Thursday, May 3, 2018

Myx TV GM Miguel Santos tapped to moderate The Television Academy’s “The State of Asian American Representation in Hollywood”

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As Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicks off this May, Myx TV, the leading English-language Asian American entertainment network, represents strongly with Myx TV General Manager and Executive Producer Miguel Santos set to moderate a huge talk event organized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences or The Television Academy – the organization that brings the Emmys to the world.

Come May 16, 2018 at 7pm at the Governors Room of the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California, Santos will moderate “The State of Asian American Representation in Hollywood”.

The featured panelists are Howard Meltzer, CSA, Showrunner/Writer Veena Sud, and Director/Showrunner Kulap Vilaysack. The talk is only open to Television Academy members.

In recent years, people have seen the first primetime Emmy wins for writers and performers of Asian descent with Riz Ahmed, Aziz Ansari, Alan Yang, and Archie Panjabi, and there are more performers of Asian descent on television than ever before. However, while there are increased on-camera opportunities for AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) performers, their storylines remain limited. There is a large representation gap behind the camera as well.

As the entire U.S. celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, panelists from across television platforms and professions will discuss the state of Asian American voices in the industry. The conversation will be centered on performers, storytellers, casting and where we go from here for better representation in television.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946 - just one month after network television was born. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunication industry.

The Television Academy, the only major organization devoted to the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, is made up of over 24,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence through its many annual award programs:

The Primetime Emmy Awards, telecast prior to the fall television premiere season, is the flagship event for which the Television Academy is best known.

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