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September 13, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,


We're getting excited about the stellar sessions for the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference here at NAMIC HQ. Don't miss "Transforming Culture and Identity Into Leadership Muscle" on Tuesday, October 16 sponsored by Turner featuring NAMIC ELDP alumni sharing their success stories in the industry.

Be sure attend the 2018 Next Generation Leader Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17 recognizing these four multicultural business leaders and luminaries in the media and entertainment industry for their career successes and commitment to fostering diversity in the workplace. Purchase tickets here!
  • Cable MSO:  Tamara Bowens , Group VP, Field Marketing and Sales Enablement, Spectrum Enterprise, Charter Communications
  • Cable Programmer: Veronica Molina, Executive Director, News Standards & Practices, CNN Worldwide
  • Creative Discipline: Jennifer Perri, VP, Univision Creator Network, Univision Communications In
  • Tech Company/Discipline: Saleem Malkana, VP, Product, New Digital Business, AMC Networks 

32nd Annual NAMIC Conference - Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes

Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes at this year's 
32nd Annual NAMIC Conference October 16-17th at the New York Marriott Marquis featuring a keynote by Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" and  Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO Emeritus of BET Networks, as the recipient of the 2018 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award. Also, Mediacom EVP Italia Commisso Weinand and TV One's General Manager Michelle Rice to serve as honorary co-chairs.

The conference Agenda is now available! Click here to check it out.

Call for  Volunteers! If you're interested and available,  please click here to complete the online application by Friday, September 14, 2018.

Back by popular demand, the  NAMIC/Sava360 'Shark Tank' Style "Startup Pitch Competition" is open for entries.  Click here for more information and to enter by Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

Is your company interested in sponsoring? Contact Sandra Girado, VP, Event and Partner Relations at or call the NAMIC National office at 212-594-5985.


In This Issue

NAMIC-New England/Hustle & Thrive held their 2nd Annual Evening of Entrepreneurship & Media on the beautiful island of Martha's Vineyard.

Paramount Taps NAMIC ELDP Class VIII alumnus and past board chair 
Michael D. Armstrong As EVP Worldwide TV Licensing & Operations


Hulu and Discovery announced a wide-ranging partnership that will see Discovery's live and on-demand programming added to Hulu's streaming service.


Nike's sales have gone up amid a backlash over the 30th-anniversary "Just Do It" campaign starring Colin Kaepernick, the football player who started the #TakeAKnee movement in 2016.

The New York Times
Shows are scrambling to hire more minorities, but the pipeline of experienced writers is thin, a problem of the industry's own making.

Comedy's "it" girl, Tiffany Haddish, winning Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, set the tone for what became a historic night at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. All four guest acting categories went to Black actors, Haddish, Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid's Tale) and Katt Williams (Atlanta).

The New York Times
Acknowledging a need to do "much more" to promote diversity, Warner Bros. and its corporate siblings, HBO and Turner Broadcasting, introduced a policy on Wednesday aimed at increasing the number of women and people of color involved in its movies and television shows.

ATV Network
Telemundo celebrates September with unprecedented programming events, the broadcaster has announced.
Life Site
Last week, Cartoon Network's Adventure Time became the latest example of mainstream American animation presenting homosexual attraction to young audiences, highlighting a trend that appears to be accelerating.

Gilberto Santa Rosa has joined forces with HBO Latino to celebrate 40 years in music with the premiere of his special 40...Y Contando, chronicling the last concert he performed in Puerto Rico.

Avocados From Mexico (AFM) is kicking off fall football season and gearing up for Hispanic Heritage Month with a targeted line-up of retail promotions, continuing to grow the category while encouraging avo-lovers to "Savor Every Moment" with complementary products for every occasion.

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 see below for upcoming event registration and program deadlines:
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