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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.

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Benefits of Paley International Council Membership

International Council—USD $10,000
(By invitation or approval through application process; non-transferable)
  • Seat on the prestigious PALEYINTERNATIONALCOUNCIL
  • Two (2) Delegate passes to the PALEYINTERNATIONALCOUNCILSUMMIT
  • Four (4) VIP tickets to the Chairman’s Opening Night reception of the PALEYINTERNATIONALCOUNCILSUMMIT
  • 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 and in Annual Report
  • Dedicated Paley Center concierge to assist with Member benefits
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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

• Christiane Amanpour

• Alfonso de Angoitia

• Former Secretary of State James Baker III

• Commissioner Gary Bettman

• Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair

• Michael Bloomberg

• Spain’s King Juan Carlos

• Peter Chernin

• France’s President Jacques Chirac

• Adriana Cisneros

• Barry Diller

• Nancy Dubuc

• Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

• Commissioner Roger Goodell

• Angelina Jolie

• Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

• German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

• Norman Lear

• Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.

• Former Director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller III

• James Murdoch

• Rupert Murdoch

• Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto

• Arnaud de Puyfontaine

• Mark Read

• Shari Redstone

• Brian Roberts

• Michael Roth

• Faiza Saeed

• Sheryl Sandberg

• Eric Schmidt

• Commissioner Adam Silver

• Sir Martin Sorrell

• Evan Spiegel

• Hans Vestberg

• Christopher Wray

• David Zaslav

• Strauss Zelnick

• 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
Eddy Cue
Anne del Castillo
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
Alex Rodriguez
Michael I. Roth 
Vincent Sadusky
Faiza J. Saeed
Josh Sapan
Robert B. Schumer
Ryan Seacrest
Stanley S. Shuman
Edward Skyler 
Phil Spencer
Evan Spiegel
Jeff Weiner
Andrew Wilson
Dick Wolf 
David Zaslav 
Strauss Zelnick

As of April 2020

International Council Member Companies

Allen & Company LLC

Alliance Media

Altice USA

AMC Networks


A-Rod Corp.

Bloomberg Associates

Channel 4



Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Discovery, Inc.

Disney Media Networks & ESPN

Electronic Arts


Globo Ventures

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 Football League

National Hockey League



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 April 2020