NHMC Impact Awards Gala

Friday, February 28, 2020
Beverly Wilshire Hotel - 9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Pictured: Jay Hernandez & Brenda Victoria Castillo

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) J.J. Soria, America Ferrera, Karrie Martin, Annie Gonzalez, and Carlos Santos attend the 23rd Annual NHMC Impact Awards Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images for National Hispanic Media Coalition )

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a 34-year-old non-profit organization that builds bridges, creates opportunities, resources and connects the Latino talent to the entertainment industry. 

“We are elated to honor such a distinguished group of visionaries and trailblazers who advance equality and opportunities for Latinos in the media,” said Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO National Hispanic Media Coalition. “NHMC has come a long way in paving a path for Latinx to work in front of and behind the camera. We can’t have a coalition without collaboration, without building bridges. Our honorees are helping to build those bridges and we applaud and acknowledge their efforts with our Impact Award.”

To view highlights of NHMC’s 2020 Impact Awards Gala visit the following: our Flickr, Getty Images, Getty Video, and on social media through the hashtag, #NHMCImpact.

2020 Impact Awards Gala Honorees

Visionary Impact Award:
In the Heights Motion Picture
Warner Bros. Chair and CEO Ann Sarnoff

Outstanding Series Producer Impact Award:
America Ferrera
Executive Producer, Superstore and Gentefied

Outstanding Performance Impact Award:
Jay Hernandez in Magnum P.I.

Outstanding Television Impact Award:
Party of Five
Amy Lippman, Executive Producer

Trailblazer Impact Award:
Ozzie Areu, Founder & CEO, Areu Bros. Studios

Outstanding Film Producer Impact Award:
Dany Garcia
Founder, Chairwoman and CEO of The Garcia Companies and TGC Management
and Co-Founder of Seven Bucks Companies

Outstanding Executive Producer Impact Award:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Showrunner, Riverdale Television Series

Outstanding Series Performance Impact Award:
Isabella Gomez, One Day at a Time

NHMC’s 2020 Impact Awards Gala ceremony took place on Friday, February 28th at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

2020 Impact Awards Gala Dinner Committee:

  • Karey Burke, President, ABC Entertainment – Gala Co-Chair
  • Jessica Herrera-Flanigan, President, Univision Foundation – Gala Co-Chair
  • Brenda Victoria Castillo, President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition
  • Jaime Davila, President & Co-Founder, Campanario Productions
  • Gilbert Davila, President & CEO, Davila Multicultural Insights
  • Craig Robinson, EVP & Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal
  • Peter Lenkov, President of 101st Street Entertainment
  • Philip Sanchez, Vice President, Relationships Manager, City National Bank
  • Ivette Rodriguez, President, American Entertainment Marketing
  • Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, EVP, Entertainment diversity, Inclusion & Communications, CBS Entertainment 
  • Peter Villegas, Vice President & Head of Latin Affairs of Coca-Cola
  • Marie Sylla-Dixon, Vice President, Federal Government & External Affairs, T-Mobile 

2020 Impact Awards Gala Sponsors:

Univision Communications Inc. – Title Sponsor
The Walt Disney Company – Diamond Sponsor
T-Mobile – Diamond Sponsor
WarnerMedia – Platinum Sponsor
Comcast NBCUniversal – Platinum Sponsor
The Coca-Cola Company – Platinum Sponsor
Southwest Airlines – Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors
CBS Entertainment 
Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg 
Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Law Firm
Starz Entertainment

Titanium Sponsors
101st Street Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television
A&E Networks
Berlanti Productions
Campanario Entertainment
Davila Multicultural Insights
City National Bank
SOS Global Express

Bronze Sponsors
Creative Artists Agency
Los Angeles Dodgers
Eva Longoria Foundation
AltaMed Health Services Corporation
TNT Agency


For media and sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jennifer Oliva at joliva@nhmc.org