katz, Executive Assistant to Executive Vice President of ABC Media Group, Primetime Current Series & Specials, ABC Network
  • Keith Nietupski, Executive Assistant, Programming & Development, ABC Family
  • Dafina Roberts, Executive Assistant, Original Programming & Events, Nickelodeon
  • Sophia Parkison, Literary Assistant, Principato-Young Entertainment
  • John Perez, Casting Associate. USA, Syfy & Universal Cable Productions
  • Carina Sposato, Executive Assistant, Media Rights Capital
  • Mike Stein, Assistant, TV Development, FilmEngine
  • Eden Sutley, Production Coordinator, Turner Broadcasting – truTV
  • Ari Tan, Ad Sales Finance Executive, Viacom Media Networks
  • Tracy Taylor, Production Supervisor, Walt Disney Studios
  • Lea Viceral, Marketing Coordinator, Digital & Print Creative, NBC 
  • Meredith Willis, Executive Assistant, Current Programs, CBS Network 

  • Parul Agrawal, Drama Development, Warner Bros TV
  • Dan Bodansky, Manager, Dixon Talent
  • Pia Chikiamco, Coordinator, TV Production, Mosaic
  • RD Delgado, Associate Producer, The Cortez Brothers
  • Amanda Krentzman, Manager of Development, Electus
  • Brandon Meyer,Scripted Coordinator,FremantleMedia North America
  • Alicia Nunez, Current Programming Coordinator, The CW
  • Neil Padover, Development Coordinator, truTV
  • Amanda Tomasetti, Assistant, The Tannenbaum Company



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 2013 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.


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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