About Us

A Networking Event for Entertainment Professionals

A Conversation with Sr. Vice President of International Formats at CBS Paramount International TV: Let's Talk About TV!

Thursday, September 10, 2020
7:00-9:00PM PST

Remote/Virtual Location
Join us on Zoom via video/audio. RSVP below for access code.

About the Speaker
Paul Gilbert
is currently Senior Vice President, International Formats for ViacomCBS Global Distribution Group. Paul is responsible for the sales, production and acquisitions of CBS’ non-scripted and scripted formats. CBS’ library of non-scripted formats includes juggernauts Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Carpool Karaoke, Tough as Nails, America’s Next Top Model and many more. The scripted library includes The Good Wife, CSI, NCIS, I Love Lucy and Showtime titles The Affair, Ray Donovan and many more.

Prior to joining CBS, Paul was with Sony Pictures Television International where he had worldwide responsibility for Sony's catalog of non-scripted formats which also included sales, production and acquisitions. He was a veteran of 11 years at Sony and was originally hired to get them into the format business which didn’t exist at the time. Sony had a vast library of shows on the shelf just waiting to be licensed.

Prior to joining Sony, Paul headed up International Program Development for King World Productions where he was responsible for hundreds of their local productions including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and Hollywood Squares. He also doubled as a development executive for the U.S. television market.

Paul's career began at Merv Griffin Productions where he worked for 13 years producing many shows including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy and the classic hit show Dance Fever. He was also the producer of CBS' late night Pat Sajak Show. Additionally, he worked for Guber/Peters Entertainment, Bob Stewart Productions, Welk Entertainment and Merrill Heatter Productions where he produced the syndicated game show hit High Rollers and ABC game show Bargain Hunters.

Prior to working in television Paul started his working career on Wall Street.

Paul is one of the founding members of FRAPA along with David Lyle and Michel Rodrigue and was a member of its Steering Committee for 10 years. He is also a card holding member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America.

Space is Very Limited!

Always FREE for BiH Members
$45 for Non-BiH Members

(Members, send your RSVP to the dedicated email address that was provided in your welcome membership email. For other member questions, email here.)

(Discounted fee from regular $60, due to being a virtual event and not our usual live. Access code to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to the Paypal account used to pay.)

Interested in joining BiH to attend events for FREE and enjoy other benefits?
Click here for more info!

Check-out the PDF of premiere issue to our archived print magazine Hollywood & Vine!
Click cover image to access the last issue of our archived magazine:

Founded in May 2005, BReaKiNG iNTo HoLLyWooD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Admission cost is tax deductible. Upon receiving your RSVP, a confirmation email will be sent within 48 hours. Acceptable payments for the event include Check/Credit/Debit via the Paypal link above OR via Money Order payable to "Breaking into Hollywood" and send to 9595 Wilshire Blvd. 9th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

*Our organization has a no refund policy. (i.e. We do not offer refunds-- not even for participant no-shows, speaker/topic changes or other unforeseen circumstances.) We do however offer event credits when appropriate, upon board approval. Children under 16 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

If you have ANY questions, please call us at (310) 712-3459!

"Join Breaking Into Hollywood today! Why wait?!"

-- Angela M. Hutchinson, B.i.H. Founder