Hurrah for new HRTS officers


The Hollywood Radio and Television Society has named Kevin Beggs vp and Sarah Timberman secretary of the organization.

Beggs, who is president of television programming and production at Lionsgate, has been a board member for two years; Timberman, who is partner in 25C Prods., has served on the board since 2001.

In addition, nine new directors were elected to the HRTS Board: Alta Loma Entertainment's Jason Burns, City National Bank's Martha Henderson, BET Networks' Reginald Hudlin, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite's Tracy Katsky, Fox Broadcasting Co.'s Peter Liguori, Universal Media Studios' Katherine Pope, Starz Entertainment's Stephan Shelanski, CBC Paramount Network TV's David Stapf and Turner's Michael Wright.

HRTS' 2007-08 season kicks off Tuesday with "The Network Chiefs Summit" Newsmaker Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.