Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts will be the featured speaker at a "newsmaker brunch" Tuesday, May 11, co-sponsored by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association as part of The Cable Show 2010 in Los Angeles.
HRTS reps said they're still working on selecting a moderator for the event, being billed as a "one-on-one conversation" with Roberts. The event is scheduled for May 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, in the Los Angeles Convention Center room 153.
"HRTS is committed to offering its members access to some of Hollywood's most accomplished executives," HRTS president Kevin Beggs said in a statement. "We are pleased to continue this tradition at our kick-off brunch co-sponsored with the NCTA at The Cable Show with keynote speaker Brian Roberts. His insights into the industry's future will provide a very exciting launch for the conference."
"This is the first time we have co-hosted an event with HRTS at a Cable Show, and it reinforces the importance to our business of the Hollywood creative community," added NCTA president and CEO Kyle McSlarrow. "This is a great opportunity for Hollywood insiders and other influential industry executives to benefit from attending and participating in the Show and the insights into the cable industry that it can provide."
The brunch event is open to all HRTS members and Cable Show attendees. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The ticket price for HRTS members is $105 and includes access to The Cable Show 2010 opening general session and an exhibit hall pass good for all day May 11. Tickets for Cable Show attendees are $75 and may be purchased at www.thecableshow.com/hrts-brunch.
The Cable Show 2010, NCTA's 59th annual convention and expo, is set to run May 11-13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.