25TH DIVERSITY AWARDS DINNER HONORING CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD AMC NETWORKS Accepted by Josh Sapan, President and CEO CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARD UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC. Accepted by Randy Falco, President and CEO
DINNER COMMITTEE Henry Ahn President, Content Distribution & Marketing of Scripps Networks Discovery Inc. Bernadette Aulestia EVP, Global Distribution HBO Bob Broussard President, Distribution AMC Networks Ann Carlsen Founder & CEO Carlsen Resources, Inc.
Christopher Carroll SVP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer The Interpublic Group Scott Collins President, National Advertising Sales AMC Networks Jonathan Hargis EVP & Chief Marketing Officer Charter Communications Tonia Oâ€™Connor Chief Revenue Officer Univision Communications Inc.
INTRODUCTION OF CLASS OF 2017 Jo Pamphile GUEST ALUMNI EMCEES AND RISING STARS Anna-Lysa Gayle ’11 and ’12 Reporter, ABC7/NC8, Washington, DC
OPENING REMARKS Jo Pamphile, President & CEO, T. Howard Foundation
Lawrence Jackson ‘12 Reporter & Digital Anchor, NBC News ACADEMIC PARTNERS RECOGNITION CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD AMC Networks Accepted by Josh Sapan, President and CEO OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARDS DINNER FOUNDER’S AWARD PRESENTATIONS CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARD Univision Communications Inc. Accepted by Randy Falco, President and CEO AFTER-PARTY
TABLE OF CONTENTS THF Board of Directors and Mission .................... 2 Chairman and President Messages ...................... 3 Dinner Vice Chairs ................................................ 4 Message from the Founder .................................. 5 History of the T. Howard Foundation ................... 6 Anniversary Dinner Committee .......................... 10 Corporate Leadership Award ............................. 15 Corporate Excellence Award .............................. 19 Special Recognition ............................................ 21 THF Class of 2017 .............................................. 22 On the Road to Success ..................................... 24 Scott Weiss Scholarship Recipients .................... 26 The Team at T. Howard....................................... 27
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ROB DOODIAN, Chairman EVP & Chief HR Officer AMC Networks
HENRY AHN President, Content Distribution & Marketing of Scripps Networks Discovery Inc.
SCOTT WEISS, Founder & Chairman Emeritus President & CEO Speakeasy BERNADETTE AULESTIA First Vice Chair EVP, Global Distribution HBO ANDY TOPPING, Vice Chairman SVP, Human Resources Comcast Cable Communications, Inc. CHRISTINA SPADE, Treasurer EVP & Chief Financial Officer Showtime Networks Inc. SANDY ASHENDORF, Secretary Principal UWS Strategies JUDI LOPEZ, Chair, Fundraising Committee SVP, Content Distribution & Affiliate Marketing Fuse Media RICHARD WARREN, Chair, Program Committee President Turner Content Distribution JOSEPHINE PAMPHILE President & CEO T. Howard Foundation
RICHARD AU Head, Amazon Channels US Amazon
BILL GOODWYN President & CEO Discovery Education THOMAS GORKE EVP, Distribution & Business Development Viacom
MICHAEL BIARD President, Distribution Fox Networks Group
BOB GRUTERS Group Leader, Global Marketing Solutions-US Facebook
ANKIT BISHNOI VP of Content Acquisition & Strategy Sling TV
JONATHAN HARGIS EVP & Chief Marketing Officer Charter Communications
ANN CARLSEN Founder & CEO Carlsen Resources, Inc.
RAY HOPKINS President, Television Networks Distribution CBS Corporation
CHRISTOPHER CARROLL SVP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer The Interpublic Group
WILLIAM KOENIG President, Global Content & Media Distribution National Basketball Association
AYO DAVIS SVP, Talent & Casting ABC Entertainment & ABC Studios
MARGARET LAZO EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer Univision Communications Inc.
ROSALYN DURANT SVP, College Networks ESPN, Inc.
YVETTE MILEY Sr. Vice President NBC News & MSNBC
ROBERT E. FREEMAN Partner, Co-Chair Tech, Media & Telecom Group Member, Sports Group Proskauer
ALEX SWAN Sr. Director, Global Industry Relations ARRIS Group, Inc.
KENNY GERSH EVP, Business MLB Advanced Media
DANIEL YORK Sr. EVP & Chief Content Officer AT&T DAVID ZAGIN President of Distribution A+E Networks
T. HOWARD FOUNDATION MISSION STATEMENT The Foundation’s mission is to diversify the media and entertainment industry by increasing the number of underrepresented individuals within the industry. This is accomplished via a comprehensive recruiting program for diverse college students. The program includes the following: • an internship program that gives students industry knowledge and hands-on experience; • professional development via a comprehensive orientation that prepares students for their internship in a corporate environment; • recruiting students and providing career awareness via information about various opportunities within the industry; and 4
• raising industry awareness and recruiting companies to host T. Howard interns.
Tonight, we are here to celebrate the T. Howard Foundation for 25 years of commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment industry. Congratulations to this yearâ€™s corporate honorees: AMC Networks and Univision Communications. We are grateful to both companies for their strong commitment to diversity over the years, and we are thankful for their steadfast support of the T. Howard Foundationâ€™s mission and programs. In our increasingly multicultural world, media and entertainment companies understand that having a diverse workforce is important to staying competitive and critical to their success. A special thank you to my fellow members of the Board of Directors who consistently and generously devote their time and talent in support of the Foundation.
Welcome to the 25th Annual T. Howard Foundation Diversity Awards Dinner!
To Jo Pamphile and the entire T. Howard Foundation team, thank you for your commitment and dedication to diversity and inclusion. Enjoy this special evening and thank you for your support of the T. Howard Foundation. Sincerely,
Rob Doodian Chairman, T. Howard Foundation EVP & Chief HR Officer, AMC Networks
Good Evening Guests, Friends and Supporters of the T. Howard Foundation. Welcome to a special commemorative evening as we celebrate 25 years of commitment and dedication to the mission of diversity and inclusion in the media and entertainment industry. Since its establishment in 1993, the Foundation has significantly expanded its programs and services. The Internship Program has turned into a year-round program, with nearly 200 interns placed last year. Our Career and Alumni Services Program refers talented alumni for full-time positions and facilitated 94 new hires in 2017, while providing ongoing professional development training and career coaching. As we grew, we cultivated and strengthened relationships with academic institutions, strategic partners, Diversity Partners, host companies, and alumni. This focus enables the Foundation to better serve the industry as a resource for diverse talent. I would also like to acknowledge an important part of this success story, The Team at T. Howard, committed to the high standards and quality of service that the industry commands and deserves for the opportunities it provides to our interns and alumni. This evening, I will take pride in introducing them to you. In closing, I would like to congratulate our distinguished honorees, AMC Networks and Univision Communications Inc., and Josh Sapan and Randy Falco, President and CEO, respectively. Thank you, members of the 25th Anniversary Dinner Committee, for your contribution to the financial success of tonightâ€™s celebration. To the Board of Directors of the T. Howard Foundation, thank you for your consistent commitment and incredible support.
Jo Pamphile President & CEO T. Howard Foundation
DINNER VICE CHAIRS
Univision Communications Inc. AMC Networks
Henry Ahn* President, Content Distribution & Marketing of Scripps Networks Discovery Inc. Bernadette Aulestia* EVP, Global Distribution HBO Michael Biard* President, Distribution Fox Networks Group Ann Carlsen* Founder & CEO Carlsen Resources, Inc. Christopher Carroll* SVP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer The Interpublic Group David L. Cohen Sr. EVP & Chief Diversity Officer Comcast Corporation
Tom Gorke* EVP, Distribution & Business Development Viacom Jonathan Hargis* EVP & Chief Marketing Officer Charter Communications William Koenig* President, Global Content & Media Distribution National Basketball Association Judi Lopez* SVP, Content Distribution & Affiliate Marketing Fuse Media
Casey Wasserman President and CEO Wasserman Media Group Daniel York* Sr. EVP & Chief Content Officer AT&T David Zagin* President of Distribution A+E Networks
Stefanie Nimick SVP, Affiliate Distribution Starz Eric Phillips President, Domestic Distribution Discovery Inc. Christina Spade* EVP & Chief Financial Officer Showtime Networks Inc.
Rosalyn Durant* SVP, College Networks ESPN, Inc.
Rob Stoddard SVP NCTA â€“ The Internet & Television Association
Charles Ergen, Candy Ergen, Jim DeFranco Founders DISH Network
Richard Warren* President Turner Content Distribution
In 1994, the T. Howard Foundation hosted its first Dinner for Diversity at Tavern on the Green in New York City with acclaimed journalist Bernard Shaw as our honoree. At the time, we had roughly 150 guests and our first class of interns in attendance. That evening began a journey for the Foundation to change the color of the media industry by opening doors of opportunity for minority college students all over the country. This evening we celebrate a memorable moment in the Foundation’s history, twentyfive years of advancing the benefits of diversity, its positive impact on the industry and the audience we serve. Thousands of interns have passed through our doors and seized the opportunity to grow and move forward. Many are now in professional roles of impact and influence, an extraordinary accomplishment that has established the H. Taylor Howard (l.) Foundation as a leading organization for positive change. and founder Scott Weiss These achievements would not be possible without a monumental effort from both a committed staff under the leadership of Foundation President & CEO Jo Pamphile, and a dedicated Board of Directors comprised of some of the most respected leaders in the industry, under the guidance of Chairman Rob Doodian. To our supporters, each one of you, these positive changes would not be possible without your influence and contributions, not only in your financial support, but also in the actions you model every day. Over the Foundation’s history, we have impacted much change, but there is more work to be done, and your involvement ensures that the Foundation’s efforts will continue.
MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Good Evening Special Guests and Honorees.
Thank you for making the mission of the T. Howard Foundation a reality we can all be proud of. My friend, highly respected scientist and inventor Taylor Howard, would be overwhelmed with the size and scope of the Foundation today, and the accomplishments we have come to represent in an ever-expanding media and entertainment landscape. With gratitude,
Scott S. Weiss Chairman Emeritus, T. Howard Foundation CEO, Speakeasy, Inc.
History of the T. H I-THE IDEA COMES TO LIFE In 1993, while serving as Executive Vice President for Satellite Distribution at Turner Broadcasting, Scott Weiss became aware of the lack of diversity in the industry, and questioned what was being done about it. He learned that, in fact, there was little industry effort to address the issue, which motivated him to create a platform for doing so.
II-THE TEAM IS FORMED Weiss met with industry leaders on the subject of diversity, including Chuck Hewitt, President, SBCA, Bob Caird, VP at Time Warner in charge of HBO, Matt Blank, President, Showtime Networks, George Bodenheimer, SVP, Sales & Marketing, ESPN, Terry McGuirk, EVP, Turner Broadcasting, and Taylor Howard, Professor, Stanford University. Weiss and Taylor Howard developed a close friendship.
III-THE IDEA IS PRESENTED Weiss presented a concept of creating a nonprofit foundation that would serve the industry through the creation of internships targeting minority students. Interns would have the opportunity to showcase their talents and, through their performance, gain opportunities for full-time employment within the industry.
IV-THE FOUNDATION IS FORMED On February 28th, 1994, the T. Howard Foundation was incorporated and registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Weiss honored Taylor Howard by naming the foundation after him, given his extraordinary technology contributions and his personal belief that satellite television would profoundly impact the world through the sharing of valuable video content, including news and information.
V- LAYING THE GROUNDWORK The first year was dedicated to establishing the Foundation. It was co-located with the SBCS offices outside of Washington, DC. Weiss established the first Board of Directors, raised funds for operations, and held the first Annual Dinner at Tavern on the Green in New York City.
VI- REMEMBERING TAYLOR Taylor Howard remained involved with the Foundation until his death in 2002. He was an American scientist, radio engineer, Stanford University Emeritus Professor, visionary, and inventor of the technology used today by the cable, satellite, and telecommunications industries. His career in radio engineering and space sciences spanned 50 years. The T. Howard Foundation is honored to have Taylor as its namesake. From the Foundationâ€™s inception in 1994 until 2002, he generously donated his time as a member of the Board of Directors and to the THF interns.
Howard Foundation VII-THE FOUNDATION CONTINUES TO GROW Since its first Annual Dinner, the event has honored prominent industry and public leaders committed to the mission of diversity. The Annual Dinner became the primary financial resource for establishing an endowment and supporting the Foundation’s internship program. In addition, the Foundation continued its efforts to expand and develop the board of directors.
VIII-THE FOUNDATION BROADENS ITS MISSION In 2004, the Foundation broadened its mission from satellite companies to “multimedia and entertainment,” including cable operators, telcos, PR firms and advertising agencies. This step opened the doors for the Foundation to have a greater impact on diversity while increasing the number and kinds of internship opportunities made available to diverse students.
IX- FULL SPEED AHEAD When Jo Pamphile came to the Foundation as its President and CEO in 2006, she was given the mandate to “grow and expand” on all fronts. Over the next decade the Foundation: • • • • • • • •
tripled the revenue raised by the Diversity Awards Dinner awarded nearly $300,000 in scholarships to alumni doubled the value of the endowment increased the number of summer internships to nearly 100 expanded internships from a summer to a year-round program added job posting and placement services to its offerings added professional development and career counseling services developed a comprehensive alumni program
The total number of Foundation staff is now eleven: three in administration, five in the Internship Program, and three in Career and Alumni Services.
X- LOOKING AHEAD In 2017, the Foundation placed nearly 180 interns and facilitated the hiring of 94 alums. Since its formation, the Foundation has placed more than 1,200 interns and facilitated 550 hires into the industry, thanks to the partnerships established over the years. Currently, the team is focused on responding to the varied technical needs of the industry in order to target its recruitment and placement efforts. The Foundation values its partners and believes that it will be able to continue to succeed because of its partnerships and the shared commitment to diversity and inclusion.
SHERRY WINSTON Sherry Winston has performed in many of the major concert halls throughout the U.S. including Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall, Lincoln Center and at the Kennedy Center. She is a musician and accomplished composer, releasing 6 CDs that combine her compositions with innovative arrangements of classic jazz. Sherry has performed at The White House for President and Mrs. Clinton during their last holiday party, and for former President George H.W. Bush at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. She has appeared on Emeril Live, The Today Show, BET, and many other TV shows nationally. She hosted six shows for BET TV, with Lou Rawls and Saxophonist Najee at the San Francisco Jazz Festival. As well, Sherry has been featured in the New York Times, Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, Odyssey Couleur, More and other national magazines and newspapers. Some of Sherry’s jazz festivals include The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Jamaica, W.I., Orlando & Mercado Jazz Fest with Ramsey Lewis, 17th & Vine, Kansas City, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Hartford Jazz Fest, Virgin Gorda, Louisville, Riverfest, Nashville, and the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. On the business side, Sherry worked as National Director of Jazz Promotion at Columbia, Arista, GRP and Elektra-Asylum Records in New York City. She also ran her own Promotion Company and represented Uniworld Advertising Group in Japan. Sherry’s awards include the Women of Power Award, Stamford Urban League, Links Impact Through the Arts Award, Louis Armstrong Award, nomination for the NAACP Image Award, Eubie Blake Award selected by Billy Taylor, 1984 and 1989 Howard University Alumni Award, Cultural Achievement Award by the National Black MBA, WBLS’s Quiet Storm Award, and Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Partner in the Arts Award. Sherry is a graduate of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts, School of Music and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
DJ LOBO Join the after-party with DJ LOBO sponsored by Univision Communications Inc.
Reporter, ABC7/NC8 Anna-Lysa is a two-time Emmy award-winning journalist for her work at WJLATV in Washington, DC. She was a T. Howard Foundation intern in 2011 at Showtime Networks in Program Marketing and in 2012 at Turner Broadcasting, Inc. in Newsgathering. She started her career at WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, VA and then spent more than two years at WLKY-TV in Louisville, KY. While in Kentucky, she received an award from the Associated Press for her continuing coverage of a case involving four young men coined the Misidentified Four.
In 2017, she earned two Emmy awards for her role in a special report on the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and her role in a newscast on a Silver Spring, MD explosion, which left seven dead. A graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC, it was there she took advantage of the opportunity to hone her skills as a journalist with internships in newsrooms like WTOP 103.5 FM, Fox 5 WTTG, and CNN. She graduated in May 2013 with a broadcast journalism degree and minor in Political Science.
LAWRENCE K. JACKSON Reporter & Digital Anchor, NBC News Lawrence K. Jackson is a journalist, producer, public speaker and motivator of the youth. He is currently the newest co-host of NBC's “Stay Tuned,” a twice-daily news show on Snapchat. The program reaches more than 25 million unique monthly viewers on average and has over 5 million subscribers, with three-quarters of its audience under 25 years of age. Originally from Spring Valley, New York, Jackson received his degree in Broadcast Journalism from the top-ranked S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He was a member of the T. Howard Foundation’s Class of 2012 and interned at CBS News in Newsroom Journalism – Sports. His meteoric rise began as one of the hosts for the reboot of MTV's iconic ‘Total Request Live’ and working for Sean “Diddy” Combs’ music cable network, Revolt TV. Throughout his career, Jackson has covered dozens of red carpets, music and film festival coverage and interviewed cultural icons including Usher, Adam Silver, Oprah Winfrey and Donald Trump. His work has been featured on ESPN, ABC and Essence Magazine.
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Henry Ahn is responsible for the distribution of Scripps’ portfolio of lifestyle networks – HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country – and related content across all platforms. Ahn came to Scripps Networks from NBCUniversal.
As President of Distribution, Bob Broussard develops and directs AMC Networks’ distribution strategy, overseeing U.S. and Canada multiplatform content licensing and affiliate marketing of the company’s cable television networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv; as well as the company’s feature film VOD offerings.
President, Content Distribution & Marketing of Scripps Networks Discovery Inc.
A graduate of Boston College with an MBA from Fordham University, Ahn is widely-respected as an industry leader with the ability to influence and maintain key relationships at all levels. He has earned numerous industry honors and was inducted into CableFAX’s Sales Hall of Fame and named one of CableFAX’s “Most Influential Minorities in Cable.”
BERNADETTE AULESTIA EVP, Global Distribution HBO
Bernadette Aulestia is executive vice president, Global Distribution, for Home Box Office, Inc., overseeing all distribution operations of the company’s services and platforms worldwide. Internationally, she is responsible for the operations of HBO branded networks in 67 countries. Domestically, she leads distribution efforts for the premium networks HBO and Cinemax through cable, satellite and telco companies, and in the critical lodging business. Aulestia oversees HBO’s Affiliate Marketing group, which is responsible for the acquisition and retention of subscribers across all distributor partners. Aulestia also heads digital distribution efforts, including the streaming products HBO GO, MAX GO, the newly launched HBO NOW and HBO Home Entertainment. She was named to this position in June 2015.
President, Distribution AMC Networks
Named to this post in 2006, Broussard previously served as EVP of business affairs, where he negotiated numerous high-profile transactions including affiliation, acquisitions, and divestitures agreements, as well as rights agreements with professional sports teams. Broussard joined AMC Networks in 1989. Prior to joining AMC Networks, Broussard was a corporate lawyer with the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, where he specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions.
Founder & CEO Carlsen Resources, Inc. Ann Carlsen is founder and CEO of Carlsen Resources, Inc. (CRI), a premier provider of executive search and consulting services in global cable, media, entertainment, technology and diversity. Since 1989, CRI has placed more than 2,700 executives in critical industry positions. A highly regarded leader and champion of workplace diversity, Ann has been honored by NCTA (Distinguished Vanguard Award), WICT (Woman of the Year), and NAMIC (L. Patrick Mellon Award). In 2012, she was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
SVP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer The Interpublic Group
As Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies, Mr. Carroll’s responsibilities at IPG include the world-wide controllership and accounting functions, the global shared service division, corporate budget and forecasting, financial ERP systems including implementations team, the process improvement program office, the business controls group and the regional financial teams. Mr. Carroll is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the New York State Society of CPAs. He earned his Bachelor of Science with honors in accounting and business law from the Saint Frances College in New York.
President, National Advertising Sales AMC Networks As President of National Advertising Sales, Scott Collins oversees national, digital and branded entertainment sales efforts for AMC Networks’ cable television networks AMC, BBC AMERICA, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, as well as BBC World News. Named to this post in 2017, Collins previously served as EVP of AMC Networks National Advertising Sales. He joined AMC Networks in 2008 as SVP, Advertising Sales of WE tv. Prior to AMC Networks, Collins held positions in advertising sales at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and A&E Networks. He started his career as a research analyst for Nielsen Media Research. He has been named Sales Executive of the Year by CableFAX and has been inducted into the CableFAX Sales Hall of Fame.
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer Charter Communications In his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Charter Communications, Jonathan Hargis oversees the company's full range of sales and marketing activities across the nation. Prior to joining Charter in April 2012, Mr. Hargis served as Executive Vice President of Marketing at Cablevision, where he played a key role in developing the company's marketing approach and competitive positioning. Before Cablevision, he held a number of leadership roles at AT&T. Mr. Hargis has served for many years on the board of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) and has chaired the CTAM board.
Chief Revenue Officer Univision Communications Inc. Tonia O’Connor drives an integrated content monetization strategy and oversees all of UCI’s revenue streams – linear and digital advertising, content distribution as well as new revenue development.
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O’Connor is spearheading UCI’s development of new opportunities that advance consumer engagement and create a more effective overall experience for marketers and distributors. She has led UCI’s efforts to expand the reach of its portfolio of brands and content availability by creating new consumer products and securing valuable shelf space with both traditional and emerging distributors, and social media platforms. She is active in industry organizations, has received multiple awards and recognitions, and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
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COLMAN DOMINGO â€” GUEST PRESENTER Colman Domingo is an Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League and NAACP Award-nominated, OBIE and Lucille Lortel Award-winning actor, writer and director. He stars on AMC's Fear The Walking Dead as Victor Strand and is currently developing a one-hour drama for AMC which he will write and executive produce. Domingo stars in the upcoming Barry Jenkins film If Beale Street Could Talk and the Sundance hit Assassination Nation directed by Sam Levinson. He is the co-book writer of the new musical Summer: The Donna Summer Musical that will open on Broadway this spring.
Dedicated to producing quality programming and content for more than 30 years, AMC Networks. owns and operates several of the most popular and award-winning brands in entertainment. AMC, IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, and IFC Films produce and deliver distinctive, compelling and culturally relevant content that engages audiences across multiple platforms. The Company also operates BBC America through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide. In addition, the Company operates two streaming services, Sundance Now, dedicated to prestige TV series, films and documentaries, and Shudder, the worldâ€™s largest streaming service for thriller, suspense and horror programming; and AMC Networks International, its global division. For more information, please visit www.amcnetworks.com.
President & Chief Executive Officer AMC Networks One of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and visionary executives, Josh Sapan is responsible for the overall management of AMC Networks, overseeing several leading entertainment brands including national cable television networks AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Worldwide), IFC, SundanceTV, and WE tv; film distribution and production division IFC Films and Sundance Selects; premium streaming video services Sundance Now and Shudder; in-house studio and production operation AMC Studios; and AMC Networks International, the company’s international programming and distribution division. Lauded by Fast Company magazine as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business,” under Sapan’s leadership AMC Networks has created some of the most popular, acclaimed, and awarded television series and films, including AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “Preacher,” “Mad Men,” “The Night Manager,” “Breaking Bad,” and “Better Call Saul;” BBC AMERICA’s “Orphan Black,” “Planet Earth II,” and “Planet Earth: Blue Planet II;” IFC’s “Portlandia;” SundanceTV’s “Rectify,” “The Honorable Woman,” and “Top of the Lake;” WE tv’s “Braxton Family Values;” and IFC Films’ “Boyhood” and “Personal Shopper.” Vanity Fair has recognized him in its New Establishment Issue and as one of the “Impresarios of Cable’s Golden Age.”
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Inducted into the Cable Center Hall of Fame, the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, and the Cable TV Pioneers, Sapan has been recognized with a wide range of honors including NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the Paley Prize for Innovation and Excellence, and, for his contributions to the advancement and protection of free speech, The Media Institute’s Freedom of Speech Award. Sapan has received an unprecedented three Vanguard Awards from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), for Programmers, Marketing, and the Distinguished Vanguard Award for Leadership. Sapan serves on numerous boards, including the American Film Institute, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, The Paley Center for Media, The Cable Center, the Museum of the Moving Image, People for the American Way and WNYC Radio.
You’re in America. Speak the languages. It’s not about English or Spanish. It’s about the language that unites us all.
Latinos speak freedom, faith and family first. We speak new beginnings, hard work and a better tomorrow. We speak hero, courage and sacrifice. We dream American dreams. We value American values.
Se Habla USA™ is a new intiative from Univision Communications Inc. that celebrates the Spanish language and Latino culture in our country.
Our shared commitment to diversity speaks volumes in any language. The Univision Family is proud to stand with the T. Howard Foundation to promote diversity in media.
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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ — GUEST PRESENTER Chairman and Founder El Rey Network Robert Rodriguez is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He is also the Founder and Chairman of El Rey Network, a 24-hour, English-language lifestyle network. Rodriguez has written, produced, directed, and edited a series of successful films including El Mariachi, From Dusk Till Dawn, the Spy Kids franchise, Sin City, and Machete. In 2012, Rodriguez created El Rey Network. Now in 45 million homes, El Rey's originals slate includes “Lucha Underground,” "The Director's Chair,” and “Man at Arms: Art of War.” El Rey Network's lineup also showcases a range of iconic films and series including genre, cult classics, action and horror/sci-fi. Rodriguez is currently collaborating with director James Cameron on the film Alita: Battle Angel, which Cameron is producing and Rodriguez is directing. The film will premiere theatrically December 2018. He resides in Austin, Texas, home to Troublemaker Studios, a production facility of which he is co-owner and president.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, includes Univision Network, one of the top networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network; UniMás; Galavisión; and UDN (Univision Deportes Network); 120 television and radio stations; Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; and Fusion Media Group (FMG), which includes The Onion, FUSION TV, Gizmodo, Deadspin, Jezebel, The Root, among others. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the US.
President & Chief Executive Officer Univision Communications Inc. Randy Falco is President and Chief Executive Officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), a top-tier multimedia company informing, entertaining and empowering the Hispanic community and a diverse American mainstream. Under his leadership, UCI has expanded its reach to more than 100 million average monthly unduplicated consumers across its media portfolio, which includes 17 broadcast, cable and digital networks and 120 local television and radio stations, as well as numerous digital platforms, mobile apps, and high-quality, culturally-relevant “must see” programming available virtually anywhere, anytime. Prior to UCI, Falco served for more than 30 years in various capacities at NBC, where he led the initiative for the NBC-Universal merger and subsequently was named President of the NBC Universal Television Network Group. Falco is credited with branding NBC as the network of the Olympics and is a multiple Emmy Award recipient for this coverage. Before joining UCI in 2011, Falco served as chairman and chief executive officer of AOL, Inc. A Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame inductee, Falco has received numerous recognitions throughout his career, including NATPE’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the Frank Stanton Award, the Ballet Hispánico Gala Honor, Museum of Moving Image Honor and the MALDEF Legacy Leader Award. He is a multiple Cablefax 100 “Above it All” honoree, in recognition of his record of innovation and leadership, and on multiple occasions has appeared in Adweek’s Power List of the most reputable leaders in Marketing, Media & Technology as well as in B&C/Multichannel News’ Power 100 for steering UCI through the creation of original content. Falco has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with the Board of Trustees’ Award, the Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) Champion Award, and the ArtsConnection Honor.
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Falco holds an M.B.A. in finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration, also in finance, from Iona College. He received an honorary doctorate from Iona College in 2001. Falco sits on the board of Ronald McDonald House and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
AT&T '17 John Stankey CEO, AT&T Entertainment Group
ESPN, Inc. '12 George Bodenheimer Executive Chairman
Char Beales '08 President & CEO CTAM
FX Networks '17 John Landgraf CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions
Bridget Baker '12 President, TV Networks Distribution NBCUniversal
Anne M. Sweeney '07 Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks President, Disney-ABC Television Group
TV One '17 Cathy Hughes Founder & Chairperson Radio One Alfred C. Liggins, III CEO, Radio One Chairman & CEO, TV One ABC Entertainment '16 Channing Dungey President HBO '16 Richard Plepler Chairman & CEO Michael Schwimmer '15 CEO Fuse Media Tyler Perry '15 Filmmaker, Actor, Philanthropist Comcast NBCUniversal '14 David L. Cohen EVP Turner Broadcasting System '14 John Martin CEO Salaam Coleman Smith '14 President, Strategic Initiatives NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment A+E Networks '13 Abbe Raven President & CEO Debra L. Lee '13 Chairman & CEO BET Networks Melinda Witmer '13 EVP, Chief Video & Content Officer Time Warner Cable
CÃ©sar Conde '12 President, Univision Networks Univision Communications, Inc. DIRECTV '11 Michael D. White Chairman, President & CEO Discovery Communications '11 David Zaslav President & CEO Jacqueline Hernandez '11 COO Telemundo Communications Group Time Warner Cable '10 Glenn A. Britt Chairman, President & CEO Marva Smalls '10 EVP of Global Inclusion Strategy, MTVN EVP of Public Affairs, Chief of Staff, Nickelodeon, MTVN Kids & Family Group Comcast Corporation '09 David L. Cohen EVP Joshua Sapan '09 President & CEO Rainbow Media Andrea Wong '09 President & CEO Lifetime Networks Viacom '08 Philippe Dauman President & CEO Kenneth W. Lowe '08 Founder of Scripps Networks, President & CEO The E. W. Scripps Company
Turner Broadcasting System '07 Andrew T. Heller President, Domestic Distribution Matt Blank '06 Chairman & CEO Showtime Networks George Bodenheimer '05 President ESPN Inc. & ABC Sports John Sie '04 Chairman & CEO Starz Entertainment Ted Turner '03 Founder Turner Broadcasting System Tom Freston '02 Chairman & CEO MTV Networks Eddy Hartenstein '01 Chairman & CEO DIRECTV, Inc. Carole Black '00 President Lifetime Entertainment Robert Johnson '99 CEO, BET & Holdings, Inc. Carole Simpson '98 Senior Correspondent ABC News Mark McEwen '97 News Anchor, CBS This Morning Bella S. Abzug '96 Feminist & Founder, WEDO Bernard Shaw '95 News Anchor, CNN
Greg Barnard Director, Content Acquisitions ION Media
Lorisa Bates Vice President, Content Strategy & Multiplatform Viacom | BET Networks | Centric
Farid Ben Amor* Knowledge & Community Lead, Future of Information & Entertainment World Economic Forum
Shani Carter* Director, Consumer Marketing EPIX
Edgar Corona* Manager, Hispanic Marketing Strategy & Fan Development National Football League
Steven DeShields* Manager, Point of Sale | Distribution & Marketing Showtime Networks Inc.
Asim Fareeduddin Vice President, IT Security & Regulatory Controls Assurance RELX Group
Alexandria Fontanez* Producer Vox Media
Pamela Ford Consultant
Joshua Jordan* Torrae Lawrence-Mitchell* Senior Platform Specialist Senior Director, Comcast NBCUniversal Brand Distribution Turner Broadcasting System
Addie Moray Vice President, Production Management Smithsonian Networks
Monica Kumar Revare* Sr. Business Development Manager, Home & Entertainment T-Mobile
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CONGRATULATIONS T. HOWARD INTERNS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS A+E NETWORKS Haley Chang St. John's University Sydney Recasner University of Southern California AMC NETWORKS Jaden Baird Lincoln University - Pennsylvania Millie Kreitlow Occidental College Nyla Nation Spelman College Julissa Salermo Rutgers University Jenny Yang SUNY - Binghamton ARRIS Laura Buel San Francisco State University BLEACHER REPORT Denise Dorotheo University of Notre Dame Dijon McCain University of Minnesota Kalin Tate Spelman College BLOOMBERG Emily McCormick UCLA Noelfry Veras SUNY - Albany University CBS SPORTS NETWORK Stephanie Collins University of Texas at Austin Dominique Johnson The Ohio State University Samuel Smith University of Georgia CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS Kevin Galvez University of Pennsylvania Claire Going Pennsylvania State University CNN Laritza Salazar Syracuse University COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL Kathryn Cornish St. Edward's University CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS Ruhi Bhalla New York University C-SPAN Kiah Lewis Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University DISCOVERY INC.
DROGA5 Kailyn Sanders University of Georgia Epix Shana Xu Carnegie Mellon University ESPN
NBCUNIVERSAL (TELEMUNDO) Catalina Mejia University of Maryland, College Park NCTA Jessica Ahenkorah Old Dominion University Miana Massey American University
Reginald Chatman Louisiana State University PARAMOUNT PICTURES Ryan Jordan American University Brooklyn McDaniels The Ohio State University Andrew Reid University of Southern California Brandon Morales New York University Tyshana Richard-Curry Howard University FACEBOOK Isabel Arias Baruch College, CUNY Morsheda Kabir Brooklyn College, CUNY Ashley Williams University of Southern California Hongyu Zhou University of Pennsylvania FUSE MEDIA Alejandra Rosales Humboldt State University GREY GROUP Sky Howard Syracuse University Wei Loh Baruch College, CUNY HBO Alexandra Auguste New York University Ellington Bramwell Pomona College Mahiuddin Chowdhury Long Island University - Brooklyn HEARST
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS Miles Jefferson Brown University PUBLICIS MEDIA Jasmine Hardy East Carolina University Kelsey Serraneau University of Pennsylvania REVOLT TV Kyla Simmons Kalamazoo College SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACTIVE Jonathan McDougle East Carolina University SMARTBRIEF Siyanna Ahmadu Occidental College SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL Oluwasemilore Ifaturoti Rutgers University Breana Ross University of Miami SPEAKEASY
Delaria Ridley Hampton University Sergio Cardenas University of Texas at Austin SPECTRUM Anne Churnakoses Baruch College, CUNY Valentina Orozco SUNY - New Paltz Elyse Nganwuchu Rutgers University Jennifer Tang New York University THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY HOGAN LOVELLS Sierra Lai University of Southern California William Taylor Brigham Young University Tamera Jackson Virginia Commonwealth University truTV HOROWITZ RESEARCH Alondra Rivera SUNY - New Paltz HULU Marshall Glaze University of Baltimore Kaelyn Sabal Loyola Marymount University
Christine Garmendiz SUNY - New Paltz Nairobi Jeanniton Boston University Jared Leong Emerson College Doris Liang Emerson College Tyana Mason SUNY - Albany University Jamie McCoy Syracuse University Iris Raiken Emerson College Karla Reyes St. John's University Kaylah Seawood Canisius College
Deborah Coker Pennsylvania State University INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES (IPG) Channing Gatewood American University Kevin Kim New York University Bianca Guignard Georgia State University Ishaan Rastogi Rutgers University Ryan Herrera University of North Carolina at TURNER BROADCASTING - TCD Brian Ronquillo Baruch College, CUNY Chapel Hill Brianna Shorte Boston University Eric Baffour-Addo Brown University Xavier Husser Boston College Kathleen Exantus University of Georgia NBCUNIVERSAL Raquel Laguerre University of Pennsylvania Amber Quinney Canisius College Joong Won Pyo Georgetown University Nidia Cavazos University of Texas at Austin Destiny Riley University of Richmond Jacinth Jones Howard University Jessica Roberts Villanova University Hyunjin Kim University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Antoinette Wade University of Michigan Zenzele Price Wesleyan University Ann Arbor Desmond Smalley Hampton University Karis Stephen University of Pennsylvania
Amanda Hernandez University of Texas at Austin Aniel Luna SUNY - Albany University Kevina Newton New York University Prakruti Patel Boston University Frederic Wills Wesleyan University Kadian Wright SUNY - Stony Brook University TURNER BROADCASTING - TURNER SPORTS Breana Bacon University of Maryland, College Park Nigil Crawford Hampton University Kamryn Dodd Pennsylvania State University Jasmine Hill Lee University Aliyyah Jackson The Ohio State University Brianna Sims Howard University Quentin Thomson SUNY - New Paltz Kayla Watkins University of Georgia TV ONE Brandon Loftin Towson University Joshua White Towson University UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS Bria Hardin-Boyer Spelman College Alexandra Santiago George Washington University VIACOM Brianna Allen University of Texas at Austin Zaynah Anderson Syracuse University Tatiana Cadet New York University Josie Cyrus Ithaca College Jorge Garcia City College of New York, CUNY Shamika Gentle SUNY - Albany University Alexandria Johnson Kennesaw State University Sabbir Miah Baruch College, CUNY Aliyah Muhammad Pomona College Maitlyn Phan University of Southern California Sofia Wensel Elon University Charlotte Zee Hamilton College
LIONSGATE Milagros Montalvo Pomona College NBC SPORTS Sebastian Canizares-Fernandez Wesleyan University NBCUNIVERSAL Nazifa Nasim Fordham University NCTA Jared Beck American University PARAMOUNT PICTURES Cynthia Blondeel-Timmerman University of Southern California Chelsea Hampton California State University Fullerton truTV Jasmyn Holmes-Spruell New York University Rayxely Tejada Baruch College, CUNY TV ONE Jelani Williams Howard University VIACOM Anne Churnakoses Baruch College, CUNY Pablo Escabosa Emerson College Nicole Okeke Long Island University - Brooklyn FALL INTERNSHIPS CBS SPORTS Jin Ju Min Baruch College, CUNY CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS Nyasa Jackson Sacred Heart University HBO Mahi Chowdhury Long Island University Brooklyn Rayxely Tejada Baruch College, CUNY
INTERPUBLIC GROUP OF COMPANIES (IPG) Brian Ronquillo Baruch College, CUNY LIONSGATE Daisy Leyva St. John's University NBCUNIVERSAL Ronnie Brumant Rutgers University Haley Chang St. John's University Cameron Chin University of Southern California Milagros Montalvo Pomona College Dynahlee Padilla SUNY - New Paltz Stephany Rodas University of Southern California Shana Xu Carnegie Mellon University
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SPRING INTERNSHIPS AMC NETWORKS Shawn Wu New York University CNN Beverly Danquah St. John's University DISCOVERY INC. Nicole Escalante Fordham University Danasia Greaves Georgetown University Manuel Kim Baruch College, CUNY Elsa Lazo-Vasquez Georgetown University HBO Alexandra Auguste New York University
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The following T. Howard Foundation alumni were hired into the industry in 2017. We wish them continued success!
A. Acaro '17* NBCUniversal
J. Beck '17 PMK BNC
P. DiNapoli '16, '15 Depeche Mode
A. Franklin '16 National Football League
R. Jackson '17* ESPN
S. Addo '16 PHD Worldwide
C. BlondeelTimmerman '17 Paramount Pictures
I. Escalante '17 A+E Networks
C. Hampton '17 Paramount Pictures
F. Jimenez '15 AdFellows Program
B. Allen '17 BET Networks
I. Callender '16 Blackbaud
K. Exantus '17 AdFellows Program
J. Harley '13 TEGNA
A. Johnson '16, '15 Major League Gaming
J. Arenas '15 News-Press & Gazette Company
A. Cox '16 Speakeasy
M. Finley '14 AdFellows Program
P. Hidron '15, '14 Snap, Inc.
M. Kreitlow '17 AMC Networks
B. Bacon '17 Turner Broadcasting
C. Delgado '16, '15 NBCUniversal
S. Frank '16 VH1
B. Holt '16 BuzzFeed
D. Leek '16, '15 BET Networks
J. Mitchell '16 Zenith
A. Proctor '16, '15 Merkle
E. Tawose '17* Weigel Broadcasting
S. Wu '17, '16 NBCUniversal
J. Ma '15 CBS Corporation
M. Morgan '16 Entertainment Consulting International
N. Salaices '16 Turner Broadcasting
J. Vassar '15 HubSpot
L. Zhang '16 National Football League
ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS
V. Li '16 Jacksonville Jaguars
Not pictured: S. Bergas '17* BronxNet Community Television
N. May '16, '15 Edelman Communications
N. Nasim '16, '15 Viacom Media Networks
R. Searles '16 FringeArts
C. Waterman '14 Shorty Awards
L. Clarke '16 Major League Baseball E. Edokwe '16 NBCUniversal M. Lewis '17* Discovery A. Williams '16 NBCUniversal
M. Mayers '17* AMC Networks
N. Nation '17, '16 21st Century Fox
D. Simpson '16 Hatcher Group
J. Williams '17, '16 Zenith
C. Zhou '16 Comcast Corporation
* Members of Talent Development Program
J. McDougle '17 RNN-TV
A. Nazario '15 Google
B. Singleton '17* NBCUniversal
K. Wilson '16 NBCUniversal
SCOTT WEISS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Named in honor of our founding Chairman Emeritus, Scott Weiss, the scholarships provide THF alumni financial assistance for their future academic and professional pursuits. This merit-based scholarship is used for tuition, books, training, conferences, workshops, and other academic-related expenses that prepare T. Howard alumni for the media and entertainment industry. The following highlights our 2017 scholarship recipients: Tatiana Cadet Viacom ('17) New York University — My experience with T. Howard and this award will advance my career goals by assisting me with applying my academic learnings to real-world situations. As tuition costs increase and post-graduate financial assistance decreases, it has been a challenge for me to afford school. The Scott Weiss Scholarship will help me afford my last semester and develop a thorough, wellresearched capstone project that tackles an industry problem that I can share with future employers in the media and entertainment industry. Jin Kim Viacom: Comedy Central ('16), NBCUniversal ('17) University of Michigan - Ann Arbor — My Scott Weiss Scholarship will go towards tuition at the University of Michigan. Since I immigrated to the United States, media has played a large role in my life. From watching Blues Clues to learn English as a child, to interning at Viacom and NBCUniversal, media has been an ever-present constant in my life. Thank you to the T. Howard Foundation for allowing me to continue my pursuit of increasing diverse representation throughout the entertainment industry. Cierra Lockett Viacom: Nickelodeon ('13) Loyola Marymount University — Receiving a Scott Weiss Scholarship will help me fund my third-year MFA thesis film, a preview of a television pilot I wrote this semester. Not only does this give me the chance to focus on academics and internships, but it will enable me to amplify my portfolio when I pitch to networks and studios. I am happy to represent AfricanAmerican women screenwriters and T. Howard in the entertainment industry.
Kevina Newton Turner ('17) New York University — I'm grateful for the Scott Weiss Scholarship award because it will allow me to pay off some of my student loans. Initially I was planning on starting my payment plans after graduation but this will allow me to begin sooner. I'm honored to have my merit honors recognized by the Foundation and to alleviate my financial burden. None of this would be possible without my participation in the T. Howard Foundation internship program. Thank you. Maitlyn Phan Viacom: Nickelodeon ('17) University of Southern California — By helping to pay off student debt, the Scott Weiss Scholarship award allows me to embark on my entrepreneurial aspirations sooner rather than later. My goal is to address diversity in entertainment by working with Asian Pacific American creatives in new media spaces by starting an agency geared toward helping APA creators and businesses reach wider audiences. Without this assistance, I would risk being left behind by an industry that's rapidly evolving. Hongyu Zhou Facebook ('17) University of Pennsylvania — I am grateful to receive the Scott Weiss Scholarship award which will provide new opportunities for me. I am extremely thankful for every door that T. Howard has opened for me, from career to scholarship opportunities. Prior to T. Howard, I struggled to find mentors and possibilities as an AsianAmerican in the media industry. T. Howard has provided me with the resources, skills, and confidence to move forward to pursue my dreams, and I cannot thank the program enough for that.
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Josephine E. Pamphile President & CEO
LaShika Howard Senior Manager
Brynton Lett Program Manager
Edina Varsa Senior Administrator
Ada Rodriguez Program Coordinator
Raphael Richard Associate Program Manager
Maire Hunter Administrative Coordinator
Whitney Jennings Program Assistant
Doreen Thomas Assistant Program Manager
Nina Jeronimo Marketing & Recruitment Specialist
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OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY DRIVES OUR SUCCESS.
A MULTITUDE OF DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES CREATES INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. We’re proud to support the T. Howard Foundation’s 25th Annual Diversity Awards Dinner as we continue to expand opportunities for all. We also salute this year’s honorees: AMC Networks, Corporate Leadership Award recipient; Univision Communications Inc., Corporate Excellence Award recipient.
OPENING MINDS. Congratulations to the 2018 honorees. We are proud to salute the T. Howard Foundation on its 25th anniversary.
With 94,000 employees, we understand the importance of diversity. What makes us different, makes us stronger. Charter is proud to support the work of the T. Howard Foundation.
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ON 25 EMPOWERING YEARS CHEERS TO TONIGHTâ€™S HONOREES
AMC NETWORKS CORPORATE LEADERSHIP AWARD
UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS INC. CORPORATE EXCELLENCE AWARD
The T. Howard Foundation AMC Networks Univision Communications for championing diversity in our industry.
REA MORE VOICES LEAD TO GREATER
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ACH Congratulations to the T. Howard Foundation on reaching its 25th anniversary. Thank you for your countless efforts to ensure that underrepresented groups are given opportunities in media and entertainment. We are proud to support you.
70+ partner companies have hosted THF interns
42 industry leaders honored at diversity awards dinners
T. Howard Foundation Class of 2017 orientation
1,500+ students applied for THF internships in 2017
1,295 internship placements thru 2017
over $275,000 awarded in merit and housing scholarships
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We salute the T. Howard Foundation’s Class of 2018 and tonight’s honorees for their meaningful commitment to increasing diversity within our industry.
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T. Howard Foundation For your mission to promote diversity in our industry through internship, development and advancement programsâ€Śwe proudly salute you.
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