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Paley International Council

Chaired by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., the distinguished Paley International Council 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.

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. 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.


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Summit Delegates Included

• Christiane Amanpour

• Alfonso de Angoitia

• Former Secretary of State James Baker III

• David Baszucki

• Commissioner Gary Bettman

• Britain’s Prime Minister Tony Blair

• Michael Bloomberg

• Aryeh Bourkoff

• Spain’s King Juan Carlos

• France’s President Jacques Chirac

• Adriana Cisneros

• Barry Diller

• Mike Fries

• Alessandra Galloni

• Commissioner Roger Goodell

• Angelina Jolie

• Steve King

• Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

• German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

• Ynon Kreiz

• Debra Lee

• Alex Mahon

• Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr.

• Former Director of the FBI Robert S. Mueller

• James Murdoch

• Rupert Murdoch

• Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto

• Arnaud de Puyfontaine

• Shari Redstone

• Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

• Brian Roberts

• Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

• Faiza Saeed

• Sheryl Sandberg

• Ted Sarandos

• Eric Schmidt

• Commissioner Adam Silver

• Evan Spiegel

• Phil Spencer

• Joseph C. Tsai

• Hans Vestberg

• Jennifer C. Witz

• Christopher Wray

• Strauss Zelnick


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

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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The Paley Center for Media 
Board of Trustees


Paley International Council Member Companies

Allen & Company LLC

Alliance Media

Altice USA

AMC Networks

Apple, Inc.

A-Rod Corp.

Bloomberg Associates



Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Doğan Group

Discovery, Inc.

Electronic Arts



Globo Media Group

Globo Ventures

Grupo Salinas

Grupo Televisa

The Guardian

Hasbro, Inc.


Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Integrated Media Company

Interpublic Group

Janlison SL

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

JMCMRJ Foundation

Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Liberty Global

LinkedIn Corporation

LionTree LLC

LUPA Systems LLC

Major League Baseball

McKinsey & Company


National Football League

National Hockey League



Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP


The Procter & Gamble Company

Publicis Groupe

Riot Games

Ryan Seacrest Enterprises


Snap Inc.


Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Tyler Perry Studios


Univision Communications Inc.



Vice Media


The Walt Disney Company

Warner Music Group


William S. Paley Foundation


Wolf Entertainment


List current as of April 2021