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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 Paley International Council
  • Four (4) Delegate passes to the Paley International Council Summit
  • Invitation to private meeting with Summit Co-Chairs and members of the Paley International Council during the Summit
  • Priority during the Paley International Council Summit Q&As
  • Priority access to roundtables and networking at the Paley International Council Summit
  • Invitation to the annual roundtable meeting with the Paley International Council to share insights and thought leadership on the industry and global landscape
  • VIP invitations and opportunity to participate in the quarterly 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 (if conditions allow)
    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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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

• Mike Fries

• Commissioner Roger Goodell

• Angelina Jolie

• Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

• German Chancellor Helmut Kohl

• Norman Lear

• Debra Lee

• 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

• Howard Schultz

• Commissioner Adam Silver

• 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


Alfonso de Angoitia
Brandon Beck
Gary B. Bettman
Adam Bird
Andy Bird, CBE
Aryeh B. Bourkoff
Adriana Cisneros
Cesar Conde
Steve Cooper
Eddy Cue
Wade Davis
Anne del Castillo
Tami Erwin
Cristiana Falcone
Mike Fries
Dexter Goei
Roger Goodell
Judy Hart Angelo
Alberto Ibargüen
Robert A. Iger
John H. Josephson

Jeffrey Katzenberg
David Kenny
Jason Kilar
Steve King
Henry A. Kissinger
Jim Lanzone
Mark Lazarus
Debra Lee
Marne Levine
Robert D. Manfred, Jr.
Paulo Marinho
Crystal McCrary
Jonathan Miller
Daniel L. Mosley
James Murdoch
Lachlan Murdoch
Katherine Oliver
Dawn Ostroff
William C. Paley
Tyler Perry
James Pitaro
Marc Pritchard

Arnaud de Puyfontaine
Shari Redstone
Alex Rodriguez
Michael I. Roth
Faiza J. Saeed
Ricardo B. Salinas
Josh Sapan
Robert B. Schumer
Ryan Seacrest
Stanley S. Shuman
Adam Silver
Edward Skyler 
Phil Spencer
Evan Spiegel
Jeff Weiner
Andrew Wilson
Dick Wolf 
David Zaslav 
Strauss Zelnick

As of November 2021

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