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NAMIC announces BET Networks, Suddenlink, Turner Broadcasting and Univision Communications executives as recipients of the 2015 Next Generation Leaders Awards
NAMIC on April 16 announced the winners of the 2015 Next Generation Leaders Awards. Honoring emerging executives for their professional achievements, as well as their efforts in fostering multiethnic diversity and inclusion, the Next Generation Leaders Awards will be presented during the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast.
NAMIC to honor Stuart Scott at INTX on May 7
NAMIC will honor late ESPN sports personality Stuart Scott with its 2015 Mickey Leland Humanitarian Achievement Award, the network said Monday. Scott, who passed away in January after long bout with cancer, will receive the award posthumously during NAMIC's May 7 breakfast at the INTX show, the diversity organization said.
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Voices Remember taking place May 11 in New York
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Prepare to be inspired! The Society of Voice Arts and Sciences™ is proud to bring you Voices Remember™, in honor legendary restauranteur, TV host and fashion model, B. Smith, with her husband and business partner, Dan Gasby. It's a show-stopping musical cabaret with Broadway stars and top voice actors lending their amazing voices to millions who have lost their voices to Alzheimer's Disease.
Did you know African-Americans are twice as likely to develop late-onset Alzheimer's disease than whites? The good news: We can bring this number down — way down. Join us for this very special celebrity fundraiser. View the Facebook page for additional information.
NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
NAMIC congratulates its 2015 Next Generation Leaders and Luminaries who will be honored at the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast on May 7 at the INTX show. Eddie Hill, BET Networks; Chandni Thakrar-Ochoa, Suddenlink Communications; Quincy Johnson, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Jessica Rodriguez, Univision Communications Inc.; Fernando Alem, Discovery Communications; Aja Byrd, Al Jazeera America; Jennifer Giddens, NBCUniversal; Dawn Holliday-Mack, El Rey Network; Tina Perry, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network; James Rollins, Disney and ESPN Media Networks; Freddy Rolón, ESPN Deportes; Rydne Williams, Comcast Cable Corporation; Inae Wilson, FOX Broadcasting Company; Julie Yoo; Scripps Networks Interactive
From left: Eddie Hill, Chandni Thakrar-Ochoa, Quincy Johnson and Jessica Rodriguez
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Bounce's 'Mann & Wife' becomes most-watched original program in network's history
Target Market News
The second episode of the new Bounce TV original series "Mann & Wife" earned the distinction of increased viewership over its series premiere episode to become Bounce TV's most-watched original to date. The second episode, which aired on Tuesday, April 14, delivered 268,000 households, 168,000 adults 25-54 and 127,000 women 25-54. The show reached 1.3 million total viewers P2+ across its two timeslots to date.
'Forbidden City' revisits little-known era of Asian-American entertainment
Voice of America
When Arthur Dong was growing up in San Francisco in the 1950s and 60s, he used to walk by a nightclub just outside of Chinatown. "I remember distinctly looking at the glass display case with all these wonderful black and white photos of Chinese people, but dressed in zoot suits and 1940s kind of gowns and tuxedos," he said. "And I had never seen Chinese dressed like that."
The club, which opened in 1938, was called Forbidden City after the imperial palace in China. It was part of a flourishing Chinese-American nightclub scene in the 1940s and 50s that paved the way for future Asian-American performers who defied racial and cultural barriers to pursue their showbiz dreams.
NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent Aug. 1 in Johannesburg
Target Market News
The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced that the NBA's first game in Africa will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa. The announcement was made at a press conference in Johannesburg by NBA Africa Vice President and Managing Director Amadou Gallo Fall, Hon. Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula and U.S. Ambassador to South Africa Patrick S. Gaspard.
Asian entertainment companies merge to form Catlyst/TV
Asian media and entertainment companies The Lumenere Group and BlinkAsia have inked a merger agreement to form a new entertainment and media development agency called Catlyst/TV.
Asian-American YouTube celebrities aim to change perceptions,
break into Hollywood
A recent study on diversity by GLAAD found that, of all the main characters in the 2013-2014 broadcast TV season, only 4 percent were Asian. That percentage is actually lower than the previous year, when Asian actors comprised 6 percent of main character roles. Although mainstream media still has a long way to go, Phil Yu, the creator of the popular news and culture blog Angry Asian Man, says that there's one outlet where the community is finding its voice: YouTube. "If you look at what the kids are watching, it's YouTube," he says. "We've seen the rise of the Asian-American YouTube star."
At Comedy Central, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' finds its
own (offbeat) rhythm
Most of TV's late-night shows revel in consistency. Sure, the guests and jokes and sketches change, but viewers know by and large what they are going to get, and how the show will deliver it. At Comedy Central's "Nightly Show," however, every night seems to bring a new surprise.
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2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program:
Application deadline is May 1
There are many different paths writers can follow to get their first foothold in being hired in television. As part of its ongoing commitment to create additional access for writers of diverse backgrounds CBS' Diversity Institute has launched a different kind of writers program which highlights one of those paths.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2015/2016 CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 1.
CBS Corporation: Directing Initiative accepting new applications
through May 30
The Directing Initiative will select directing candidates for episodic network television and match them with directors of CBS Television Network drama and comedy series. The goal is to bridge the gap for those talented directors attempting to break into network television.
The Directing Initiative will accept new applications through May 30. The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute and the Directing Initiative is to provide access and opportunities for talented and motivated diverse directors with a focus on directors of color.
'Doctor Who' lands in India on Fox's Star network
The Hollywood Reporter
"Doctor Who" is set to land in India following a major deal between the BBC and Star India's FX Channel. The agreement, announced on Wednesday, will see Star India take all eight seasons of the rebooted "Doctor Who" series, as well as the upcoming ninth season of the show, which is currently filming. The English-language FX channel reaches around 1 million Indian homes. It's parent company, Star India, is controlled by 21st Century Fox. FX will begin airing the series in India on May 15.
Crónica de Castas on NBC UNIVERSO
NBC UNIVERSO, the modern general entertainment cable channel for Latinos, premiered the second episode of the scripted miniseries from Mexico, "Crónica de Castas," on Sunday, April 26. Last week's premiere episode introduced Raul, a taxi driver who is on a mission to uncover his family secrets, and Lucia, an upper-class girl who suffers repeated abuses at the hand of her mother's boyfriend.
Hispanic targeted ad spend increased by 63 percent since 2010
The top 500 U.S. marketers are allocating about 8.4 percent of their overall ad spend to Hispanic dedicated efforts. This is up from 5.5 percent in 2010, according to a new report from AHAA: the voice of Hispanic marketing. Over the past five years, the top 500 advertisers boosted their spending in Hispanic targeted media by 63 percent or $2.7 billion from $4.3 billion in 2010 to $7.1 billion. The top 500 advertisers boosted their average spending from $9 million in Hispanic targeted media in 2010 to $14 million now.
BARC India rolls out debut television ratings data
The Indian broadcast industry finally has a new ratings system as Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India rolled out its debut television ratings data on Wednesday.
Big data is giving businesses a diversity reality check
Companies often face a severe reality check when they look at how white and male their workforce remains, in spite of their claims of proper efforts at diversity. The problem is so bad that one entrepreneur has developed a software tool directly aimed at giving them the lowdown on it, and an exact system for urgently and sustainably doing something about it.
NAMIC Diversity Digest
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors cited in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of NAMIC.
NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate, and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.
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