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December 8, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

'Tis the season for NAMIC holiday parties and educational programming to help boost your leadership skills while providing essential networking opportunites. 

Give yourself the gift of NAMIC membership!
Advance your career by honing your leadership skills, developing valuable mentoring relationships and networking with industry influencers.  Join NAMIC or renew your membership by December 20 at 11:59 P.M. to receive 20% off with promo code NAMIC20 and for a chance to win incredible holiday prizes:
  • Grand Prize - American Express Gift Card Valued at $1,000.00
  • Second Prize - PlayStation 3: Harry Potter - 3D Movie Pack (courtesy of TV One)
  • Third Prize - Game of Thrones Gift Basket (courtesy of HBO)

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications
In This Issue
Deadline December 12


Fortune's annual list of companies in the U.S. doing the most to create inclusive cultures for minorities, LGBT employees, and women.
Pixar's plans for the next few years mostly involve a bunch of hotly anticipated sequels. Toy Story 4, Cars 3, and The Incredibles 2 will keep us all busy through at least 2019. But Lee Unkrich, the same guy who co-directed confirmed classic Monsters Inc. with Pete Docter and David Silverman, is stepping up with something fresh in next year's Coco.
This change in political attitudes towards cultural diversity may be putting companies in a bit of bind. While multicultural living can be challenging for communities, cultural diversity can also serve as a boost to creativity and innovation.
The African American Film Critics Association released a statement Monday morning, praising 2016 as the best year for the black community in cinema with its diversity in both casting and storylines.
As an Asian-American woman, I've had any number of opportunities to see someone who looked like me on the big and small screen. But Asian-American male characters have exactly the opposite problem. They're rarely cast in the sexy, romantic roles and are more typically relegated to stereotypes or caricatures.
Human Rights Campaign
The nation's major companies and law firms are advancing in record numbers vital policies and practices to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers around the world, according to the 2017 Corporate Equality Index released by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization.

Claire Smith, the first African-American female newspaper reporter to cover Major League Baseball on a daily basis, has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, the top honor for a baseball writer.


For the first time in the history of Spanish-language television, Telemundo announced the launch of a 360-degree virtual reality experience to engage with viewers in advance of the launch of its upcoming Super Series™ "El Chema." 
The Hollywood Reporter
Derek Chang, head of international lifestyle channels at Scripps Networks Interactive spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about Scripps' approach to making its lifestyle channels, including HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, even bigger players in international markets, why the company's U.S. content travels well, how important local programming is in foreign markets and how Scripps is using innovative distribution models abroad.

Companies that employ and market to teens and Millennials need to know that many of their stakeholders are hurting, in fear and coping with unprecedented uncertainty right now. Brands need to provide a forum to hear and address these concerns.

In a move to reach younger, mobile-oriented viewers, CNN acquired mobile video app Beme, co-founded by Casey Neistat, one of the most widely-followed videomakers on YouTube.


Congratulations to The Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media on their visit to the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. In celebration of diversity and inclusion, NAMIC-New York member, Rahsaan Harris, PhD, President & CEO of The Emma Bowen Foundation, will ring today's Nasdaq Closing Bell. 

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