Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mitchell Rubenstein is a founder of Hollywood Media and has served as its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since its inception in January 1993. Mr. Rubenstein was a founder of the Sci-Fi Channel, a cable television network that was acquired from Mr. Rubenstein and Laurie Silvers by USA Network in March 1992. Mr. Rubenstein served as President of the Sci-Fi Channel from January 1989 to March 1992 and served as Co-Vice Chairman of the Sci-Fi Channel from March 1992 to March 1994. Prior to founding the Sci-Fi Channel, Mr. Rubenstein practiced law for 10 years. Mr. Rubenstein received a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977 and a Masters in Tax Law from New York University School of Law in 1979. He currently serves on the NYU Tax Law Advisory Board and is a member of the Founders Society, New York University, and is a member of the University of Virginia School of Law Business Advisory Council. He is also Chairman of the Board of Advisors of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University. Together with Ms. Silvers, Mr. Rubenstein was named Co-Business Person of the Year, City of Boca Raton, Florida in 1992. Mr. Rubenstein is married to Laurie S. Silvers.
LAURIE S. SILVERS
Laurie S. Silvers is a founder of Hollywood Media and has served as its Vice-Chairman, President and Secretary since its inception in January 1993. Ms. Silvers was a founder of the Sci-Fi Channel, of which she served as Chief Executive Officer from January 1989 to March 1992 and Co-Vice Chairman from March 1992 to March 1994. Prior to founding the Sci-Fi Channel, Ms. Silvers practiced law for 10 years. Ms. Silvers received a J.D. degree from University of Miami School of Law in 1977. Ms. Silvers has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami, the Board of Directors of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Florida, and the International Board of Governors of the Children's World Blood Bank. She is a mentor for at risk teenage girls with the Women of Tomorrow organization.
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer
Tammy Hedge joined Hollywood Media Corp. in June 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Hedge is responsible for all corporate finance, treasury and accounting functions for the Company and its subsidiaries, including cash management, preparation of financial statements, and SEC reporting. Since September 2006, Ms. Hedge has been the Chief Financial Officer of a privately held cable TV operator. From July 2004 to July 2006, Ms. Hedge was Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Ion Media Networks Inc. (formerly called Pax TV), which owns a broadcast television station group and the i network, and was publicly traded during Ms. Hedge’s employment. From August 1999 to June 2004, Ms. Hedge was the Financial Controller of Dycom Industries, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange that provides specialty contracting services primarily for cable TV and phone companies. In these positions, Ms. Hedge was responsible for certain corporate finance, treasury and accounting functions. Ms. Hedge received a Bachelor in Science degree with dual majors in Accounting and Computer Science from East Tennessee State University in 1982.