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Exploring Emmy’s Uphill Road to Inclusion
The importance of inclusion in the industry has dominated headlines over the past year. However, it has still not translated to Academy voters: The 70th annual Emmy award nominees are overwhelming white and male.

Shonda Rimes Unveils Slate of Eight Netflix Series
The prolific producer will also reunite with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’s’ Debbie Allen with a take on her holiday ballet.

Women in Animation, USC, UCLA and CalArts Partner on Parity-Diversity Symposium
Women in Animation USC, UCLA and CalArts to present the symposium “Breaking the Glass Frame: Women and Animation, Past, Present, Future” Oct. 5-7 at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.

Netflix to Develop Madame C. J. Walker Series
Netflix has greenlit a new series revolving around black hair care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker, the streaming service announced Sunday during its Television Critics Association summer press tour presentation.

Buccieri Named President of A+E Networks
Paul Buccieri has been named president of A+E Networks Group, a joint venture of The Walt Disney Co. and Hearst.

Tonia O’Conner exits Univision
Tonia O’Connor has resigned her post as chief revenue officer for Univision, marking the latest in a string of senior executive departures at the Spanish-language giant.

President Barack Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard to Receive 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award
On August 6, the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights announced its 2018 Ripple of Hope laureates: 44th  President of the United States Barack Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, and Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard.  Laureates were selected for their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.