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With 'Murder,' 'Black-ish' and 'Jane,' diversity scores for broadcast networks this fall
Deadline Hollywood
The top-rated new drama this fall is "How To Get Away With Murder." The top new comedy is "Black-ish." The best-reviewed new series, "Jane The Virgin," with its lead Gina Rodriguez, hailed as the breakout star of the season. The common thread that connects the three shows? All are toplined by a minority actor, and two are built around non-Caucasian families.
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Sofia Vergara talks Latino representation on television
The Huffington Post
Over the years, Sofía Vergara's "Modern Family" character, Gloria, has been heavily criticized for perpetuating stereotypes of Latinas. But now the Colombian actress is saying she helped the show's writers become more culturally aware and that television could use more Latin writers. Recently the actress spoke to Time Magazine as part of the Follow The Script campaign, which raises awareness about hypothyroidism, and discussed the kinds of cultural mishaps she initially experienced on set and the state of Latino representation in Hollywood.
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Indian television shows getting inspired
The Times of India
Be it a reality show or a fiction show, Indian television shows have majorly been about "getting inspired." The trend seems to continue with the viewers giving a thumbs up to a foreign show getting an ample desi tadka in the Indian adaptation.
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Lead roles for Latin actors as US television notes shift in social and economic power
The Guardian
The rise of Latina women is well represented in pop music with Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande, while in politics New Mexico governor Susana Martinez is a 2016 vice-presidential ticket possibility for the Republican party. But with the exception of overwrought telenovelas, Colombian sitcom superstar Sofía Vergara and "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria hardly figure at all on American television.
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Fisher-Price collaborates with Shakira
MediaPost
Fisher-Price is launching a Web series and a line of products in collaboration with musician and performer Shakira. The Web series features Shakira's reflections on motherhood. The entire series will distribute exclusively over digital to 23 countries, delivered via branded social channels and supported with paid media.
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Japanese-Americans Guthrie, Ishikawa square off in World Series
NBC News
After a Game 6 where a 10-0 loss made the San Francisco Giants seem invisible, the stage is now set for a winner-takes-all World Series Game 7 in Kansas City, Missouri. For Asian-Americans, it will be another round featuring a diversity milestone in America's national pastime. In the biggest game of the series, the Kansas City Royals start Jeremy Guthrie, a fourth-generation Japanese-American. Once again, he could have another duel at the plate with Giants' left-fielder Travis Ishikawa, another fourth-generation Japanese-American.
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7th Indian News Television Summit a roaring success
IndianTelevision.com
The seventh Indian News Television Summit held in Noida, India, was a huge success with some of the big names in the industry attending the conference.
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At Marvel Studios, diversity is heroic: 'Black Panther' and 'Captain Marvel' movies signal shift for Disney powerhouse
International Business Times
Since comic-book characters are the economic engine that drives the modern movie industry, it's no small achievement that development executives at Hollywood's largest superhero mills are taking steps to diversify. Following DC Comics' news that Wonder Woman will finally get her own movie in 2017, the ball was in Marvel's court — and on Tuesday, Marvel stepped up. At a live event in Los Angeles, Marvel's president, Kevin Feige, announced a slew of upcoming theatrical releases, including a female-driven "Captain Marvel" and a much-anticipated movie based on the "Black Panther" comic-book character.
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


2014 NAMIC Education Programs Impact Study
NAMIC
Have you participated in any of NAMIC's education programs: Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP); NAMIC Leadership Seminar; the L. Patrick Mellon Mentorship Program? If you answered yes to any of these, we'd love to hear from you!

NAMIC is pleased to announce the launch of the 2014 NAMIC Education Programs Impact Study. The study will assess the impact of NAMIC's core education programs on various aspects of participants' career paths. It is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that we are meeting the needs of our constituents through a relevant portfolio of programmatic offerings.

Your feedback is extremely important, whether you have actually participated in one of the education programs or not. We appreciate your participation in the survey and look forward to your feedback. Click here to take the survey by Nov. 5.

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NAMIC MEMBER MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Rafael Eli of the Schramm Marketing Group, one of NAMIC's media partners, has been recognized as a leading influencer in the Hispanic community with the "El Award" by El Diario

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.


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PROGRAMMING


'Our World With Black Enterprise' TV show to premiere Nov. 1
PRNewswire
"Our World With Black Enterprise," a half-hour, nationally syndicated network television series spotlighting the contemporary African American experience, returns on Saturday, Nov. 1, with new episodes, two new hosts and exclusive features on the most influential African American in Hollywood and one of the most power black executives in corporate America. Entrepreneur, author and professional matchmaker Paul C. Brunson and political and digital media strategist Patricia Cesaire bring new energy and a fresh approach to the award- winning show.
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NBCUniversal's Telemundo and mun2 take over as official Spanish-language broadcaster of FIFA World Cup in the US
Business Wire
NBCUniversal's Telemundo and mun2 has taken over as the official Spanish-language home of the FIFA World Cu in the U.S. across all video platforms following the unveiling of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 emblem in Moscow. The company also announced its broadcast plans for the upcoming other FIFA events in 2015 to be featured across the Telemundo network and stations, the cable network mun2 and all its digital properties.
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Chinese audiences: 'Big Brother' is coming to your screens
WSEE-TV
"Big Brother is watching you." This is the sinister maxim repeated throughout George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four," his dark portrayal of life inside an authoritarian state characterized by its omniscient and paranoid leadership. Fortunately, this kind of dystopian nightmare is a confined to fiction for most of us &mdash or more recently the world of reality television with the phenomenally successful "Big Brother" show, where groups of hapless "housemates" try to outlast each in an isolated environment where their every move is monitored 24 hours a day.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETING


L'Oréal broadens into the multicultural market
Bloomberg Businessweek
In a bid to reach a more diverse customer base, L'Oréal recently announced that it will acquire Carol's Daughter, a brand known for producing natural hair products for women of color. "It's an area that's underserviced," Bloomberg analyst Deborah Aitken said.
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Personal news cycle of African American and Hispanic news consumers
HispanicAd.com
A new national survey exploring how African Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.
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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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