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Broadway crowns 1st black Cinderella — but progress on diversity is too slow
The Guardian
Keke Palmer is stepping into the glass slippers of Broadway's Cinderella, a stage version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein teleplay. Palmer transforms the historically white Disney princess months after Norm Lewis becomes Broadway's first black Opera phantom. This is Palmer's Broadway debut and the first time an African American woman will play the winsome princess since the show began previews a year and a half ago. However, is the industry moving fast enough?
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Details
Sept. 16-17 28th Annual NAMIC Conference Details
Sept. 25 NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic Leverage Your Brand with Social Media Details
Oct. 1 NAMIC-Philadelphia 11th Annual Paragon Awards Details
Oct. 2 12th Annual Hispanic Television Summit Details


LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


China orders streaming sites to register all foreign content
The Associated Press via Asian Correspondent
China's broadcasting authority says online streaming sites must obtain licenses before showing foreign TV shows and movies, in a tightening of control over the industry. The national broadcasting authority said that video sites must register their foreign content with local authorities by the end of March. It says companies must obtain a screening license or distribution license for each foreign TV drama or film, and that unapproved programs will not be allowed to be shown starting in April.
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All eyes on us: When black culture goes global
EBONY Magazine
An American abroad considers the worldwide impact of hip-hop culture on the African-American image. Bessie Akuba Winn-Afeku is photographer, blogger and creative consultant inspired by culture, beauty and the arts.
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Hear more about this topic at the "Home Made, Globally Consumed" session on Tuesday, Sept. 16, during the Annual NAMIC Conference.




Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 facts
HIspanicAd.com
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. Congress expanded the observance in 1989 to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 through Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 is the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively.
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'Awesome Asian Bad Guys' reunite to save the day in film project
NBC News
Patrick Epino and Stephen Dypianco are the self-described "brainy, offbeat and ridiculously good looking" duo behind The National Film Society's Web series, "Awesome Asian Bad Guys." Instead of a familiar movie plot in which the Asian villains make their screen debut fighting — showcasing impressive martial arts skills but little or no speaking lines — and then quickly get killed off by the hero, AABG brings together all those Asian villains of the past, who now join forces to save the day.
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9 reasons it's time for a black James Bond
Salon
Denzel Washington set the Internet abuzz about a role he may never play, commenting that he would like to one day play James Bond. After Washington's comments, it's more apparent than ever: There are many reasons why a back James Bond isn't just a good idea but a great one.
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NAMIC NEWS


28th Annual NAMIC Conference rapidly approaching
NAMIC
Intensified knowledge, amplified perspective, reinvigorated motivation, increased diversity, bolstered innovation ... Turn It Up at the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference.

As the media and entertainment industry engages and serves an increasingly diversified marketplace, activate the power within your career to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow and ignite a future beyond imagination Sept. 16 and 17 at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway) in New York City. Delve into two empowering days of professional development, including dynamic discussions, interactive workshops and engaging networking opportunities that lead to invaluable career connections. Gain new insight and enhanced perspective on successfully navigating through shifting business, technological and demographic trends.

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NAMIC Conference: Career Corners on Sept. 16
NAMIC
We hope you'll join us at the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference for our second installment of Career Corners on Tuesday, Sept. 16 from 4 p.m. until 5:15 pm at the Marriott Marquis. You'll hear from recruiting executives about: The Art of the Pitch; Developing a TV Show; Using Technology to Get Promoted; and New Opportunities When Relocated. Click here for more information.
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NAMIC previews speaker lineup for 28th Annual Conference held as part of cable industry's Diversity Week
NAMIC via PRNewswire
NAMIC has announced a preview of the speakers confirmed to date for the 28th Annual NAMIC Conference. Scheduled for Sept. 16 and 17, the Annual NAMIC Conference will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis as part of the cable industry's Diversity Week. Experts and thought leaders representing various aspects of the media and entertainment industry will join NAMIC to take part in a rich agenda focused on three learning tracks — business solutions, content and imagery, and leading and learning.
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NAMIC JOB BANK

Position Company
Digital Video Programming Manager Shout! Factory
Transmission Specialist III ESPN
Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Health Publications Harvard Medical School
Social Media Coordinator Union of Concerned Scientists
SVP Advertising Director Eastern Bank

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LEADERSHIP & DEVELOPMENT


Nominations for Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program currently being accepted through Dec. 4
The Comcast Foundation
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program recognizes students who excel in and out of the classroom, while serving as models for their fellow students. Our youth face many challenges today, including rising education costs. That's why the program awards recipients a one-time grant of $1,000 to be used toward their pursuit of higher education. Since 2001, the program has recognized nearly 21,000 students around the country — and has given away more than $21.6 million in scholarship grants.

Nominations for the Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program are currently being accepted through Dec. 4. Click here for more information.

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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
BET appoints NAMIC member and ELDP Class IX alumnus Kay Madati as Executive VP and Chief Digital Officer.

Are you a NAMIC Member who was recently promoted? Have you and your team won an award for your efforts in the industry? We want to highlight your achievements! Click here to let us know how you're becoming a mover and shaker.


PROGRAMMING


Asian Food Channel to air Vietnam cuisine, tourism series next month
Tuoi Tre News
The English version of a TV series on Vietnamese cuisine and tourism, hosted by renowned Chinese American chef Martin Yan, will start airing on Asian Food Channel (AFC) in October. This is the first locally made TV show to be broadcast on AFC.
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Aspire to air live HBCU college football games
Multichannel News
Aspire will team with Urban Sports & Entertainment Group to televise 11 live and encore Historically Black College and University (HBCU) college football games this season. The Magic Johnson-founded network next will carry the Oct. 11 Tuskegee-Morehouse game.
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Hear more about this topic at the "Diversity in Sports: Who’s Making the Calls?" session on Tuesday, Sept. 16, during the Annual NAMIC Conference.


MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Keys to marketing to the Hispanic population
CSP Daily News
By 2015, the U.S. Hispanic market's purchasing power will total $1.3 trillion. Today, Hispanics account for 1 in 6 Americans, or 53 million people. Hispanic families consume more media and are more responsive to media than the general population, according to a new IRI report titled "Point of View: Winning with the Hispanic Consumer Today." Marketers have historically underserved Hispanic shoppers, but continuing to do so would be a mistake: IRI analysis shows that a $1 billion consumer packaged goods company can earn an extra $71 million in revenue annually by investing more effectively in the Hispanic consumer.
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Hear more about this topic at the "Leveraging the Hispanic Market" session on Tuesday, Sept. 16, during the Annual NAMIC Conference.





 

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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