Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable are establishing a new Multiethnic TV Leaderships Awards program.
The two NewBay Media publications will present the Multiethnic Leadership Awards, honoring nine executives who support the continued growth and viability of the multiethnic television business. Those executives will be recognized at a luncheon ceremony at the New York Hilton on Wednesday, April 17.
The ceremony will be preceded by a morning program featuring one-on-one interviews with keynote guests, panel discussions with business leaders and a special presentation by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications during which the group will announce its Vision Award nominees. It will mark the first time NAMIC will stage live announcements of those receiving Vision Awards nominations.
Winners of the NAMIC Vision Awards, which in its 19th year and continues to recognize people of color in original television or digital content, will be honored at a Los Angeles event in May. The Vision Awards will be presented in collaboration with B&C and Multichannel News. The final date to submit entries for this year's NAMIC Vision Awards is Jan. 16.
In a joint statement, Louis Hillelson, vice president and group publisher, B&C and Multichannel News, and Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee, president and CEO, NAMIC, commented: "We are excited to expand upon the longstanding partnership between NAMIC and B&C/Multichannel News to recognize the industry's achievements in furthering the business of multiethnic television... This is truly an ideal collaboration for the two organizations. The Multiethnic TV Leadership Awards acknowledge the business executives of the industry while the NAMIC Vision Awards salute the creative aspect of the business."