Paley Media Council Membership

The Paley Media Council is an exclusive membership community for entertainment, media, and technology industry executives and provides an independent forum for top industry leaders to explore the evolving way in which we create, consume, and connect through media and technology.

Featuring candid conversations with the best minds in the industry, the Paley Media Council offers events covering the full spectrum of media businesses for an exclusive membership audience.

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Gary B. Bettman, Commissioner, NHL; Roger Goodell, Commissioner, NFL; Robert D. Manfred, Jr., Commissioner, MLB ; Adam Silver, Commissioner, NBA; David Zaslav, President & CEO, Warner Bros. Discovery

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Ted Sarandos

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Jennifer Salke, Jess Cagle

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Robert Altman, Phil Spencer, Stanley Pierre-Louis, Yoshio Osaki, Strauss Zelnick, David Eun

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Sara Fischer, Dexter Goei

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Jimmy Pitaro, Hannah Storm

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Jessy Terrero, Claudia Sandoval, Flavio Morales, Cris Abrego, Veronica Villafañe

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Mara Brock Akil, Erik Logan

Paley Media Council   $3,250 ($2,890 is tax-deductible)

(For individuals who currently or have recently held a VP title or above; by application; non-transferrable)

  • Seat on the prestigious Paley Media Council
  • Invitations to all Paley Media Council programs throughout the year, including the renowned Paley Dialogue and Next Big Thing Series
  • Unparalleled access and live engagement with industry speakers and panelists during Paley Media Council programs
  • Connect and network with fellow industry leaders throughout the annual membership
  • VIP invitations to high-profile Paley events
  • One Paley Media Council guest pass*
  • Paley International Council Summit Complimentary Delegate Registration
    • VIP Delegate invitation to attend the annual Paley International Council Summit in November
    • VIP Invite to Opening Day Delegate luncheon
    • VIP Invite +1 guest to Chairman’s Opening Night reception
    • Hearing first-hand from industry CEOs, world dignitaries, and global leaders
    • Opportunity to participate in live Q&A with speakers
    • Network with industry leaders
    • Access to off-the-record sessions only available to Delegates and Members

*For Paley Dialogues and Next Big Thing Series

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Paley Patron Circle+   $3,950 ($3,380 is tax-deductible)

Enhance your Media Council Membership and unlock exclusive Patron level insider access to Paley’s public programs.

Paley Patron Circle+ Members have a front-row seat to go behind the scenes with TV’s hottest shows and the most acclaimed celebrities from sports, music, entertainment, and gaming! You will have the earliest access to our once-in-a-lifetime events, special concierge-level services, and exclusive talent meet-and-greets and photo opportunities.

  • Includes all the benefits of Paley Media Council Membership


  • Free year-round admission to The Paley Museum, including PaleyGX Gaming Studio & VR experience
  • 2 VIP tickets to any PaleyFest NY or LA event
  • 2 VIP tickets to 1 Patron Program with a private reception, talent meet-and-greet, and photo opportunity
  • VIP tickets to exclusive Opening Night Paley receptions for exhibits
  • VIP tickets to the renowned Conversations with a Curator series
  • VIP Presale access for all Paley public events
  • The opportunity to host birthday parties and events in The Paley Museum and PaleyGX Gaming Studio

Additional levels of Paley Patron Circle+ Membership are available. For more information or to apply for or upgrade your Media Council Membership, contact Rachel Risso-Gill, Director of Membership, at 212.621.6612 or

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Paley International Council Membership

Paley International Council—chaired by Frank A. Bennack, Jr.—is a 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.

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Rt Hon Jeremy Wright MP, Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Maureen J. Reidy

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Shari Redstone; Aryeh B. Bourkoff, Strauss Zelnick

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James A. Baker, III

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Frank A. Bennack, Jr.

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Robert Mueller

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Debra L. Lee

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James Murdoch, David Zaslav

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Angelina Jolie, Tom Brokaw

Paley International Council   $10,000

(By application; non-transferable)

  • Seat on the prestigious Paley International Council
  • Four (4) Delegate passes to the Paley International Council Summit
  • Priority during the Paley International Council Summit Q&As
  • Priority access to seating at the Paley International Council Summit
  • VIP invitations and opportunity to participate in the Paley International Council Program Series
  • VIP tickets to special events virtually or at the Paley Center in New York*
  • Company name included as part of the esteemed Paley International Council on the Center’s website and in Annual Report
  • Dedicated Paley Center concierge to assist with Member benefits
  • VIP Access to Paley Industry events
  • Priority during the Paley Industry programming Q&As
  • Additional in-person benefits
    o Four (4) VIP tickets to the Chairman’s Opening Night reception of the Paley International Council Summit
    o Exclusive VIP access to the Paley Center in NY for hosting business meetings (up to four (4) times per year*)
    o Preferred Council rates for use of the Paley Center in NY for private events

*Subject to availability

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