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August 16, 2018
Dear NAMIC Diversity Digest Readers,

This is the Leadership issue. Apply for NAMIC's Leadership Seminar, congratulate NAMIC's Next Generation Leaders & Luminaries and attend the Annual NAMIC Conference: Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes.

The deadline for the NAMIC Leadership Seminar is August 31st and you don't want to miss this career-enlightening experience...

Sponsored by Univision Communications Inc. and Discovery, the 2018 Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries, in partnership with Multichannel News, will be honored at the 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference during the NAMIC Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. ET at the New York Marriott Marquis.

  • Cable MSO: Tamara Bowens, Group VP, Field Marketing and Sales Enablement, Spectrum Enterprise, Charter Communications
  • Cable Programmer: Veronica Molina, Executive Director, News Standards & Practices, CNN Worldwide
  • Creative Discipline: Jennifer Perri, VP, Univision Creator Network, Univision Communications Inc.
  • Tech Company/Discipline: Saleem Malkana, VP, Product, New Digital Business, AMC Networks
  • James An, VP, Business Integration and Implementation, Charter Communications
  • Darshan Arneja, Executive Director, CRM Strategy and Planning, Cox Communications
  • Angel Arocho, Executive Director, Compliance, Comcast Cable
  • Tom Chiang, VP, Video Products, Charter Communications
  • Roy Cho, VP, Distribution, AMC Networks
  • Brendan Gabriel, VP, Production & Creative Director, The Africa Channel
  • Cherisse McKenzie, VP, Production, REVOLT Media & TV
  • Toni Murphy, VP, Comcast Business, Comcast Cable
  • Sheereen Russell, VP, Ad Sales & Partner Solutions, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
  • Jose Zamora, SVP, Strategic Communications, News, Univision Communications Inc. 


Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes at this year's 
32nd Annual NAMIC Conference October 16-17th at the New York Marriott Marquis featuring a keynote by Don Lemon, correspondent and anchor of "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon."

In This Issue

On July 10th  NAMIC-Philadelphia hosted "Crash Your Way to Success: Using Personal Power to Transform Your Leadership" led by Carla Moore, vice president, Point of Sale Strategy and Education, HBO. Carla Moore, former NAMIC-Chicago president and current NAMIC national board member spoke to the captivated audience about how an awful moment in her life propelled her to do the work, and live the life she always imagined for herself. To get an instant snapshot on the life you're living, take Carla's "Crash Quiz" at

NAMIC-Philadelphia also held the second session of their 2018 financial workshops, "Common Cents" on July 19th with Alison Pettine Hecker, wealth advisor.


NAMIC-Chicago member  Austin Sellers  started a new position as social media manager + independent contractor at Building Blocks. 

NAMIC ELDP Class XVII alumna
Liz Veiga was recently promoted to vice president, Product and UX Design, NOGGIN @Nickelodeon Digital

NAMIC-New York president
Sandra Garcia was featured in a Secret Birds podcast about transitioning from a corporate career to being an entrepreneur.

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Multichannel News
NAMIC, in partnership with  Multichannel News , will honor the executives - recognized for their emerging multicultural business leaders in the media and entertainment industry for their career successes and commitment to fostering diversity in the workplace - during its annual NAMIC Awards Luncheon, scheduled for Oct. 17.
Netflix is continuing its ascent to the top of living rooms across the U.S. particularly with the highly coveted 18-34 year old demographic. The streaming service is outpacing Google's YouTube service specifically when it comes to young people consuming video content. As black content becomes more of a mainstay for the platform is this lead going to increase?
Campaign US
"I would like to see better representation of Latinas in Hollywood," Moreno recently said at the 43rd annual Gracie Awards (which recognizes exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment). "I think we need to take some very valuable lessons from the black community. They did it and they did it really well, and good for them. We will forge ahead."
Games Industry
"We've had 60 nations participate in our programme this year, so what we're trying to do is we're trying to build a platform that can adapt, but also we're in a spot where we need to do better in certain areas. That is something we're constantly working on. Whether that's ethnic diversity, gender diversity, even age diversity to be honest..." FIFA competitive gaming commissioner Brent Koning
The upcoming film "Crazy Rich Asians" has been called "historic" and a "watershed moment" for Asian Americans in Hollywood, and it's not hard to see why. The last major American film starring a mostly Asian cast was "The Joy Luck Club"; 25 years later, it seems like Hollywood is finally paying attention to Asian American audiences and representation on screen. 

The Hollywood Reporter
HBO programming president Casey Bloys talks with THR about his network's "Because of Her" campaign, which highlights female talent, and the importance of telling all kinds of stories.


Compelling creative ideas were aplenty, whether they leveraged the strength and increasingly broader influence of Latino culture, spoke to a general audience or played off big events-namely, this year's World Cup.
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