Nina Tassler was named Chairman, CBS Entertainment, in February 2014. Serving as President since 2004, she led CBS Entertainment to great heights propelling it to be named America’s #1 Network during 12 of the 13 years of her tenure before announcing she would step down at the end of 2015.
Since parting from the Chair, she has taken on the role of Producer as a partner/co-founder in PatMa Productions alongside acclaimed director/producer Denise Di Novi. Under PatMa, the team is developing a variety of film, television and theatre projects with an emphasis on inclusion. Additionally, in 2017, Tassler successfully published her first book, What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women through Simon & Schuster. The book is comprised of essays from an array of iconic women leaders including Madeleine Albright, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Geena Davis, Peggy Orenstein, Cecile Richards and more.
Tassler serves on the Board of Jewish Family Services, is a member of the Ambassador Council of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and serves on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Executive Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Academy Foundation. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Boston University and the Board of Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ:HMTV).
Tassler earned a degree in theater arts from Boston University and worked for a theater company and a talent agency before moving on to television. Tassler resides in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.
- What I Told My Daughter:
- The message behind this book is not a “how-to,” but rather a journey into the lives and experiences of notable mothers with whom we all have something in common.
- These are words directly from the mothers themselves, their own voices, baring their souls.
- This is to provide comfort, reassurance, guidance, solace, camaraderie, hope, and relief for all mothers. Those who are willing to share these types of stories are brave.
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