Network Heads at CBS, NBC and ABC to Keynote at 2014 NHMC MediaCon

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The network heads discuss broadcast television and the importance of Latino inclusion at all levels of media

Pasadena, CA –  NHMC makes Hollywood history on March 27, 2013 as the only Latino advocacy group to bring together three heads of U.S. TV networks to discuss the climate of broadcast television and the importance of Latino inclusion on all levels of media.  Nina Tassler, the chairman of entertainment at CBS, who is also the first Latina to head a network, Jennifer Salke, the president of entertainment at NBC, and Paul Lee, the president of entertainment at ABC, will participate in a keynote session presented at the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) MediaCon at the Hilton Universal City Hotel on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

AlexNogalesIn the keynote roundtable session moderated by NHMC President & CEO Alex Nogales, the network heads of entertainment will discuss the changing climate in broadcast television and what is in store for the future. They will also address the importance of diversity and the networks’ efforts to include more Latinos, other people of color, and women both in front and back of camera.

“Including the diversity of the American cultural fabric is not only the right thing to do, but it is also good for business,” said Nogales. “Audiences expect to see themselves and their neighbors reflected in media-and NHMC is proud to have a good working relationship with these executives and their networks, to help bring about diversity both in front and back of camera.”

NHMC MediaCon is the premier annual event designed to advance the image and careers of Latinos in media. NHMC MediaCon convenes industry executives, national media influencers, media insiders, celebrities, as well as diversity, public relations and marketing professionals to network, share best practices, and discuss the role Latinos are playing in trends and emerging issues in the entertainment industry.

Previous keynote speakers at MediaCon include worldwide pioneer and entertainment industry leader Haim Saban, Chairman and CEO of the Saban Capital Group, andWalter Ulloa, CEO of Entravision Communications Corporation. Past panelists include Pantelion Films Chairman James McNamara, Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger, ImpreMedia CEO Monica Lozano, Emmy Award-winning Univision news anchor María Elena Salinas,  Filly Brown star Gina Rodriguez, Criminal Minds executive producer Ed Bernero, Williams Morris/Endeavor (WME) talent agent Eric Rovner, and Emmy Award-winning journalist Giselle Fernandez, among others.

The 3rd Annual NHMC MediaCon is now open for registration. For additional conference information or to register, visit www.nhmc.org/mediacon.