Board of Governors
Two-time Emmy Award winner Seth Shapiro is a leading advisor in business innovation, media and technology. He has worked with clients including The Walt Disney Company, Comcast, Intel, IPG, NBC, Showtime, RTL, Telstra, DIRECTV, Universal, Slamdance, Goldman Sachs, NGOs and a range of new ventures.
Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is a Governor of the Television Academy, and sits on its Executive Committee. He has served as a frequent Expert Witness, including before the FCC, and has been quoted in publications including The Economist, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg, AP, PBS and The Daily Mail. As Head of Production at DIRECTV Advanced Services, he launched over 25 services, including TiVo by DIRECTV, the world’s first major DVR platform.
Shapiro sits on the Annenberg Research Council and the Producer Guild's New Media Council. He is a Magna cum Laude graduate of New York University and was Adelbert Alumni Scholar at Case Western Reserve University. His book Television: Innovation, Disruption, and the World’s Most Powerful Medium will be released in June of 2016.