All proceeds will benefit the NATPE Educational Foundation in order to teach students and young professionals the best ways to pursue a career in content.

Complimentary Ticketing sponsored by Discovery.

This event was hosted by Pamela Silva Conde, co-anchor of the Univision Network’s weekday newsmagazine “Primer Impacto.”

Tyler Perry kicked-off the event with a keynote address.

Actor/Producer Esai Morales led a Producing/Creating In Hollywood panel.

Jussie Smollett from EMPIRE was a panelist in a Producing/Creating In Hollywood panel.

The close of the event featured a performance by Lexi who released the album Just Listen through Motown Gospel.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Miami Beach

For The First Time Ever…

The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TELEVISION PROGRAM EXECUTIVES (NATPE) and NATPE’s Educational Foundation Team partnered with the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE (NAACP) and NATIONAL HISPANIC FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS (NHFA) to present a very special event designed to spotlight diversity awareness in entertainment.

Event Schedule:

1:15 PM
Doors Open

2:00-2:20 PM 
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Host: Pamela Silva Conde

2:20-2:55 PM 
Keynote Address with TYLER PERRY: A Career In Hollywood Today 

3:00-3:55 PM  
Panel Session: Living the Dream: Producing and Creating in Hollywood  

A panel conversation with the industry’s top talent, producers, writers and executives to discuss ways diversity becomes an integral part of the story

Nischelle Turner

Esai Morales
– Actor/Producer and Founder, NHFA
Benjamin Daniel Lobato – Co-showrunner, QUEEN OF THE SOUTH
D’Angela Proctor – SVP, Production & Business Development, CODEBLACK FILMS
Cris Abrego – Chairman, Endemol Shine Americas and CEO, ESNA
Jussie Smollett – Actor, EMPIRE

4:00-5:15 PM 
Showcase Event: A Celebration of Creativity

NAACP has selected three (3) projects from its various youth organizations to conduct a “live” showcase/feedback session with leading industry executives

Eric Deggans
– TV Critic, NPR and Chair, Board of Jurors, George Foster Peabody Awards

Presenter 1:
Sultan Ali
– Brooklyn College
Presenter 2:
Obiageli Odimegwu – USC Film School
Presenter 3:
Nadia Gonzales – University of Texas, San Antonio

Nicole Bernard – formerly EVP, FOX Audience Strategy
Gloria Calderon Kellett – Showrunner, ONE DAY AT A TIME, Netflix
Chris Mack – SVP, Head of Scripted Development, Stage 13/WB Digital Networks
Romina Rosado – SVP, Digital, NBCU Telemundo Enterprises

5:15-5:30 PM 
Musical Performance:  Lexi, Artist from Motown Gospel

NATPE worked closely with the NAACP’s Hollywood bureau and the NHFA, local universities and other diversity focused youth organizations, to create an auditorium filled to capacity with today’s aspiring content creators.

This opportunity educated and inspired the next generation of content creators, giving them access and in-person experience with leaders in the entertainment community.


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