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NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program's legacy continues with the launch of Class XIV
PRNewswire
On Sept. 30, NAMIC launched Class XIV of its Executive Leadership Development Program. ELDP Class XIV is the third cadre being presented in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia. The program's central goal is to prepare mid- to senior-level executives of color to assume roles within the top leadership and decision-making ranks of the communications industry. ELDP Class XIV comprises four sessions held on the Darden Grounds, with upcoming sessions scheduled for December 2014, as well as February and April of 2015.
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


ABC's Jameel Saleem writes to defy Hollywood's black stereotypes
theGrio.com
While it's true the television screenwriting world remains disproportionately white — whites make up a staggering 83.7 percent of the Writers Guild of America's 2013 TV staffing brief — there are other noteworthy black writers contributing to the small screen. Jameel Saleem, writer for another ABC series, the rambunctious new comedy "Manhattan Love Story," is one of those emerging talents. At 33, Saleem has multiple short films under his belt, two feature length independent films and an acting resume.
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Eva Longoria takes supernatural Hispanic folklore to the small screen
The Huffington Post
Eva Longoria is getting into the Halloween spirit early with a new supernatural project. The Mexican-American actress' UnbeliEVAble Entertainment is teaming up with "Chicago Fire" co-executive producer Andrea Newman and Universal TV to create an anthology series based on Hispanic myths and folklore. NBC will be developing the present-day supernatural thriller series, which will be set in the Southwest and delve into the tale of "La Llorona" ("The Weeping Woman") in the first season. Each season will focus on a different legend.
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Actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55
The Hollywood Reporter
Actress Elizabeth Pena, who recently completed work on El Rey Network's "Matador," has died. She was 55. Her nephew, writer Mario-Francisco Robles of the website Latino Review, said she died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. No cause of death was immediately available.
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Hispanic actors' organization honors Hector Elizondo's work over
50-year career

EFE via Fox News Latino
Veteran actor Hector Elizondo was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 50-year career that has included theater, movies and television, by his colleagues in the Hispanic Organization of Latino Actors, or HOLA, during its annual gala in New York.
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JC Penney's new CEO is the 1st minority to fill the role
THE WEEK
Retail giant J.C. Penney finally announced Home Depot executive Marvin Ellison as its new CEO on Oct. 13, following a nearly 18-month-long search since the ouster of Ron Johnson in April 2013. And for the first time in the company's 112-year history, the top executive is a minority.
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Cristina Saralegui, the 'Latina Oprah,' breaks her silence
VOXXI
After taking a four-year hiatus from television, Cristina Saralegui — known as the "Latina Oprah" — made an appearance on Univision and broke her silence on her whereabouts. Some of the stuff she revealed isn't pretty. From 1989 to 2010, the Cuban-American TV host ruled Hispanic television with her signature thumbs-up and program "El Show de Cristina," where she touched upon family topics, interviewed telenovela stars and opened the doors to many Latino celebrities.
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In the world of chefs, Asian-American women are turning up the heat
NPR
Food writers have argued that Asian-American chefs are having a moment. Besides running popular food establishments, chefs David Chang, Roy Choi and Eddie Huang have each inspired his own cultlike fan base. All three have published best-selling books; Huang's "Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir" is the basis for a highly anticipated sitcom debuting this fall on ABC. Choi will host a new CNN reality show on LA street food launching this month. Chang, considered the pioneer of this culinary trend, boasts a personal Twitter following 120,000 strong — double the number of his restaurant Momofuku's followers.
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Prudential, TheRoot.com launch 3rd season of online personal
finance series

Target Market News
Prudential Financial, Inc. and TheRoot.com premiered Season 3 of "The Root Live: Bring It To The Table," an online, 16-week series of 10-minute episodes featuring African-American thought leaders discussing personal finance, careers and long-term financial planning. The weekly series also covers topics like marriage and money, female breadwinners, charity and social pressure to live beyond your means.
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Steve McQueen casts unknown in US TV drama pilot
BBC
Steve McQueen has cast an unknown actor in a new drama pilot for US television. The "12 Years a Slave" director has chosen Devon Terrell to play the lead in "Codes of Conduct," about an African-American man who enters New York high society. The drama, which has been co-written by McQueen, will be screened on HBO with a view to making a full series.
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Japanese TV shows created for overseas audiences make inroads in Southeast Asia
The Asahi Shimbun
It's not unusual for Japanese TV variety shows and dramas to be rebroadcast overseas, but starting next spring, as many as 10 Japanese shows designed with foreign audiences in mind will be televised in Southeast Asia.
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PROGRAMMING


Epic channel set to roll out by end 2014
IndianTelevision.com
India's first genre specific Hindi entertainment channel, Epic is all set go on air by the end of the year and will showcase content based on Indian history, folklore and mythology in a contemporary format. It is the first segmented channel in Indian television.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


Marketing changes as beauty brands target multicultural consumers
CosmeticsDesign.com
Beauty marketers now have to enhance their skills and compete from both ends of the spectrum as they look to target ethnic consumers.
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Multicultural millennials: A majority in the 10 most influential
'total market' states

HispanicAd.com
In 2013, a majority of millennials in the top 10 total market states were of multicultural background compared to 1 in 3 of millennials in the remaining 40 states. These 10 states fueled 59 percent of the U.S. millennial growth since 2010 and represented 53 percent of all U.S. millennials. Multicultural millennials generated the vast majority (77 percent) of the millennial growth between 2010 and 2013 in these top 10 total market states, growing 2.4 times faster than white, non-Hispanic millennials.
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