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July 13, 2017
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue


Ad Age
Essence magazine on Tuesday began streaming a live weekly talk show on Twitter, the first video series there that might be considered part of so-called Black Twitter, the informal designation for users who often talk about black issues, culture, current events and comedy.
LA Times
Thirty-nine percent of Asian American women are entrepreneurs, and the number of Asian American female-owned businesses is increasing at a faster pace than any other group of women in the United States, Nielsen's study, "Asian American women: digitally fluent with an intercultural mindset" found.

The Hollywood Reporter
Jill Offman and Alex Okosi get expanded roles, both reporting to David Lynn, president and CEO of Viacom International Media Networks.

Out actors, LGBT shows, and shows about people of color and women have been noticed. If there were any lingering questions about network television's dwindling ability to nab Emmy nominations, it was answered with the announcement of this year's nominees, overwhelmingly skewed toward cable and streaming sites as well as toward fresh, queer, intersectional television.
The digital network, known for its focus on Latin-American content, has partnered with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce's Bixel Exchange for its Accelerator program, which supports up-and-coming creators through workshops, boot camps, and other similar initiatives.

PR Newswire
The contest seeks to address such timely issues as belonging, identity and culture through the lens of the APA experience. Three winning films will be selected to premiere exclusively on HBO (and/or its on-demand, digital and/or social platforms) and awarded cash prizes. For complete rules and guidelines, visit The deadline for entries is November 1, 2017. Join the conversation on social media with hashtag #hbovisionaries.


The Hollywood Reporter
The former Today co-host is partnering with Weinstein Television for a new daytime talk show. Currently in development, the untitled project will feature a mix of current events, human-interest stories and in-depth celebrity and newsmaker interviews.
The streaming service is set to debut its first original series for India, "Inside Edge," on Monday - just six months after Amazon's Prime service launched in the country. It's the latest push to capture a market in which the tech giant has committed $5 billion, and plans to launch at least 17 more original series over the next few years.


Although sports sites are making a major effort to generate video content and are increasingly including live broadcasts across their digital platforms, content consumption by U.S. Hispanics still remains low. Only 14.7% of all Hispanic netizens view sports video content. Just in the last month, we saw an almost 1% drop, for a total of 3.9 million users.

NAMIC-Carolinas member and Leadership Seminar alumna, Tracy Sturdivant, Manager, Digital Services, Charter was the lucky winner of a complimentary Annual NAMIC Conference registration for providing NAMIC with valuable feedback via the call for sessions.

Congratulations to NAMIC Annual Corporate Sponsor, Altice USA, who will be presented with the 2017 Award for Corporate Leadership in Hispanic Television and Video by leading television business publications, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, during the 15th Annual Hispanic Television Summit. 

On June 29, 2017,  NAMIC-Denver  partnered with  SeriesFest  in a panel discussion to address the topic of d iversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Moderated by  Mark Kang , NAMIC Board Member and Senior Vice President Worldwide Distribution, panelists included:  Teresa Vargas Wyatt , Head of Diversity, El Rey Network;  Ali LeRoi , Writer & Director, STARZ's Survivor's Remorse and Everybody Hates Chris; and  Rahman Dukes , Vice President, REVOLT.

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