Robert S. Ray, a television and feature film historian, entertainment archivist, and creative consultant joins Television, Ink. as Executive Head of Research.
Ray recently worked in the research department for Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, Amazon Prime and Shout Factory TV’s hit new classic TV talk show hosted and executive produced by Pilato, Television, Ink.’s President and CEO. Ray presently serves on the Board of Directors for Pilato’s Classic TV Preservation Society nonprofit organization is a member of the Society of Cinephiles, a former executive programmer for the distinguished Long Beach Film Forum of Long Beach, CA, and was positioned as Staff Writer for the popular Past Times Newsletter.
In 1980, Ray, originally from Houston, Texas, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Houston. With a sound economic and creative mind, Ray is “thrilled to become part of the Television, Ink. family,” which includes Director of Development David Holland (Hot in Cleveland, Rizzoli & Isles), and Chief Marketing Officer Bob Barnett (DTS Entertainment).
Says Ray: “Television, Ink.’s positive mindset harkens back to the golden days of Hollywood, and delivers fresh entertainment for the modern age. The uplifting spirit that TV and movies once brought to the world on a regular basis is now back on track with Television, Ink., and I am pleased to be associated with that kind of family entertainment’s return to prominence with a contemporary twist.”
Adds Pilato: “Rob Ray is one of those uniquely talented individuals whose core ilk is a perfect combination of creative gifts, perspective, information, and encyclopedic wisdom. He knows what makes a TV show or movie work or not work. He understands story and characterization in the history of all things entertainment And he also happens to be an outstanding human being. So, the totality of what Robert S. Ray brings to Television, Ink. is immeasurable.”