Industry Insider: October 2020

NALIP Hosts Virtual Latino Media Fest

NALIP Media Fest 2020The Latino Media Fest hosted by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) was held October 14 – 16. The Fest presents the best of U.S. Latinx content across various mediums including film, streaming, digital, documentary, and tech narratives using virtual and augmented reality.

The virtual event featured Latino filmmakers, industry reps, producers, executives, and film aficionados; and included premieres, workshops, master classes, and a star-studded awards ceremony.

Nearly 100 presenters participated in the three-day event that covered topics including diversity and inclusion; social issues, women’s issues, representation behind the screen, and rising through the ranks.  Latinx executives also shared roadmaps they followed on their career journey.  The Latin Media Fest Awards were announced during the event.  Winner of Best Latinx Film went to the Netflix Original Documentary, Mucho Mucho Amor, the Legend of Walter Mercado.

NALIP seeks to inspire, promote, and advocate for Latinx content creators in media. As an established non-profit organization, NALIP advances the development of Latinx content creation through its programs focusing on narrative, documentary, television, and digital formats.

Wonder Woman Awards

Wonder Women 2020The 22nd Anniversary Multichannel News Wonder Women awards luncheon, co-hosted by Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) New York, honoring female leadership, was held virtually on September 30, 2020. The event acknowledged a group of extraordinary women in media for their commitment to enhancing the media business, challenging the status quo, and being an example for young leadership around the world.

The 2020 Woman of Influence was journalist Connie Chung.  24 of the industry’s best and brightest were recognized as 2020 Wonder Women and 2020 Women to Watch awardees.  A list of the honorees can be found here.  Hannah Storm, SportsCenter Anchor was the main host for the event.

Nominations are currently open for the 2021 event Wonder Woman event slated for September 27, 2021 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, NYC.


The SCTE•ISBE Cable‐Tec Expo® Virtual Experience was held October 12 -15 under the theme “Imagine the Possibilities.”  Topics during the Expo included the role of 10G in the smart home, next‐generation access architectures, digitization and cloud virtualization. More than a dozen presentations, panels and one‐on‐one conversations were held as part of the four‐day Imagine Zone program.

Cable-Tec Expo 2021 “Unleash the Power of Limitless Connectivity” will be held October 11-14 in Atlanta, GA.  Kevin Hart, EVP Chief Product & Technology Officer for Cox Communications is the Program Chair.

SCTE•ISBE is a partner with Cable Labs® and the NCTA in building 10G and leveraging its expertise for the acceleration and deployment of technology.  The annual SCTE•ISBE Cable‐Tec Expo® is the largest cable telecommunications and technology trade show in the Americas.  You may learn more by visiting

NAMIC ELDP Class XIX Graduates/Leadership Program

Class valedictorian Simone Knight, VP, Marketing Strategy and Media Intelligence, Univision Communications, Inc. shared inspiring words of wisdom with her fellow classmates during the Virtual Red Carpet & EDLP Graduation Ceremony held on October 9 and sponsored by Charter Communications. The virtual event was held during the 34th Annual NAMIC Conference, October 6 – 9, with a cohort of 50 industry executives.

Staff Me Up’s New Diversity Advocacy Initiative

Over the past 12 months, Staff Me Up has been working with Hue You Know to develop tools and partnerships with Diversity Advocacy Organizations in order to expand media companies’ awareness and access to talent outside of their standard networks, by using Staff Me Up’s hiring and search tools. The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a proud supporter of this new endeavor.

If you are a member of a Diversity Advocacy Organization, you can now add your affiliation to your Staff Me Up profile in order to be included in this initiative.