Sheeraz Hasan to Address NATPE Conference

The National Association of Television Producers and Executives (NATPE) has announced the lineup of speakers for its annual conference to be held in Las
Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center from January 25-27 of next year. Joining Ted Turner and FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps on the docket is Sheeraz Hasan, the 30-year-old founder, host, and CEO of Tinseltown TV,of Pakistan origin who has made waves with his multi-award-winning show which reaches 500 million people in 130 countries.
Sheeraz has one of the most remarkable rags-to-riches tales in show business, and he will be telling the story of his journey - from selling milkshakes in his London cafe to hosting and producing a globally-broadcast television show in the space of less than two years. Moving rapidly from local to national distribution, to global on his newly-launched Web TV channel, Sheeraz has made history as the first Muslim to
conquer Hollywood, and the secrets of his success will be divulged at the three-day conference that will be attended by every television executive in the world.
The circumstances that brought this dynamic young go-getter to the forefront of the biggest gathering of television movers-and-shakers is equally incredible: NATPE CEO Rick Feldman was on a flight from the UK to LA when he picked up a copy of the London Times newspaper and saw Sheeraz on the cover, accompanied by an in-depth article about his remarkable success story.
Reading the praise lavished on Sheeraz by Creative
Artists Agency founder Rowland Perkins, Feldman knew that here was someone who could inspire the younger generation to break into the television industry, and so he called Perkins immediately upon landing. Vouching for Sheeraz's dynamism and integrity, Perkins encouraged Feldman to book Sheeraz as a speaker, and put the two of them in touch.
Sheeraz will be speaking at 2:45pm on Thursday, January 27, in the Presentation Theater of Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas at the NATPE 2005 Conference. For more information on Sheeraz, log on to or


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