partner news 10/22/20

Posted by on October 22, 2020

Check out our Partner News for the week of 10/15 - 10/22!

New York Women In Film & Television 2020 Creative Workforce Summit

Join NYWIFT for their second annual Creative Workforce Summit, scheduled October 20-23, 2020. This year NYWIFT celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women’s rights to vote and recognize the contribution made by Women Documentary Makers that document the culture, social and economic change in history. Learn more here.

LABRFF 2020 Starts Tomorrow

The 13th Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival is happening from October 21-25. Hurry and celebrate with the biggest Brazilian film festival in the U.S bringing in speakers, panel discussions, networking and music + short videos! Buy your ticket here.

 Women + Sport Summit 2020

ESPNW has organized its annual espnW Women + Sports Summit on October 20-21 virtually. Hosted by Sage Steele and Sarah Spain, the summit will bring in inspirational women across sports, business, and culture for amazing discussions and more! Register here for free.

Amazon Studios Sets Virtual MACRO X HBCU Entertainment Summit With Kenya Barris, John David Washington, Charles D. King And More

The second annual event, the MACRO X HBCU Entertainment Summit is set to go virtual this year. Presented by Amazon, it is set to kick off October 24, 2020 at 10am EST. The summit will include, panelist, discussion from notable talent and executives from the business entertainment, many that are HBCU alumni. Read more about on Deadline.

ViacomCBS Reveals Writers For 2020-2021 Mentoring Program

ViacomCBS has announced the 11 writes that will participate in their annual Writers Mentoring Program. The eight-month mentoring program will pair writers with ViacomCBS executives and teach writers about the in-and-outs of the television industry. Each participate will also have access to agents, executives, showrunners and producers. Read more on Deadline


Dominic Colon | The Latinx List - All Accents Welcome

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Come sit down and watch Episode 7 of Dominic Colon has he discuss with his friend Robin De Jesus about Latin Heritage Month and representation in TV and film. Dominic Colon is a writer, actor and producer from Bronx, New York. Throughout his career he focuses his work to portray and represent the Latinx community. Dominic Colon sits down with Robin De Jesus to conversate on the importance of telling stories and telling the truth through films and series.  

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Sylvia Bugg Named Chief Programming Executive At PBS

PBS has announced Sylvia Bugg to the role of Chief ProgrammingExecutive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. Bugg will oversee non-children’s content and will lead PBS’s programming strategy on all digital platforms. In her previous role, Bugg oversaw the PBS editorial team and led strategies in different genres. During the pandemic, Bugg and the programming team have also restructured PBS’s primetime scheduling to prioritize education and cultural programming. 

Read more on Variety.

Emerlynn prompted to VP Of Inclusion Talent and Content NBC Universal

Emerlynn Lampitoc has recently been promoted to VP of Inclusion Talent and Content at NBC Universal. She will be overseeing the production and creative effort in the industry. Having been Global Talent Development & Inclusion since it’s beginning, Emerlynn is experienced in developing and innovative strategies to increase a diverse workforce in entertainment. Congratulations Emerlynn!


CAA And Parrot Analytics Study Finds Increase In Diversity With TV Shows In Past Three Years; Latinos Remain Underrepresented

CAA and Parrot Analytics have joined together in a recent study to find that the audience demand from diverse U.S. scripted debut has doubled since 2017. Although it may seem like an increase in diversity in the entertainment industry, the study’s details didn’t cover all racial and ethnic groups. The study found that while the demand for diverse debuts has increased, cable’s talent diversity in its debut’s series regular cast has slightly declined. The research shows that agencies and organizations are pushing for inclusion and equity for all in the industry. Read more about the study here.


 Bizzabo Created and Announced New Solutions Tools to Strengthen Virtual Events.

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COVID-19 pandemic forced in-person events to run virtually. Operational and internet complications are more common than ever. Which is why Bizzabo created and launched its Partner Management Solution and Speakers Management Solution. The new tools will help collaborate team members with partners and speakers so that their virtual events can reach success. Read more here.

Join NYWIFT For A Screening of The New Feature Tape in Recognition of S.W.A.N

the NYWIFT (New York Women In Film & Television) Summit digs into Executive Function. Decision-makers at networks, funders & production companies discuss the future of funding and green-lighting nonfiction projects & how social justice and politics influence their decisions. To read more visit here