The Paley Center for Media, the industry’s preeminent nonprofit dedicated to celebrating the cultural, creative, and social significance of media and its impact on society, today announced the addition of nine prominent executives to its prestigious Los Angeles Board of Governors: Cris Abrego, Co-Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas and Co-CEO, Endemol Shine North America; José Antonio Bastón Patiño, President of Television and Content, Grupo Televisa; Casey Bloys, President Programming, HBO; Paige Hayes, Entertainment, Media & Communications Advisory Leader, PwC; Stephen Hill, President, Programming, BET Networks; Michael E. Kassan, Chairman & CEO, MediaLink; Isaac Lee, Chief News, Entertainment and Digital Officer, Univision Communications Inc.; Janice Min, Co-President & Chief Creative Officer, The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group; and Jennifer Mullin, Co-Chief Executive Officer, FremantleMedia North America.
The Paley Center’s Los Angeles-based Board of Governors, comprised of leading executives in media and entertainment, offers advice and counsel in support of the organization’s mission to lead the conversation around today’s rapidly evolving media landscape. The Board also provides key input on L.A.-based strategy and operations, including public programs and exhibits, educational classes, workshops, and industry events hosted by the Media Council.
Abrego, Bastón Patiño, Bloys, Hayes, Hill, Kassan, Lee, Min, and Mullin join current Board members: Chris Albrecht, President and CEO, Starz, LLC; Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television Group; Peter Benedek, Founding Partner, United Talent Agency; Carl Beverly, Partner, Timberman/Beverly Productions; Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer, Executive Vice President, Hasbro, Inc.; Clifford W. Gilbert-Lurie, Senior Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP; Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment; Doug Herzog, President, Music and Entertainment Group, Viacom; Mike Hopkins, CEO, Hulu; Steve Lafferty, Managing Partner and Head of Television, CAA; Dick Lippin, Chairman & CEO, The Lippin Group; Steve Mosko; David Nevins, President & CEO, Showtime Networks Inc.; Gary Newman, Chairman & CEO, FOX Television Group; Justin Osofsky, VP, Global Operations & Media Partnerships, Facebook, Inc.; Rick Rosen, Founding Partner and Head of Television Department, WME Entertainment; Peter Roth, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Television Group; Philip W. Schuman, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting; Ben Sherwood, Co-Chairman, Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group; and Nina Tassler, Advisor and Former Chairman, CBS Entertainment.
“I’m thrilled to welcome this incredibly talented and creative group of leaders to our esteemed L.A. Paley Board,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “With the support of such innovative and visionary executives, we are most certain that the Paley Center will continue to lead and advance the ongoing conversation around the importance and intersection of media and technology.”
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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Archive – including special African-American, Hispanic, and LGBT collections – and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.