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Our Goal:

Empower

Founded in 1980, the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is the premier organization that educates, advocates and empowers for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Our success stems from our ability to provide the resources that allow our members to cultivate their individual careers. Equally important, we partner with the country’s leading media companies that are committed to leveraging diversity as a business imperative

 
 
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Our Mission

We are on a mission to educate, advocate and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

 

JUST SOME OF THE GOOD TIMES WE’VE ALREADY HAD!

 
 

2019 is looking good!

 
 
 
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February is Black History month. NAMIC is proud to be a part of two very special events. We hope you will join us. See you there!

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NAMIC Members: Free (registration required)

Non-Members: $15.00 per event (registration required) or purchase our Business Empowerment Duo to attend both events for a discounted price of $25.00! 

February 12, 2019 — BOSS Film Screening. Directed by Stanley Nelson, this film explores the History of African American Entrepreneurship. The special screening is presented by the Pan African Film Festival and NAMIC SoCal. Pre-event registration required. *The day of the screening without registration will require PAFF festival fees for entry.**

For tickets click on link.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/namic-black-history-month-business-empowerment-duo-tickets-55849107183

 
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Director: Stanley Nelson

The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the names and experiences of African Americans who, from the country’s earliest days, have embodied the qualities of innovation, risk-taking and determination to forge a path toward a better life. Tracing more than 150 years of African American men and women, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multimillion-dollar empires.

 

CONGRATS STANLEY NELSON!

PAFF Programmers’ Award - Documentary Feature

Boss: The Black Experience in Business (US) Directed by Stanley Nelson

Where: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Cinemark Theater

Time: 6:15pm (Screen 13)

 
 
 
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FEBRUARY 18TH

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Film Finance, Wealth Building, & Branding Workshop

This workshop will feature expert financiers Jeff Porter, Bilal Little, Yohance Harrison, and Marcus Ranger presenting best practices and insights on film finance, wealth building/financial habits, and personal branding. Pre-event registration required.

NAMIC Members: Free (registration required)

Non-Members: $15.00 per event (registration required) or purchase our Business Empowerment Duo to attend both events for a discounted price of $25.00!

For tickets click on link.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/namic-black-history-month-business-empowerment-duo-tickets-55849107183

 
 

Where: Baldwin Hills Community Center (Level 1 Near Guest Services).

Time: 11:30am - 3:00pm

 
 

THE SPEAKERS

Jeff Porter  has spent his years in Los Angeles furthering the ingenuity, creativity and drive which guided him through his collegiate career at UNLV, during which he founded the non-profit Music and Film Development Center which teaches youth about music and film production, as well as the business behind it. His passion for film, in its myriad facets, has exposed him first hand to the blood sweat and tears of running a set from the ground up as well as the countless hours spent as an editor for many projects.

Marcus Ranger is the Senior Franchise Field Vice President for Southern California at Ameriprise Financial.  Ranger leads an $18 billion wealth management and financial services business unit consisting of 330 independent financial advisors providing wealth management and financial advice for individuals, businesses, and institutional clients.

Bilal Little is currently a Vice President at Blackrock, he joined the firm in 2015. Before joining Blackrock, Bilal spent 5 years as a Senior Vice President and Regional Director in the Advisor Solutions Group (ASG) at Neuberger Berman. As a Regional Director, Bilal was responsible for business development and relationship management for Independent Broker/Dealers and supporting their financial advisors in the Southwest U.S. region.

Yohance Harrison is the Founder and CEO of Money Script Wealth Management, LLC, he began his financial services career twenty years ago in Charlotte, NC. His success with a Fortune 500 firm, led him to Los Angeles in 2004 to manage an office of advisors while continuing to grow his personal practice. In 2014 he departed from his corporate role and partnered with an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. This leap of faith gave Yohance the confidence to start his own firm.

Today, Money Script Wealth Management advices on more than $40 million in assets for 150 families and small businesses.

 
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Jan 17th 2019. If you weren’t there then you missed a good time.

We had friends from across all entertainment platforms and what a night it was!

 
 
 
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Sandy Nunez

President

ESPN: Coordinating Producer
Phone: (860)-329-3540
Email: sandy.nunez@espn.com

Instagram: snuinla

Sandy Nunez is a Coordinating Producing overseeing all studio production for ESPN Los Angeles.  This includes shows such as SportsCenter Los Angeles, SportsCenter Coast to Coast,  The Jump and NBA Countdown.

Recent honors include:

-Awarded “Woman of Inspiration” by WISE Los Angeles

-Named one of “The 30 Most Influential Hispanics in Sports” by Sports Illustrated

-Named one of “Los Angeles Most Influential Latina Journalists” by the California Chicano News Media Association (CCNMA)

Kiir Knight

Vice President


ESPN: Talent Producer
Phone: (336)-253-2511
Email: ktknight84@gmail.com

Instagram: kiir_knight

Kiir Knight is currently a Talent Producer at ESPN, booking celebrities, athletes and newsmakers for SportsCenter and other ESPN platforms. Hailing from North Carolina, she attended North Carolina A&T State University. Kiir previously spent 6 years at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, CT, working on NASCAR, WNBA, NBA, the Little League World Series and X-Games. Kiir then moved to Los Angeles to work for NASCAR booking National Anthem singers ,pre-race concerts and VIP guests to races. Kiir is a very casual gamer and reads graphic novels and manga in her free time. She also thinks that Seinfeld is the best show of all time.

 
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Danielle Green

Treasurer

Showtime Networks: Finance Executive
Phone: (310)-234-5293
Email: Danielle.green@showtime.net

Instagram: Hairz.Medic

Danielle is a recent graduate of the Annenberg Alchemy Plus Leadership Program and works at Showtime Networks as Manager of Production Finance. She is responsible for managing original programming, development, and production tax matters for all Showtime produced series. Her most notable contributions is her involvement with the hit series such as DEXTER, RAY DONOVAN, BILLIONS, and The AFFAIR. Danielle is actively involved with fundraising, planning and executing events and activities for NAMIC.

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Amir Zolfaghari

Secretary


A+E Networks: Distribution Assistant
Phone: (310)-201-6023
Email: Amir.zolfaghari@aenetworks.com

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Amir’s experience in the entertainment industry is comprised of internships at The Robert Evans Company, Kin Community, and A24, and his current position as a Content Distribution Assistant at A+E Networks; where he has been for over a year. He graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration at the University of Southern California (USC) in 2017. He has been a member of NAMIC for over a year and heads the college outreach initiative.

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Marcie perez

Events & Publicity

Agency M Media: Principle & Founder
Phone: (323) 522-5247
Email: marcie@agencymmedia.com

Instagram: AgencyMMedia

As the Founder and Principal of Agency M Media, Marcie is passionate about all things PR and marketing communications. She has a proven track record for developing campaigns for non-profits, foundations, local government, and national consumer brands.

Of all her career highlights, she’s most proud to lead the marketing communications strategy and implementation for Free Tax Prep Los Angeles, a public/private partnership endorsed by the County and City of Los Angeles, Citi Community Development, elected officials and local nonprofits.

 

Angela McCrae    Advisory Board    Email:   angela.mccrae01@gmail.com    Instagram:   angelamccrae   Angela is a filmmaker and digital communications leader with over 15 years of experience in television/film, journalism, and philanthropy. Her career began in broadcast news as a student at  Morgan State University  while working as audio engineer for WBFF FOX45’s debut morning news show. She went on to teach video production at  Baltimore School for the Arts  and created curriculum for at-risk high school students to learn the craft of storytelling and television production.

Angela McCrae

Advisory Board

Email: angela.mccrae01@gmail.com

Instagram: angelamccrae

Angela is a filmmaker and digital communications leader with over 15 years of experience in television/film, journalism, and philanthropy. Her career began in broadcast news as a student at Morgan State University while working as audio engineer for WBFF FOX45’s debut morning news show. She went on to teach video production at Baltimore School for the Arts and created curriculum for at-risk high school students to learn the craft of storytelling and television production.

Kate Rees Davies    Advisory Board    Email:   bizla@yahoo.com    Instagram:   myfabuloushollywoodlife   Kate is an award winning director with experience in narrative features, short film, music videos and commercials. A directing graduate of UCLA, her love and enthusiasm of the craft of filmmaking is infectious. Six of her shorts have screened at Cannes. Her Feature Film Altered Perception, staing Jon Huertas (Castle, This is Us) is screening on Amazon Prime. She was one of the first independent filmmakers to shoot on 4K with the Sony F65 and as a result, has had her work distributed on the Sony 4K TV. She was recently listed on The Black lists female directors to watch in 2018.

Kate Rees Davies

Advisory Board

Email: bizla@yahoo.com

Instagram: myfabuloushollywoodlife

Kate is an award winning director with experience in narrative features, short film, music videos and commercials. A directing graduate of UCLA, her love and enthusiasm of the craft of filmmaking is infectious. Six of her shorts have screened at Cannes. Her Feature Film Altered Perception, staing Jon Huertas (Castle, This is Us) is screening on Amazon Prime. She was one of the first independent filmmakers to shoot on 4K with the Sony F65 and as a result, has had her work distributed on the Sony 4K TV. She was recently listed on The Black lists female directors to watch in 2018.

Rosser Goodman    Advisory Board    Website:     http://www.rossergoodman.com    Social Media:  @rossergoodman  Ms. Goodman is an award-winning director whose work streams on Netflix, Hulu, Sundance TV, Dakkoo and PBS. Take the Lead chose Ms. Goodman as an inaugural member of the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment initiative. The ABC Disney Directing Program selected her a finalist. Ms. Goodman is an active member of The Alliance of Women Directors, Film Fatales, Greenlight Women and the Producers Guild of America Women’s Impact Network. She serves on the Advisory Board, as well, for The JTC List. Ms. Goodman works both in front of the camera and quite extensively behind the camera. Her professional career began on the NBC set of a television series produced by Steven Spielberg.

Rosser Goodman

Advisory Board

Website: http://www.rossergoodman.com

Social Media: @rossergoodman

Ms. Goodman is an award-winning director whose work streams on Netflix, Hulu, Sundance TV, Dakkoo and PBS. Take the Lead chose Ms. Goodman as an inaugural member of the 50 Women Can Change the World in Media & Entertainment initiative. The ABC Disney Directing Program selected her a finalist. Ms. Goodman is an active member of The Alliance of Women Directors, Film Fatales, Greenlight Women and the Producers Guild of America Women’s Impact Network. She serves on the Advisory Board, as well, for The JTC List. Ms. Goodman works both in front of the camera and quite extensively behind the camera. Her professional career began on the NBC set of a television series produced by Steven Spielberg.

 
 

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Email us at namicsoutherncal@gmail.com