Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson to Host 2008 NAMIC Vision Awards

Shaun Robinson, Emmy Award- winning journalist and weekend co-anchor for “Access Hollywood” will host the 14th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards. The announcement was made today by the National Association for Multi-ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC). Scheduled for April 16, 2008 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, the NAMIC Vision Awards will be presented at a special luncheon held in conjunction with the NAMIC-Southern California West Coast Creative Summit, which is part of the trade organization’s signature conference series focused on the content development aspects of the television industry.

“The NAMIC Vision Awards recognize the best of cable’s multi-ethnic and cross-cultural original programming,” said Debra Langford, executive director, Strategic Sourcing, Time Warner and president, NAMIC-Southern California. “We are thrilled to have one of the best recognized entertainment anchors such as Shaun Robinson serve as host of this year’s show.”

Robinson has covered the red carpet for major award shows, such as the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmy’s and Grammy’s. Robinson also co-hosted the official Pre-Shows for the Academy Awards (2008, 2006, 2005, 2003) and the Golden Globes (2006, 2002). Additionally, Robinson has represented “Access Hollywood” as Co-Host for NBC’s coverage of the Tournament of Roses Parade (2004), the Hollywood segment of the UNICEF Telethon, and the ShoWest Awards (2005).

Robinson was awarded an Emmy for her live coverage of “A Grand Night in Harlem” for the Black Sports and Entertainment Hall of Fame. Presented by NAMIC-Southern California, the NAMIC Vision Awards is the only competition recognizing outstanding achievements in original, multi- ethnic cable programming.

Twenty-nine networks are competing for top honors in fourteen award categories, which include: Animation; Children’s; Comedy; Documentary; Drama; Foreign Language; Lifestyle; News/Informational; Original Movie or Special; Reality; Sports; Variety/Talk Show; Best Performance Comedy and Best Performance Drama.

In addition to the 14th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards, the rich agenda slated for the NAMIC-Southern California West Coast Creative Summit features compelling General Sessions, Track Sessions, a Networking Reception, Career Expo and more. More than fifty speakers will take part in this dynamic educational forum themed “Content 3.0: The Future Is Here!”

Warner Bros. is the lead sponsor of the NAMIC-Southern California West Coast Creative Summit and the 14th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards. Other event sponsors include: 20th Century Fox, A&E Television Networks, Bright House Networks, Fox Cable Networks, Fox Interactive Media, HBO, Sony Pictures, Time Warner Cable, Time Warner, Inc. and Universal Studios.

For more information on the NAMIC-Southern California West Coast Creative Summit and the 14th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards and to access online registration, log onto or contact Sandra Girado at the NAMIC national headquarters, 212-594-5985 ext. 23.

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