Mini Bio (1)
Scott Hettrick created the DVD Exclusive Awards and was producer of the December 2003 primetime special on FX from Dick Clark Prods. The home entertainment editor of Daily Variety, editor-in-chief of Video Business, syndicated columnist for Tribune/L.A. Times, and former reporter at The Hollywood Reporter, is also the founder of Hollywood trade magazine DVD Exclusive.
Hettrick, a frequently featured industry expert on TV programs and in national newspapers, has coined and helped popularize now-common terms in the industry such as "Digital Video Recorder (DVR)" and "Video Premiere movies" / "DVD Premiere movies." He has also established many industry firsts and now-entrenched reporting practices such as combined consumer spending on the rental and purchase of home video programming and studio market-share, and total viewers of a cable program rather than ratings.
A native of Philadelphia and longtime resident of Independence, Missouri, who moved to Los Angeles in 1991, Hettrick has reviewed more than 5,000 movies, TV programs, videos/DVDs and videogames for newspapers, magazines and cable shows. He created the Kansas City Star newspaper's first two weekly home video review columns from 1987 - 1992 and the first weekly cable program and videogame review columns for the Independence (Mo.) Examiner from 1982-1985. As production director at Landmark Cablevision, Hettrick wrote, produced and hosted several weekly local cable TV programs on movies, entertainment and local affairs from 1978 - 1981 before becoming public relations director and later system manager.
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