October 2015

In this edition of NHMC at Work: 

  • NHMC is Hiring!
  • D.C. Policy Shop Update
  • NHMC Gears up for its 6th Annual Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception
  • NHMC Honors Five Media Professionals at Inaugural New York Impact Awards Reception
  • 2015 Latino Scene Showcase
  • Stella Murga Receives Racial Justice Award
  • Winner of the Rising Creators Project is Announced
  • NHMC at #LATISM Conference
  • Happy Birthday to Geoff Harris
  • NHMC Welcomes New Baby

NHMC is Hiring!

we're hiringNHMC is looking to hire an experienced Communications Director to develop and implement a communications and marketing plan to increase the visibility of NHMC’s brand, and to strategically advance NHMC’s advocacy, programs and events.

This is a senior position. Candidates must have at least 5-10 years of experience, including social media experience. Click here for the full job description and application details.
NHMC Applauds FCC for Reducing Inmate Calling Rates 668446d1-9edf-49a7-b388-a3c426e4a389 NHMC applauds the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) October 22 vote to limit prison phone rates. For several years, uncompetitive pricing had prevented family members from keeping in contact with loved ones. The FCC’s order, however, limits service charges and caps rates in both prisons and jails, helping to alleviate the financial burden faced by incarcerated people and their families. NHMC has worked with several other organizations to help make these changes a reality. On October 6, NHMC joined the Media Action Grassroots Network, Free Press, and the United Church of Christ, Office of Communications, Inc. to host a Capitol Hill briefing on Lifeline and prison phone justice. The event brought together civil rights leaders and elected officials from across the country to discuss the FCC’s potential reforms. The following week, 15 senators penned a letter to the FCC, encouraging the Commission to move forward on the proposal to cap instrastate prison phone rates. Past Impact Award recipients, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ), joined in the letter.
NHMC Gears Up for 6th Annual Washington, D.C. Impact Awards Reception D.C.In its 6th year, NHMC’s Washington D.C. Impact Awards Reception will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters’ headquarters. The NHMC Impact Awards Reception recognizes policymakers that are working to bridge the digital divide and enact policies that protect Latinos and other people of color. Past honorees include FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel, former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Senator Markey, Senator Menendez, Congresswoman Roybal-Allard, Congressman Grijalva, Congressman Luján, Congressman Jeffries, then-Congresswoman Hilda Solis and ZGS Communications. For sponsorship opportunities, visit www.nhmc.org/dcimpactawards.
2015 Latino Scene Showcase Latino Showcase Group On Wednesday October 21st the third annual Latino Scene Showcase, produced by NHMC and LATC, took place at the El Portal theater in North Hollywood. Seven scenes written by NHMC TV Writers Program alumni and acted by Latino actors were performed in front of an audience of 150 agents, managers, casting and network executives. The goal of the event is to bring attention to Latino actors and writers so that they can gain access to the industry and connect with key industry professionals who will help them further their career. The showcase was sponsored by Disney/ABC Television Group, CBS Entertainment and Comcast NBCUniversal. To see the pre-taped scenes, program book and pictures of the event please visit www.nhmc.org/latinosceneshowcase.
NHMC Honors Media Professionals at Inaugural New York Impact Awards Reception 22043818932_f353ae183a_o NHMC honored five highly esteemed and respected Latino media professionals at its inaugural New York Impact Awards Reception at Google’s Chelsea Market Space on October 8. John Quiñones, ABC N ews anchor and correspondent, and host of What Would You Do?, emceed the event. Over 100 industry leaders gathered to recognize local talent in New York – the largest designated market area (DMA) in the country – for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the region’s Latino community:John Q
  • Lynda Baquero, NBC 4 New York reporter – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Esteban Creste, Univision 41 news director – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Cynthia López, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment – Outstanding Public Service
  • Jeanine Ramirez, NY1 News reporter – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • Joe Torres, WABC-TV reporter and anchor – Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
“The more than three million Latinos in the New York market are a formidable force that the city’s media is increasingly acknowledging. The NMHC’s presence in this media center assures that the Latino experience will be taken seriously,” explained Angelo Falcón, NHMC Board member and President of the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP). “This was one of the most emotional and high level, diverse crowds we have seen gathered in New York for a long time. Veteran and new journalists and industry leaders hugged each other in solidarity with one another,” added Marta Garcia, Vice Chair of NHMC’s Board of Directors. To view photographs of the event, visit: www.flickr.com/nhmc
Stella Murga Receives the 2015 Racial Justice Award Stella-Murga2NHMC congratulates Stella Murga, Founder and Executive Director of the Adelante Youth Alliance, for being honored as the 2015 Racial Justice Award recipient by the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley. Murga has been a strong supporter of NHMC, and collaboration with her and the Pasadena Latino Coalition has led to many inspirational projects and campaigns. Murga has worked tirelessly to improve racial justice in her community and all of Southern California. Since 2002, the YWCA’s Women for Racial Justice Breakfast has brought together more than 500 of Pasadena’s most influential members of the business, civic, and philanthropic communities to share in our efforts to promote and support racial justice. In 2012, NHMC received the Racial Justice Award for its work on fighting hate speech in media. We applaud the YWCA for recognizing the work of strong individuals throughout the community.
Rising Creators Project Winner: Team Abuelita BabyFirst BabyFirst and NHMC announced the winners from their “Rising Creators Project,” a Latino-inspired programming competition which invited emerging Latino talent including writers, musicians, animators and producers to submit their idea or existing children’s TV series for consideration. Host and TV personality Rocsi Diaz came out to support and celebrate the winning project, Team Abuelita by the hardworking, writers/producers Zoila Amelia Galeano and Jennifer Dornbush. Team Abuelita chronicles a superhero and her team of niños, who save the day from situations including bullies and rival siblings. The winning producers will work with the network’s production team to create their content or fine-tune their existing work before it premieres on BabyFirst for a two-year run. The winners will also fully own the rights to the series and will be entitled to 50% of revenues the series directly generates across platforms other than the BabyFirst network.
NHMC at #LATISM Alex LATISMOn October 28th, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media (LATISM) hosted their 7th National Convention with the theme of “Igniting Latinos to Drive the Innovation Economy.” LATISM members along with tech innovators, corporate leaders, policy experts, investors, and elected officials participated on panels regarding civic engagement, inclusion and policy. NHMC’s President and CEO, Alex Nogales, moderated the panel “The State of Latinos in the Media,” with MiTú’s Beatriz Acevedo, NBC News-Latino’s Sandra Lilley and Univision’s Enrique Acevedo. The panel focused on the need and importance of a media landscape that includes Latino talent. Nogales brought to attention how the lack of opportunities limits Latino inclusion, “we need to create the spaces and opportunities to showcase what is special about us.”
Happy Birthday to Geoff Harris!IMG_5320 NHMC would like to wish a very happy birthday to NHMC TV Writers Program mentor, Geoff Harris! Thank you for your relentless dedication to nurturing Latino talent!  
    NHMC Welcomes Baby Elisa Sophia Scurato! Baby Elisa On October 15th, NHMC Vice President of Policy, Michael Scurato was pleased to announce the birth of his daughter, Elisa Sophia Scurato. Both mom and baby are doing well and are settling in at home with newly promoted big sister, Amelia. NHMC congratulates Michael and his family for their new addition!]]>

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