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October 19, 2017

NAMIC is currently recruiting leaders for local chapter officer positions. Only current members of NAMIC are eligible to run for an elected position. This year, four chapters are holding elections: NAMIC-Carolinas, NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic, NAMIC-Southern California and NAMIC-Texas. If you're interested and would like more information, please click here. Nomination deadline is November 1, 2017.

Becoming a chapter officer provides individuals with a plethora of opportunities to develop leadership and business and strategic management skills. In your role, you will be able to:
  • Build Efficient & Effective Teams
  • Discover how to  Delegate Authority
  • Expedite your  Career Development
  • Network  with peers, colleagues and other industry leaders
  • Solidify your place  in the media & entertainment industry
  • Develop your  Personal Brand
  • Increase your  Exposure and Visibility
  • Polish your  Leadership & Management Skills
  • Most importantly...Have fun!
NAMIC has a prolific history of developing phenomenal leaders that have become titans in the movement to educate, empower and advocate for multi-ethnic diversity in the media and entertainment industry. Become a leader today!

As a reminder, if you're a non-member and attend a local NAMIC event, you can join on the spot and receive up to 10% off your NAMIC membership! Feel free to inquire at your next event. Please also see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
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In This Issue

The Wall Street Journal
When it comes to corporate ambition, women of color are far more likely than white women to say they aspire to a top executive role, according to a new study from LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co., which surveyed 70,000 women and men in North America. Yet black, Latina and Asian women still hold only 3% of C-suite roles, compared with 16.7% of entry-level roles, the study found.

Diwali is the festival of lights. It's an ancient Hindu harvest festival that celebrates the victory of light over darkness - of good over evil; five days when Hindu families and friends gather in their homes and on the streets to celebrate life through lights, food, gifts, and fireworks.

Sports Illustrated
This list, which is unranked, defines influence by how each person affects the fan experience. These household names don't just offer a diverse perspective-they enrich the American sports landscape. NAMIC-New England chapter board leader and ELDP Class XIV alumnus  Hugo Balta, Senior Director, Hispanic Initiatives, ESPN has been recognized. 
mitú, a Latino-focused digital network, has partnered with Sony Pictures Animation to launch the mitú / Sony Pictures Animation Accelerator program. mitú's Accelerator is a hands-on training and mentorship program that teaches participants every aspect of the digital media industry.

CNBC by Soledad O'Brien, journalist and host of "American Graduate Day"
Mentorship has been shown to have significant positive effects on at-risk and underrepresented students, but this ongoing guidance is critical in helping them progress through post-secondary education and training programs and, ultimately, in the workforce.

The company's India research division announced a dataset cataloguing the genders and relationships of characters in 4,000 Bollywood movies, in addition to details of the movie's plots, and representations on movie posters and trailers. The dataset will allow researchers to use machine learning algorithms, which specialize in finding complex patterns within data, to pick out different ways bias is quantitatively shown throughout the movies.


CBS is developing a single-camera comedy series from Aline Brosh McKenna and Rene Gube of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," Variety has learned. Titled "Big Men," the series would follow an Asian-American rookie professional basketball player who dreams of a baller lifestyle. But standing in his way are his 13-year-old twin sisters whom he co-parents with his overbearing immigrant father.

Lopez is developing a dramedy titled Rosarito Beach with CBS through her Nuyorican Productions and Universal Television. The one-hour show will shed light on Latino stereotypes and focus on two women attorneys, one of which opens a law firm in San Diego to deal with immigration cases at the border between the United States and Mexico.

Broadcasting & Cable
Olympusat, Inc., one of the largest independent media companies specializing in the ownership, distribution, production and technical services of Spanish and English-language networks, announced the addition of ZEE Mundo to VEMOX™, the company's OTT TV Everywhere solution.


During Diwali, people in India generally buy new things for their homes and present gifts to near and dear ones. Taking this as an opportunity, brands have not left any stone unturned to reach out to consumers.
Too many brands are failing to recognize that a significant percentage of their future growth will be generated by Hispanic consumers. We spoke to Margie Bravo, Multicultural Marketing Manager at Nestle, about Best Practices for preparing your brand for a Multicultural world, how many brands are misusing data, and the danger of cultural messaging be driven by assumptions.

NAMIC-New England chapter board leader and ELDP Class XIV alumnus Hugo Balta, Senior Director, Hispanic Initiatives, ESPN has been recognized on the Sports Illustrated 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports for his work advocating for diversity in sports, constantly highlighting the beauty of multiculturalism and Hispanic representation.   

NAMIC-New York member and ELDP Class XIII alumnus Anthony DiCosmo, Senior Vice President, Sports Marketing and Content Development, Nickelodeon has been recognized on the  Leaders Top 40 Under 40 List.

Congratulations to the NAMIC & Sava360 Present The "Startup Pitch" Competition Winners! The competition was sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal.

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements. Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.

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