Industry Insider: May 2022

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

The WICT Network Announces 2022 Rising Leaders

The WICT Network recently announced the 180 designees of its 2022 Rising Leaders Program. The top candidates were chosen based on a highly competitive selection process that involves more than 100 media professionals, themselves alumnae of the program. Meet the members of the 2022 Rising Leaders classes here.

The WICT Network’s Rising Leaders Program (RLP) is designed for industry professional women at the manager and director level who have demonstrated their potential and their desire for leadership and career advancement. During this intensive immersion program, participants take part in leadership analysis and case study work while expanding their cable business acumen.

NAMIC Celebrates the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) Class XXI

Congratulations are in order for the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) Class XXI.

NAMIC’s award-winning Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP) is offered in partnership with the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. ELDP is a globally renowned program uniquely tailored for cable, media, and entertainment executives and was recently recognized as a Best Advance in Leadership Development for Racial/Ethnic Minorities. Learn more here.

Gracies Awards Gala to be Held May 24th

Honorees in the National TV, National Radio, Non-Commercial Syndicated Radio and National Interactive Media are recognized at the Gracies Gala. The Gracie Awards Gala honors outstanding individual achievement and programming by, for and about women at the national level. The 2022 Gracies Gala will be held May 24th at the Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel. Learn more here.

18th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards 

The Awards Gala will make its Los Angeles debut at the Beverly Wilshire on June 2, as part of the NATPE Returns series of events to take place in New York, Los Angeles and Budapest in 2022.

The recipients of NATPE’s 18th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards are Warner Bros. Television Group Chairman Channing Dungey, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg, film and television writer, producer, and director Alex Kurtzman, actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Amy Poehler, storied talk show personality Maury Povich, programmer, producer and media investor Jeff Sagansky, and Actor, Director, Producer, Writer, Recording Artist, and Horseman William Shatner. The prestigious awards celebration will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the Beverly Wilshire. The 2022 Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients are recognized for exhibiting their extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision through their diverse work in being a part of the creation and distribution of content for the world’s traditional and digital marketplaces. Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of the most esteemed programmers in the history of television, the Award was created to acknowledge a select group of television professionals who have demonstrated the highest degree of excellence in their field. Read more about the Awards here.

Register Now! UCLA Summer Institute for Entertainment & Sports – June 21 – July 29

The UCLA Summer Institute is open to all UCLA and non-UCLA college students. The courses provide business frameworks as well as opportunities to meet industry executives, visit entertainment organizations, and work on meaningful projects with classmates.

Each instructor is a hand-picked expert who has worked in the industry, and they in turn invite entertainment and sports executives to the classroom to share behind the scenes perspectives that you can’t get anywhere else. The film, tv, sports and marketing courses provide a student project that allows them to work on an actual business challenge and interact with entertainment and sports professionals. And the best part is that LA is a living classroom with access to so many entertainment venues and organizations. Learn more and register today.

First-ever Emma Bowen Foundation Hybrid Summer Conference

Once again, the Emma Bowen Foundation will be hosting the annual summer conference – Homecoming: Welcome Back to the Future – but this year it will be the first-ever hybrid conference.  The event will be virtual on June 16th and in-person on June 23rd and June 24th at the Sleepy Hollow Hotel & Conference Center in Tarrytown, New York.

Each year, nearly 200 fellows gather at the EBF Annual Summer Conference to network, learn, and take their first steps toward a career in the media and technology industries. The Summer Conference features talks by charismatic leaders in the industry and conversations with EBF Alumni, as well as a few flagship events, including the EBF’s Power Networking event and Career Fair with some of the industry’s leading companies.  Save the date for more details coming soon!

Save the date for the T. Howard Foundation 29th Diversity Awards Dinner

The T. Howard Foundation’s 29th Diversity Awards Dinner will be held on September 14, 2022, at Cipriani Wall Street from 6 – 9 PM ET.  More details to follow.