Industry Insider: July 2021

Monthly highlights of news and stories across media and entertainment that focuses on diversity and inclusion and our partners, supporters and donors.

NALIP Media Summit July 19-21

nalip media summitThe National Association of Latino Independent Producers (“NALIP”) biggest annual event is coming to you virtually, July 19-21. Last year’s NALIP Media Summit welcomed over 1,300 attendees worldwide and over 100 speakers from across the media and entertainment industry landscape.

The NALIP Media Summit brings Latinx creatives to celebrate, connect, and learn from top-level industry professionals through impactful sessions, workshops, mentorship opportunities, and screenings. The summit is created to empower filmmakers to take their careers to new heights. By meeting future collaborators, staying up to date with industry trends, and gaining insight as to how executives and creatives in different sectors within entertainment are pushing for diversity and inclusion.

This year’s speakers include Jeffrey Hirsch (President and CEO of STARZ), Tanya Saracho (Showrunner/Director), Danielle Sanchez-Witzel (Producer/Writer), Rafael Casal (Co-Creator & Executive Producer, “Blindspotting”), Carlos López Estrada (Director, “Summertime”, “Raya and the Last Dragon”), Adriana Martínez Barrón (UnbeliEVAble Entertainment), and more.

Join NALIP as they celebrate 22 years of promoting Latinx narratives and storytelling in media! Learn more

NAMIC to host Intersectionality in the Workplace: Broadening our Lens of Inclusion & Culture

NAMIC LogoAnne-Marie Burton, Chief, Strategy and Programs, NAMIC, Inc. will host a discussion with Karishma Rahman Azmat, Director, International Marketing, ViacomCBS and Denise Bennett Vice President, Brand Strategy, iHeartMedia on understanding the importance of intersectionality and how employees’ multiple identities define their experiences in and outside the work environment. The panelists will explore assumptions about stereotypes and finding your voice in today’s workforce. The Virtual Event (Zoom) will be held July 22, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm EDT. Click here to register.

T. Howard Foundation to host Diversity Awards Dinner September 28

T Howard logoThe T. Howard Foundation’s 28th Diversity Awards Dinner will be held Thursday, September, 28, 2021 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.  The Foundation Dinner recognizes and celebrates industry leaders and companies committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment industry.  Categories and honorees for this year’s event are Alumna of Distinction Award, ROSALYN DURANT, Senior Vice President of Operations, Walt Disney World Resort; Executive Leadership Award, CHARLIE COLLIER, Chief Executive Officer FOX Entertainment and; Diversity Advocate Award, SOLEDAD O’BRIEN, documentarian, journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist.

To reserve a place at this year’s event, click here.

Registration is now open for the virtual WICT Leadership Conference

WICT’s Leadership Conference, the premier leadership development program for industry professionals, will be held virtually October 4-5. The top-rated conference gathers all levels of telecommunication industry professionals who are looking to make a greater impact on their companies.  Registration for the conference is now open.

Click the link here to register.


SCTE® Cable-Tech Expo 2021 will be held October 11–14 in Atlanta

Cable-Tec Expo, the hybrid experience, will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta October 11-14.  Cable-Tec Expo is shaping the future of connectivity and is known around the world as the preeminent venue for thought leadership, engineering innovation, and pioneering business insights. The hybrid Cable-Tec Expo 2021 experience offers a unique opportunity to preview the emerging technologies and applications transforming the industry.  Further, it represents the evolution of the broadband telecommunications sector and allows participants to be a part of the community that is creating standards of practice to streamline operations, generate revenue, delight customers, and elevate the way the industry connects with the world. Click here for additional info.