NAMIC Creative Summit Launch Supported by More Than Fifty Top Entertainment Industry...

NAMIC Creative Summit Launch Supported by More Than Fifty Top Entertainment Industry Executives



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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–April 7, 2004–More than fifty of the entertainment industry’s top executives have been confirmed by the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) for its first annual NAMIC Creative Summit, April 15-16, 2004 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The entertainment industry conference and career expo will be presented in conjunction with the organization’s 10th Anniversary NAMIC Vision Awards taking place Friday, April 16.

The NAMIC Vision Awards honors cable television networks that have demonstrated a commitment to producing quality, multi-ethnic and cross-cultural, original programming content. By broadening the scope of the Vision Awards with the adjunct conference, NAMIC continues its tradition of facilitating strategic outreach methods that result in opportunities for professionals representing all facets of the industry to network. “The NAMIC Creative Summit is an excellent companion to not only the Vision Awards, but the event will also compliment the Annual NAMIC Conference, which has occurred in New York City for the past seventeen years,” said Jenny Alonzo, NAMIC President and Vice President of Production and Inventory Operations, Lifetime Television. “In keeping with NAMIC’s commitment to forward thinking, capitalizing on the decade of success NAMIC has garnered with the Vision Awards by incorporating a yearly forum targeting Hollywood’s vast entertainment community was a strategic move that will result in the cable industry gaining direct access to multi-ethnic, creative talent,” Alonzo added.

Supporting NAMIC’s effort will be over fifty of the entertainment industry’s top executives such as James Anderson, SVP, Publicity and Public Relations, Carsey-Werner-Mandabach; Elaine Brown, Vice President, Special Markets, HBO; Jeff Clanagan, President, Urban Works; Margie Cohn, SVP, Production & Development, Nickelodeon; Kelly Goode, Senior Vice President of Programming, Lifetime Television; Charles King, Agent, William Morris Agency; Rhoda Lawrence, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Universal Music Group; Darrell Miller, Managing Partner, Miller & Pliakas; Rose Catherine Pinkney, Senior Vice President of Comedy, Paramount Television; Neal Scarbrough, VP/Editor-In-Chief, ESPN.com; Carmen Smith, VP Talent Development Programs, ABC; Jeff Valdez, Chairman and CEO, SiTV; Luke Visconti, Partner/Co-Founder, DiversityInc; Leonard Washington, President, Paramount Digital; and Mitsy Wilson, SVP of Diversity, FOX.

The Summit will be highlighted by celebrity and industry-driven segments such as a career expo, cocktail reception and a luncheon featuring a panel discussion with veteran television sitcom, creators/producers Eunetta Boone (“One On One”) and Yvette Lee Bowser (“Living Single” “Half and Half”) and more.

A non-profit, 501(c) (6) trade association comprised of more than 1,500 industry professionals, NAMIC was founded in 1980 as the National Association of Minorities in Cable. Since its inception, NAMIC has initiated programs developed to achieve diversity in leadership, employment, procurement, programming and ownership.

For more information on the NAMIC Creative Summit and the 10th Anniversary NAMIC Vision Awards, log onto http://www.namic.com or call Meeting and Event Professionals at 812-232-3995.

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NAMIC Creative Summit Launch Supported by More Than Fifty Top Entertainment Industry Executives