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November 2, 2017
Entry Deadline: Monday, December 11, 2017

Entries for the  2018 NAMIC Vision Awards  are now being accepted. The NAMIC Vision Awards honor original programming content created for television and digital platforms that best reflect the increasingly diverse, multiethnic and multicultural viewing audience.

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In This Issue


Cable network Fusion, a division of Fusion Media Group (FMG) that focuses on programming for diverse youth, has issued an open call for scripted and unscripted television projects. The emphasis is on generating new opportunities for young storytellers of different ethnic backgrounds, races, sexual orientations, genders, religions and other under-represented areas of creative talent with or without agency connections.
Glamour magazine features Solange, U.S. congresswoman Maxine Waters and more women of color excelling in fields ranging from grassroots organizing to high fashion in this year's "Women of the Year" issue.
The Hollywood Reporter
The studio will distribute its first Bollywood film, a historical drama co-produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali's banner.
You might already know that despite women making up 47% of the US workforce, they account for only 20% of C-suite roles. What's surprising is that just 66% of companies in corporate America have a gender diversity strategy to try to change this. That's just one of the insights revealed in the Women in the Workplace 2017 report, a recent study conducted by Sheryl Sandberg's nonprofit organization in partnership with McKinsey & Company.
About a third of Latinos in America say they've been personally discriminated against when it comes to applying for jobs, being paid equally or considered for promotions - and when trying to rent a room or apartment or buy a house. Slightly more (37 percent) say they've personally experienced racial or ethnic slurs because of their race or ethnicity.
W Magazine
Breaking down the demographic of the writers' room in terms of race and gender, a new study from Color of Change has exposed the dearth of black writers in Hollywood, and the ways in which systemic exclusion of people of color in writers' rooms affects how television shows-which hold the key to shaping the perceptions of millions of viewers-handle sensitive subjects such as incarceration and immigration on screen.


The multi-platform digital content studio is being touted as a "video-centric, social-first" content program that "brings together true-to-life stories mirroring the unique bicultural Hispanic lifestyle, rooted simultaneously in two cultures, transcending language."

The popular Disney show Andi Mack made headlines last week when it announced that one of the main characters would come out as gay in the upcoming second season. And let's just say when it comes to setting a stage of inclusively, Disney definitely delivered. This is the first time in the network's history that a coming-out scene has been written into an original series, and viewers are thrilled about it, according to Twitter.


Pew Research Center
More than 37 million Latinos in the U.S. speak Spanish at home, making it the country's most common non-English language. But while the number of Latinos who speak Spanish at home continues to increase due to the overall growth of the Latino population, the share of Latinos who speak the language has declined over the past decade or so: 73% of Latinos spoke Spanish at home in 2015, down from 78% in 2006, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.
New DigitasLBi research, with an online survey conducted by Harris Poll, reveals that tailored messaging to Black Millennial Travelers can be highly influential in their booking decisions. 


Former NAMIC-Atlanta president, Next Generation Leader and ELDP Class XI alumnus Quincy Johnson is joining Turner Content Distribution as vice president, distribution technology strategy & integration. In his new role, Quincy will serve as an internal digital subject matter expert working closely with colleagues across TCD to provide guidance and strategic direction related to digital technology issues that impact Turner's content distribution business. 
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