We are proud to continue our virtual programming to our members with leading media and entertainment sources we work with frequently.
Great panel with
HEIDI LINNEBACH (LA Times Executive Director of Entertainment), JULIA TURNER (LA Times Deputy Managing Editor of Arts & Entertainment), MATT BRENNAN (LA Times Television Editor), ELENA NELSON HOWE (Editor of The Envelope), and CRAIG NAKANO (LA Times Assistant Managing Editor) from LA TIMES/THE ENVELOPE.
Informative panel with Adam Chitwood and
Useful panel with Chris Rosen and Joyce Eng kicked off our virtual events for 2023.
Great session with the editors from Entertainment Weekly featuring Editor-in-Chief PATRICK GOMEZ and Executive Editors GERRAD HALL and CLARISSA CRUZ.
Fun conversation with the executive producers for the show. Premiere date Sept. 12th.
Successful and informative event!
Another well attended
TPEC virtual event with CENTRAL TALENT BOOKING featuring JOANNA JORDAN (Founder and CEO), KELLIE PROBST (Senior Vice President), and LINDSEY JOHNSON (Head of Los Angeles Office).
Our event featured TODD POLKES (Senior Producer), NATHAN GEDDIE (Digital Producer), and FELICIA GORDON (Talent Producer).
ELIZABETH WAGMEISTER (Chief Correspondent) and EMILY LONGERETTA (Senior TV Features Editor) joined us for a virtual panel and updated the members on the latest at the publication.
Another successful virtual event for our members with MARIGO MIHALOS (Senior Director, Talent Relations), DEIRDRE DOD (Senior Director, Talent Relations – West Coast), EMILY DOHERTY (Manager, Artist & Industry Relations), and SYMON (Co-Host, HITS 1 in Hollywood) from SIRIUS XM
TPEC virtual event with The LA Times/The Envelope featuring Elena Nelson Howe (Editor of The Envelope), Julia Turner (LA Times Deputy Managing Editor of Arts & Entertainment), and Matt Brennan (LA Times Television Editor).
TPEC virtual event with “BACKSTAGE” where we weclcomed a panel featuring Managing Editor, BENJAMIN LINDSAY
TPEC virtual event with “CBS MORNINGS,” a panel featuring SHAWNA THOMAS (Executive Producer for CBS Mornings), KACI SOKOLOFF (Head of Booking Department for CBS NEWS, and Senior Producer for CBS Mornings), and LAUREN HOENEMEYER (Supervising Producer of Entertainment & News Bookings at CBS Mornings).
Executive Director DIANE ANDERSON-MINSHALL, an award-winning journalist and activist for the LGBTQ+ community who oversees the following magazines: Out, Advocate, Plus, Out Traveler, and Pride.com.
PREMIERETV - Shayne Fraeke, CEO offered insight into the world of virtual press tours, virtual junkets, radio tours as well as what to expect as we return to normal. .
THE WRAP - This virtual TPEC meeting with TV Editor TONY MAGLIO and TV Reporter JENNIFER MAAS provided insight on how to work best with this trade publication.
TV GUIDE MAGAZINE - This virtual TPEC meeting with West Coast Bureau Chief JIM HALTERMAN, Executive Editor APRIL BERNARD, Senior Editor ERIC ANDERSSON, and Senior Writer DAMIAN HOLBROOK from “TV GUIDE MAGAZINE” provided valuable information to our members.
EW.COM - This virtual TPEC meeting with Senior News Editor JETHRO NEDEDOG, Digital News Director JILLIAN SEDERHOLM, and Special Projects Editor BRITTANY KAPLAN once again provided valuable information to our members.
PUBLICISTS TOOLS - featured tools that we all need as publicists—media coaching, media resources and charity. Great information shared by COO of Muck Rack NATAN EDELSBURG, Media Trainer JESS PONCE III, and Advocacy Director of Committee to Protect Journalists DR. COURTNEY RADSCH.
Informative panel with Podcast Producer HARLEY KONNER and Director of Content Distribution HARRIS LANE from “KAST MEDIA.”
Another wonderful panel with producers/bookers from the show including Bob Read, Dave Hettrick and Chris McDonald.
A panel with the producers from "THE REAL” - Executive Producer RACHEL MISKOWIEC, Co-Executive Producer TANIA L. WATSON, Senior Talent Producer STEVEN SCHILLACI, and Talent Producer ELIZABETH WARNER.
Conversation with JUAN MORALES, Editor-in Chief and GAIL POLEVOI Editor of emmy Magazine
Our panel with the television awards team from “Variety” that includes Senior Editor MIKE SCHNEIDER, Artisans Editor JAZZ TANGCAY, and Senior Features Editor of Television DANIELLE TURCHIANO was another huge success with over 100 members in attendance!
“HRTS” featuring MELISSA GREGO (CEO of HRTS), ODETTA WATKINS (President of HRTS, & EVP of Current Programming at Warner Bros), and DAN ERLIJ (Chairperson of the Board of HRTS, & Partner/Co-Head of TV Literary at UTA)
Our most recent panel featuring producers and talent from E! that included MELANIE BROMLEY, DINA SANSING, NINA PARKER, and JUSTIN SYLVESTER proved to be another very informative event. Members learned about the changes since the end of E! News and how to best pitch the linear and online outlets
Our conversation with Emmy Award winning Senior Producer/Head Booker Shant Petrossian and Nick Guillory, Head of Digital and Social provided plenty of insight on how to work best with the show.
We celebrated “Home & Family’s” 9th season with a panel featuring Tracy Verna Soiseth, Executive Producer, Laura Pierson, Co-Executive Producer, and Michael Hinkley, Co-Executive Producer. The show is back in full swing with many options for guest - in their studio or on zoom
Our virtual panel with the producers of EXTRA was another successful event. Lisa Gregorisch-Dempsey, Senior Executive Producer, Jeremy Spiegel, Executive Producer ,
Jennifer Aguillon, Senior Producer and Matthew Ferrell, Senior Supervising Producer, and Managing Editor, ExtraTV.com provided us with important pitching info.
This fall marks Access Hollywood's 25th Anniversary. Maureen FitzPatrick, Senior Executive Producer, Jenny Depper, Executive Editor of Digital Content and Strategy and Stewart Bailey, Executive Producer gave us insight on what to expect.
Today Show has been a part of morning television for 68 years and is one of TV’s longest running series. A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports. Today Show offers four hours of programming as well as a digital platform offering many opportunities for a variety of guest bookings. Our panelists, Abby Russ and Christina Manna, provided insight about navigating the booking process for both the show and the digital platform.
THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW is optimism TV, bringing information, inspiration, and entertainment to the daytime audience this fall. The one hour nationally syndicated daytime show is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and shot in New York City.
Known world-wide for her infectious brand of humor and positivity, host Drew Barrymore will share her undeniably relatable point of view on the show while celebrating every part of humanity along the way. Thanks to Head of Booking Ashley Posimato, SVP from Cultivated Entertainment and CO-EP Marianne Schaberg for all the information they shared with us.
Premiere date is September 14th
Rob Silverstein and his team for shared what the new PEOPLE show is looking for and how publicists can best work with the show. It was great to see a strong turnout with 80 television publicists in attendance representing dozens of networks, studios, streamers and agencies.
Each episode of PEOPLE will be available on People.com daily as well as breakout stories.
People.com currently has an amazing 50 million video views per month and 80 million uniques per month.
Our show will also be available on People’s Youtube Channel and breakout stories will be on PeopleTV as well. Premiere date is September 14th.
Our TPEC’s panel with Erin Johnson, Executive Producer of Entertainment Tonight, discussed how they are creating content while working remotely, what they are looking for in stories and pitches, and how publicists can best work with the show during this time.
SUMMER PRESS TOUR 2020
TPEC's first virtual event featured an engaging conversation with the leaders of CTAM, Vicki Lins & Mary Shaw. With nearly 80 members joining via zoom, we all learned what the first virtual press tour will look like this summer.
TPEC started 2020 with an amazing informational breakfast hosted by SiriusXM. The breakfast was attend by over 30 members of our group at the new studios in Hollywood. Speakers included Marigo Mihalos, Senior Director of Talent Relations, Molly Smith, producer, The Jess Cagle Show, and Julia Cunningham, host of The Jess Cagle Show.
This event was
Breakfast & Conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s Editor-in-Chief, JD Heyman
& Senior Editor, TV, Patrick Gomez.
The editors spoke about the new monthly format. They addressed how they plan to cover TV and streaming, story lead time as a monthly and how best to work with them on stories for online vs. in book.
This event was hosted by the TV Academy. It consisted of an informative session with key Academy personnel providing useful updates for upcoming Emmy season.
We gathered a panel of experts to lead a discussion on what to do when bad press happens to good people. How do we manage our talent and brands in this age of fast breaking news either in the press or on social media?
Sponsored by PopTV, with supporting sponsors including Babygrande PR, BECK Media and Endemol Shine North America. Our annual holiday party took place at the Eveleigh in WeHo this year.