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October 14, 2016
Dear NAMIC Supporter:

There are a lot of upcoming NAMIC programs/events/initiatives. Mark your calendars!

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Susan Waldman 
Senior Manager, Membership and Publications

In This Issue


The network announced the launch of the CBS Drama Diversity Casting Initiative, a program that will seek to find diverse new talent from across the country.
What is a surprise, and a problematic one at that, is that so few minority actors seem to be making the same amount of money as their white counterparts in data uncovered by Variety.
Some argue that racial diversity is more important in video games than in TV or film. Gamers can develop a visceral relationship with characters in a way that is more compelling than in other media.
Target Market News
Howard University president, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, recently announced a multi-million dollar gift to its School of Communications from Alfred C. Liggins III, President and CEO of Radio One, Inc.


Page Six
Jay Z will produce an NBC drama about Nicholas Irving - the first African-American to serve as a special ops sniper in his battalion, and the US Army 3rd Ranger Battalion's deadliest sniper.
Univision Deportes and Major League Baseball (MLB) have announced a partnership that will make Game 3 of the National League Division Series available in Spanish. This marks the first time that MLB has partnered with a Spanish-language leading media company for a single stand-alone broadcast.
The ABC sitcom had its season premiere on Oct. 11 in tandem with Tuesday's event, which also coincided with National Coming Out Day.

New research from Yahoo finds that among Spanish-dominant respondents (those who prefer to speak Spanish over English), 94% now use their mobile devices to watch video at least once a week.
PR Newswire
Cross-cultural marketing agency Sensis, together with market research firm ThinkNow Research, have launched their newest study, the "We are Gen Z" Report - a deep dive into the most diverse generation in American history, Gen Z. 

Industry Events


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