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The Museum of Television & Radio Announces Speaker Lineup for the 2004–2005 MT&R Industry Forum in Los Angeles

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Los AngelesCA—The Museum of Television & Radio announced today the speakers confirmed for the second season of the MT&R Industry Forum, the Museum's executive luncheon series for media, entertainment, and business professionals. The 2004-2005 MT&R Industry Forum lineup kicks off with Bernie Brillstein, founding partner, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment on Tuesday, October 5, 2004. Other speakers include Doug Herzog, president, Comedy Central; David Janollari, president, entertainment, The WB Network; Thomas Schlamme, producer/director, Shoe Money Productions; Dana Walden, president, Twentieth Century Fox Television; and Dick Wolf, creator and executive producer, the Law & Order-branded series. 

Initiated last year by Nancy Josephson, president of International Creative Management, and Gary Newman, president of Twentieth Century Fox Television—both members of the Museum's Los Angeles Board of Governors—the MT&R Industry Forum was created to facilitate discussions about current and future trends in the entertainment industry and provide networking opportunities. With the second season starting this October, the luncheons at the Museum offer entertainment executives the opportunity to engage in open dialogues not only with their peers, but also with prominent leaders from the media and entertainment communities.                                                                                                                       

"The Museum of Television & Radio presents a variety of programs for industry professionals in converging areas of expertise. Last year's inaugural season of the Industry Forum was an astounding success, and we look forward to building upon that achievement with the high-profile speakers already confirmed for the upcoming season," said Barbara Dixon, vice president and director of The Museum of Television & Radio in Los Angeles. 

Executives who are interested in participating in the MT&R Industry Forum should contact Becky Levikow at (310) 786-1033 or by Wednesday, September 17, 2004. 

The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, was founded by William S. Paley to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and to make them available to the public. Since opening in 1976, the Museum has organized exhibitions, screening and listening series, seminars, and education classes to showcase its preeminent collection of over 100,000 television and radio programs and advertisements and to provide a critical forum for the interpretation of these media and their significance in our society. Programs in the Museum's collection are selected for their artistic, cultural, and historic significance.

The Museum of Television & Radio in New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Both Museums are closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles. The public areas in both Museums are accessible to wheelchairs, and assisted listening devices are available. programs are subject to change. You may call the Museum in New York at (212) 621-6800 or in Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000. Visit the Museum's website at