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July 20, 2017
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In This Issue


We're proud to share our latest Diversity & Inclusion Annual Report, summarizing the progress we've made across five focus areas, thanks to the passion and dedication of our employees and partners. 

Multichannel News
Executives at top cable operators Comcast and Charter Communications said policy battles, such as net neutrality, hurt the cable industry's efforts to improve its reputation with consumers - partly because of "legacy baggage as an industry."

No one deserves to be fired for their sexual orientation.  This is the logic behind Viacom and 49 other companies' decision to sign a formal legal petition asking the 2nd U.S. Court of Appeals to extend a federal law prohibiting employers from firing workers for being gay. 

Last week, recent college graduate Jasmine Pak went viral on LinkedIn after her candid post about a heartbreaking rejection from her dream job got a response from the site's CEO, Jeff Weiner.

That the Black Panther and Wonder Woman are helmed by African-American and female directors, respectively, is not just icing on the cake. It's watershed for big budget, mass market movies like these.

Electronic Urban Report
"People want to see a world that looks like theirs," Christy Haubegger, the head of CAA's multicultural development group, told the Los Angeles Times. They found that films that met their "truly diverse" criteria - defined as a movie having a cast that is at least 30 percent non-white - earned more than those that featured a primarily white cast.

India's multi-billion dollar entertainment industry is quickly gaining a global audience, and it's not just because of the song and dance. U.S. producers have already been paying attention to the robust growth in Bollywood. In terms of revenue, the industry has gross box-office realizations of $2.1 billion. 


"'Claws' is the reverse 'Sopranos,'" Antoon says. "The writers made a decision that it's all about these five amazing female leads (Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Karrueche Tran and Judy Reyes) all getting entangled in crime and forming this crazy mob.
NBC News
The Japanese-language Netflix series "Terrace House," a reality show produced by the subscription streaming service and Japan's Fuji Television, gained an international following spawning threads on Reddit, building up a fanbase in the U.S., and inspiring informal "Terrace House" tours of locales featured on the show.
Broadway World
HBO LATINO will premiere its first summer concert film, starring award-winning Puerto Rican singer, songwriter and actor Pedro Cap. PEDRO CAP: EN LETRA DE OTRO premieres on Friday, August 11 at 9 PM ET/8 PM CT. 


This iteration of the report focuses on the distinctive media palates across generations, most notably, Generation Z. While generations like the Baby Boomers and Millennials are well known and add their own unique value to the media landscape, the lesser studied Generation Z is quickly maturing into adulthood and will soon make their presence known.
When it comes to Multicultural, one thing is certain: Evolving demographics and the emergence of new digital platforms and formats like online video and social media are keeping marketers on their toes. But some things don't change: Univision and Telemundo continue to wield considerable power in connecting brands with Hispanic audiences.

NAMIC-New England President Kamilah A'Vant spoke about diversity and inclusion on a panel at the New England Cable and Television Association (NECTA). She was joined by Walter Kaitz Foundation Executive Director David M. Porter, Jr., PhD., CSN New England SVP & GM Princell Hair and Cox Communications' VP, Human Resources Debra Cornish.

NAMIC-Denver member  Rhoda Askew, process analyst, Charter  created this awe-inspiring diversity video. 

Turner promoted NAMIC-Atlanta member and ELDP Class V alumna  Donna Northington, to EVP, distribution planning and strategy.

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Industry Events