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Could an Indian-American family comedy be
coming to television?

NBC News
Sunny Tripathy knows exactly what his new comedy television series about a South Asian family will not be. "It will not be a show about curry, turbans, 7-Elevens — whatever stereotypes that are out there. It will be far from that. But you will learn and see things you might be familiar with that are reflective of South Asian identity and culture," said Tripathy, creator of the viral comedy YouTube series, "Keeping Up With the Guptas."
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


'Sesame Street' actress: Racism based on skin tone, not culture
Purdue Exponent
Famed actress and author Sonia Manzano gave an eye-opening lecture about growing up in the midst of racial inequality in the 1960s and 1970s at the Latino Heritage Culture Month event on the campus of Purdue University. Purdue students who grew up watching "Sesame Street" will recognize Manzano as Maria, one of the nation's first Hispanic characters on national television.
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Study finds Asian-American voices missing from Sunday talk shows
NBC News
In a study of "The Big Five" Sunday television news shows, Asian-American think tank ChangeLab found that Asian-Americans are simply missing from the conversation, even when the shows are discussing issues that are of interest and relevance to Asian-Americans.
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The Herculean effort taken by 1 group to show Hollywood is sexist
FiveThirtyEight
Anecdotally, many believe that Hollywood is sexist. But anecdotes can be countered with other anecdotes. So, how would you build an ironclad case that women are disregarded on-screen and behind the camera?
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Commentary: Does television Spanglish need a rewrite?
NPR
Jasmine Garsd writes: "I watched the season premiere of 'Law & Order SVU,' and I was excited to see that it covered a topic I've reported on for the last year — sex trafficking of women in Mexico — and that a very rich cast of Latino actors were featured on the show. But man, that good feeling stopped almost as soon as I heard them speak. The Spanish and Spanglish used in the show was embarrassing. When it comes to Latinos on the screen, Hollywood keeps missing the mark on the way we speak."
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Trends in diversity recruiting: US employers weigh in
U.S. News & World Report
Upon reaching out to several companies for this post about campus recruiting, it's clear the nation's top companies are seeking diverse talent pools. Technically, we're all diverse. Is anyone completely defined by a box? Executives' approach to recruiting and ramping up their numbers — whether it's women in tech roles, veterans, disabled or multiracial employees and more — isn't much different than recruiting as a whole: Hire the most qualified candidate. Diversity recruiting strategies, in turn, boil down to finding the best, most qualified candidates.
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Readers name the 50 greatest black TV shows of all time
The Root
The votes have been tallied! For the past month, readers of The Root have cast their votes for the greatest black TV shows of all time. "The Cosby Show" won by a landslide, but Nos. 5-10 were almost too close to call. Take a look at what was decided as the top 10 black TV shows.
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Minority groups enjoy higher profile on US television
Agence France-Presse via Yahoo
Minority groups, notably African-Americans, are front and center on U.S. television like never before this season, a sign of an industry in change. Critics are welcoming what the Emmys website, televisionacademy.com, is calling "one of the most diverse on-screen slates in over a decade."
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Imax to screen Bollywood remake 'Bang Bang!' in India
The Hollywood Reporter
Imax is to release the Bollywood remake "Bang Bang!" on its screens in India and internationally, the giant screen exhibitor said. The remake is the second Indian local-language movie to screen in Imax theaters after "Dhoom:3" in 2013. The film stars Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif and is a remake of Fox's "Knight and Day," which starred Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz.
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NAMIC NEWS


Cable Business Boot Camp presents 'Diversity in the 21st Century:
Is There An App for That?'

Cablefax
Join NAMIC's Jim Jones, vice president of education programs and diversity solutions and executive director of NAMIC Foundation, on Monday, Oct. 13, at Cablefax's Cable Business Boot Camp for the "Diversity in the 21st Century: Is There An App for That?" session. Click here for more information.
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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
  • NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic member Vanessa Butler has been promoted to assistant director, conference services, PBS.
  • NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic member Chawn Jackson has been promoted to senior director, talent acquisition & diversity officer, SiriusXM


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    PROGRAMMING


    Univision Deportes launches Premios Univision Deportes
    HispanicAd.com
    Univision Communications Inc. announced the launch of Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards), a sports award show for U.S. Hispanics honoring top athletes and teams from the leagues and sports that Hispanics care about most. The two-hour presentation will celebrate sports figures for their accomplishments on and off the field across multiple sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball, football, boxing, auto racing and more.
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    ATN launches Channel V from India
    Canada News Wire
    Asian Television Network International Limited, Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce the launch of ATN Channel V on Rogers Cable and Bell Fibe. ATN Channel V offers a mix of entertainment customized to the palate of the Indian youth and has pioneered unique youth engagement initiatives since its inception.
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    MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


    Takeaways from the Hispanic TV Summit
    Multichannel News
    Forget the digital divide when it comes to mobile and social media. While Hispanic and African-Americans have fewer laptop and desktop devices than do white and Asian Americans, they overindex for mobile devices like smartphones. A panel examining cultural determinants in social media from a marketing perspective took a look at some of the stats as a conversational springboard.
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    Marketers tweak approaches to connecting with Hispanics
    Multichannel News
    No one mentioned golf. Or three-hour lunches. Or just leaving it to the agencies to figure it all out. Rather, the quintet of marketers at B&C and Multichannel News' Hispanic TV Summit Marketing Roundtable, "Driving Growth of Hispanic Audiences," all described a relentless need to refine their methods. Staying relevant, they told moderator Adriana Waterston, senior vice president of marketing and business development for Horowitz Research, means being willing to continually tweak approaches to reaching viewers.
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