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Who Taught Them Everything They Know?


June 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


The Television Academy cordially invites members and a guest to join us for

Who Taught Them Everything They Know?

Personal Conversations about Mentorship in Television

In a set of lively panels, industry professionals from executives to choreographers talk about how mentors helped to guide and influence their careers. Each conversation will examine the lasting impact of mentors in shaping the journey from a big break to the responsibility of paying it forward to the next generation.

Mentees of Brandon Tartikoff will celebrate the legacy of the late, revered executive and his influence on television through the power of mentorship. They will speak about their time with Brandon during his legendary time of launching NBC into its number one status and how his leadership helped guide and shaped their entertainment careers.

This accomplished panel includes:

  • Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, Freeform - Associate, Drama Development, and subsequently Manager, Current Drama Programs, NBC Entertainment*
  • Vince Manze, Principal/Founder - InVinceable Media LLC - former Senior Vice President Marketing NBC Network - later promoted to Co-President/Creative Director NBC Agency*
  • Lori Openden, Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, The CW Television Network - former Vice President Talent & Casting, NBC Entertainment*
  • Jamie Tarses, Producer - former Manager of Development at NBC Studios*

Moderated by

  • Preston Beckman, Chairman, The Beckman Group - former Vice President Audience Research, NBC*

*Positions held while working with Brandon Tartikoff.

During additional panels, inspiring discussion between mentors and mentees sharing their memories of the person who taught them "everything they know" will include:

  • Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
  • Carrie Ann Inaba (Dancing with the Stars)
  • Dave Mandel (Veep)
  • Mandy Moore (So You Think You Can Dance)
  • Eboni Nichols (Jane the Virgin)
  • Paul Scheer (Veep/The League)
  • and more!


Only Television Academy Members with valid membership cards. Seating is subject to availability; first come, first served. Admittance is not guaranteed.

We look forward to seeing you!


June 26, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm


Wolf Theatre
at Saban Media Center
Television Academy
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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Complimentary parking in the structure adjacent to the Saban Media Center.

Cars arriving before 6:00pm will be charged $15. Click here for other parking options.

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