Television Arts and Sciences or The Television Academy, the organization that brought the Emmy to the world tapped MYX TV, the leading English-language Asian American entertainment network to be represented by its general manager and executive producer Miguel Santos; to moderate a forum on ‘The State of Asian American Representation in Hollywood’, set on May 16, 7pm at the Governor’s Room, Saban Media Center, North Hollywood, California.
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.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences was founded in 1946, just one month after, the 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.
As the entire US 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.
Also, 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 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) performers, their storylines remain limited. There is a large representation gap behind the camera as well.
On the other hand, Santos, as the executive producer of ‘Cast Me!’—a reality-show depicting diverse actors of color, LGBTQI performers, and military veterans who go through a Hollywood casting process. He advocates for diversity in the industry as he spearheads an expansion of MYX’s web-focused digital content initiative.
A videotaped interview with Miguel Santos, MYX TV general manager. Lifted from the site–nabshow.com.Ownership remains to the original site.
Posted by Jude Cartalaba on Monday, May 7, 2018
In 2017, he was named among National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications’ (NAMIC) 2017 Luminaries. He is backed by his over 15 years of experience at leading international broadcast media companies. He has worked at established (MTV) and emerging (myx TV) cable TV networks. And he has performed creative and business functions and at current company increased distribution and viewership across all platforms.