International Council Membership

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Co-chaired by Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and Henry A. Kissinger, the distinguished Paley International Council is an invitation-only membership community comprised of the world’s most important entertainment, media, and technology executives. The Council provides advice and guidance on the Paley Center’s global programs and initiatives, including the renowned Paley International Council Summit.

Paley International Council Summit, often referred to as the “Davos of Media,” brings together global leaders and CEOs of the world’s most important media companies, to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster a sense of community.

Benefits of Paley International Council Membership

USD $10,000

  • Seat on the prestigious Paley International Council

  • Two (2) Delegate passes to the Paley International Council Summit

  • Four (4) VIP tickets to the Chairman’s Opening Night reception of the Paley International Council Summit

  • Exclusive VIP access to the Paley Center in NY for hosting business meetings (up to four (4) times per year; subject to availability)

  • Preferred Council rates for use of the Paley Center in NY for private events

  • VIP tickets to special events at the Paley Center in NY when in town (subject to availability)

  • Company name included as part of the esteemed Paley International Council on the Center’s website & in Annual Report

  • Dedicated Paley Center concierge to assist with Member benefits


About Paley International Council Summit

The Annual Summit, often referred to as the “Davos of Media,” brings together global leaders and CEOs of the world’s most important media companies, to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster a sense of community. The Summit was first held in 1995 in Italy, and, over the years, has been held in China, South Africa, Germany, Austria, India, Monaco, Spain, France, Turkey, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.


Past & Current Summit Delegates Include

  • Tim Armstrong
  • Former Secretary of State James Baker III
  • Jeff Bewkes
  • Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Spain’s King Juan Carlos
  • Peter Chernin
  • France’s President Jacques Chirac
  • Gustavo Cisneros
  • Barry Diller
  • Nancy Dubuc
  • Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
  • German Chancellor Helmut Kohl
  • Norman Lear
  • Leslie Moonves
  • Former Director of the FBI Robert Mueller III
  • James Murdoch
  • Rupert Murdoch
  • Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto
  • Sumner Redstone
  • Brian Roberts
  • Michael Roth
  • Sheryl Sandberg
  • Eric Schmidt
  • Sir Martin Sorrell
  • David Zaslav
  • China’s President Jiang Zemin

Please note: titles reflect positions at the time of participation.

The Paley Center for Media Board of Trustees


Frank A. Bennack, Jr.


President & CEO

Maureen J. Reidy


Vice Chair

Mel Karmazin


Robert Altman

Alfonso de Angoitia

Brandon Beck

Gary B. Bettman

Adam Bird

Aryeh B. Bourkoff

Brandon Burgess

Adriana Cisneros

Cesar Conde

Steve Cooper

Anne del Castillo

Arzuhan Doğan Yalçindağ

Nancy Dubuc

Tami Erwin

David Eun

Cristiana Falcone

Mike Fries

Dexter Goei

Brian Goldner

Roger Goodell

Robert Greenblatt

Gérard Guillemot

Judy Hart Angelo

Robert A. Iger

John H. Josephson

Jeffrey Katzenberg

David Kenny

Steve King

Henry A. Kissinger

Debra Lee

Robert D. Manfred, Jr.

Roberto Marinho Neto

John Martin

Jonathan Miller

Daniel L. Mosley

James Murdoch

Lachlan Murdoch

Katherine Oliver

William C. Paley

Tyler Perry

James Pitaro

Richard Plepler

Arnaud de Puyfontaine

Shari Redstone

Michael I. Roth

Vincent Sadusky

Faiza J. Saeed

Josh Sapan

Robert B. Schumer

Ryan Seacrest

Stanley S. Shuman

Edward Skyler

Phil Spencer

Evan Spiegel

David Stern

Jeff Weiner

Dick Wolf

David Zaslav

Strauss Zelnick

List current as of November 2019

International Council Member Companies

2023 LLC

Allen & Company LLC

Alliance Media

Altice USA

AMC Networks

Bloomberg Associates


Channel 4



Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Discovery, Inc.

Disney Media Networks & ESPN

Doğan Holding


Globo Comunicacao e Participacoes S.A

Grupo Televisa

The Guardian

Hasbro, Inc.



Integrated Media Company

Interpublic Group

ION Media Networks

J.P. Morgan Chase

JMCMRJ Foundation

Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Liberty Global

LinkedIn Corporation

LionTree LLC

LUPA Systems LLC

Major League Baseball

McCann Worldgroup

McKinsey & Company


National Basketball Association

National Football League

National Hockey League


New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment


Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Publicis Groupe

Riot Games

Ryan Seacrest Enterprises

Samsung NEXT


Snap Inc.

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Tyler Perry Studios


Univision Communications Inc.



Vice Media


The Walt Disney Company

Warner Music Group

WarnerMedia Entertainment

William S. Paley Foundation


Wolf Entertainment

ZeniMax Media

List current as of November 2019