Rob Schneider & Claudia Bassols of CBS’s “Rob” to MC the NHMC Impact Awards

National Hispanic Media Coalition to Recognize Outstanding Achievements

Pasadena, CA — The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is set to celebrate its 15th Annual Impact Awards Gala. This year NHMC will recognize the outstanding achievements of Cesar Millán, Michelle Rodríguez, Efrén Ramirez, Benjamin Bratt, Aubrey Plaza, Chris Weitz, and Taboo. Rob Schneider and Claudia Bassols — CBS’s ¡Rob! — will be Masters of Ceremonies.

The Impact Awards Gala  honors those individuals or entities whose achievements, generosity of spirit, or courage-under-fire have greatly benefited Latinos. The Gala is also an important event on NHMC’s fundraising calendar, as sponsorship helps advance NHMC’s mission. Among the sponsors of the 15th Annual Impact Awards Gala are Disney, Univision, Google, CBS, Bright House Networks, and NuvoTV. Additional sponsorship opportunities and ticket purchasing information can be found at: http://www.nhmc.org/gala

THE HONOREES

        Cesar Millán – Outstanding Reality Show Impact Award
Michelle Rodríguez – Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture Impact Award
  Efrén Ramírez – Outstanding Performance in an Animated Television Series Impact Award
Benjamin Bratt – Outstanding Performance in a Television Series Impact Award
Aubrey Plaza – Outstanding Performance in a Television Series Impact Award
Chris Weitz – Outstanding Direction in a Motion Picture Impact Award
Jaime “Taboo” – Gomez Outstanding Advocate for the Latino Community Impact Award

WHEN:    Friday, February 24, 2012
6:00 PM Reception

WHERE:  Beverly Wilshire Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Grand Ballroom

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-partisan, non-profit, media advocacy and civil rights organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Its mission is to educate and influence media corporations on the importance of including U.S. Latinos at all levels of employment, challenge media that carelessly exploit negative Latino stereotypes, and scrutinize and opine on media and telecommunications policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission and in Congress. Learn more at http://www.nhmc.org. Receive real-time updates on twitter @NHMC.