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The Dismaying 2019 Oscar Nominations and Predictions – and Who Should Have Made the List
2018 was an extraordinary year for movies, and some of the year’s best movies even showed up in the roster of Oscar nominees. Here Vanity Fair looks at some of the hits and misses on nominations.

Izzie Pick Ibarra: The Woman Behind Fox’s Smash Hit “The Masked Singer”
Fox’s Izzie Pick Ibarra, executive producer and showrunner of Fox’s The Masked Singer, reflects on the breakout hit and how she frequently breaks into laughter, even when talking about difficult times.

Turner Ignite Studios Offers a Fresh Take on Branded Entertainment
Turner Ignite Studios is Turner’s new digital entertainment studio for brands.  It’s just a few months old, but Jenn Cohen, Senior Vice President of Entertainment Content Partnerships, is already looking to make a mark and is introducing the new creative offering at Sundance – yes, Sundance – for a session on the evolution of branded entertainment at Brand Storytelling, a sanctioned festival event.

Cadent’s Stephanie Mitchko-Beale on Inclusion in Tech
When asked, “What’s your goal in the next five years as a woman in tech?” Stephanie Mitchko-Beale, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Cadent, responded, “My wish?  To not have to have this conversation.”

Cisneros To Receive Medallas de Cortez Leadership Award
Henry Cisneros, former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Clinton administration, four-term San Antonio mayor, and housing innovator, will keynote at the 10th annual Hispanic Radio Conference, March 12-13 at the Intercontinental at Doral in Miami.

How HBO plans to win the Streaming Wars
HBO invented prestige television and long had the category all to itself. But in the age of Netflix and Amazon, the network that brought you The Sopranos, Sex and the City and Game of Thrones has more competition than ever – and a new corporate parent with high expectations. How chairman Richard Plepler and programming chief Casey Bloys intend to meet them.

NBCU at TCA: Women Rock and Rule
NBCUniversal kicked off the Winter 2019 Television Critics Association tour with two very positive day-long themes on female empowerment and diversity.