Television showed its diversity stripes at the fourth annual Dynamic & Diverse event hosted by SAG-AFTRA and the Television Academy.
The invitation-only cocktail celebration was held Aug. 25 at the Academy’s brand-new Saban Media Center in North Hollywood to celebrate the Emmy nominees, talent and industry leaders who continue to create inclusive television and advocate diversity in casting.
SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris; Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin; Jason George, chair of the SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee; and Associate National Executive Director Mathis Dunn joined Television Academy Chairman Bruce Rosenblum and Television Academy Diversity Committee co-chairs Hayma “Screech” Washington and Rickey Minor to toast the crowd. They pointed out that while this year’s slate of nominees was the most diverse in the Emmy Awards 68-year history, there is still much to be done to ensure that entertainment programming truly represents the multicultural fabric of America. Click photo below for slideshow.
Los Angeles Local Executive Director Ilyanne Morden Kichaven, SAG-AFTRA Diversity Advisory Committee Chair Jason George, Associate National Executive Director Mathis Dunn, Television Academy Chairman Bruce Rosenblum, Secretary-Treasurer and L.A. Local President Jane Austin, President Gabrielle Carteris, Television Academy Diversity Committee Co-Chair Rickey Minor, Television Academy President and COO Maury McIntryre, Television Academy Diversity Committee Co-Chair Hayma Washington, and Television Academy Treasurer Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg.
This item was originally featured in the September 2016 local newsletter.