FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 21, 2016

The Paley Center for Media Announces A Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Set for May 18, 2016, in New York City

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Returns as Presenting Sponsor and Verizon Communications Joins as Official Sponsor of the Historic Celebration

Lucie Arnaz, Bobby Cannavale, Oscar De La Hoya, José Díaz-Balart, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Luis Guzmán, Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger, George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, María Elena Salinas, and Jimmy Smits Will Serve as Presenters

Other Guests of the Evening Include: La La Anthony, Barbara Bermudo, Angelique Boyer, Jackie Cruz, Victor Cruz, Wilson Cruz, Raúl De Molina, Nina Garcia, Laura Gómez, Tom Llamas, Natalie Morales, Maite Perroni, Dascha Polanco, Sebastián Rulli, Pamela Silva, Elizabeth Vargas, and Juan Williams

Tribute Co-Chairs Include: 21st Century Fox, Grupo Televisa S.A.B., Hearst, JPMorgan Chase & Co., NBCUniversal/Telemundo, Univision Communications Inc., Verizon Communications, Viacom/BET Networks, and The Walt Disney Company

New York, NY – April 21, 2016 – The Paley Center for Media is proud to announce that it will pay tribute to Hispanic achievements in television, celebrating the evolution and historic contributions across seven decades of pioneers and icons from a wide array of genres including: drama/telenovelas, comedy, news, talk, sports, and music/variety. The Paley Center, the nonprofit leader in advancing the understanding and impact of media in society and preserving its history, will welcome talent and supporters across the media and entertainment industry to this special Tribute, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., set for Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30pm, at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan. Program participants include: Lucie Arnaz, Bobby Cannavale, Oscar De La Hoya, José Díaz-Balart, Emilio & Gloria Estefan, America Ferrera, Luis Guzmán, Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger, George Lopez, Edward James Olmos, María Elena Salinas, and Jimmy Smits. La La Anthony, Barbara Bermudo, Angelique Boyer, Jackie Cruz, Victor Cruz, Wilson Cruz, Raúl De Molina, Nina Garcia, Laura Gómez, Tom Llamas, Natalie Morales, Maite Perroni, Dascha Polanco, Sebastián Rulli, Pamela Silva, Elizabeth Vargas, and Juan Williams, are among the confirmed star-studded guest list. JPMorgan Chase & Co. returns as Presenting Sponsor, and Verizon Communications joins as Official Sponsor. Co-Chairs include: 21st Century Fox, Grupo Televisa S.A.B., Hearst, JPMorgan Chase & Co., NBCUniversal/Telemundo, Univision Communications Inc., Verizon Communications, Viacom/BET Networks, and The Walt Disney Company.

The Paley Center’s Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television, presented by JPMorgan Chase & Co., will highlight memorable and groundbreaking shows in Hispanic television. The celebration will acknowledge the contributions and showcase the evolution of portrayals by innovators and iconic stars across generations as well as the many producers, writers, and directors who were creative visionaries. Lucie Arnaz will join the Paley Center as it pays tribute to her father, Desi Arnaz, a pioneer in the history of television, as a feature of the evening’s program. The special moment will spotlight how Mr. Arnaz broke barriers in the television industry through the creation of the first independent production company owned by a Latino, as well as other breakthroughs throughout his career including the invention of the multi-camera setup.

In continuance of the Paley Center’s commitment to diversity in its programming, this Tribute will also mark the launch of the Hispanic Collection in the Paley Archive, the nation’s largest publicly accessible archive of television and radio programming. In 2015, Paley launched a Spanish-language initiative with a series of events and programs, including a salute to “Don Francisco,” host and creator of the longest–running variety show in television history – Univision’s Sábado Gigante, and an evening dedicated to Spanish-language television for the first time at the annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews festival, among other events. Furthermore, the Paley Center’s board of trustees continues to grow and diversify with the recent addition of Grupo Televisa S.A.B., which joins other Paley Center board members and industry leaders such as Cisneros, NBCUniversal/Telemundo, PRISA, and Univision Communications Inc.

“The Paley Center for Media is incredibly proud to honor, celebrate, and pay tribute to the Hispanic community’s extraordinary television achievements and important cultural impact,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “With its vast Paley Archive television collection, the Paley Center is in an unmatched position to tell this story. With an incredible lineup of A-list celebrity presenters and guests, the buzz and excitement around this Tribute is unlike anything we’ve seen before, and has quickly become the can’t-miss event of the spring.”

“JPMorgan Chase is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Paley Center’s Tribute, and to be helping advance opportunity for Hispanics around the world,” said Karen Keogh, Head of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co. “The Paley Center’s work highlights the remarkable achievements of Hispanics in television and inspires future generations of storytellers.”

“Verizon and our employees proudly support the Paley Center’s tribute to Hispanics in television," said Diego Scotti, Chief Marketing Officer of Verizon. “Right in front of us, the TV and media landscape is undergoing massive change, and Hispanics are harnessing these new outlets to tell stories that matter. In entertainment, in sports, in reporting – both in front of the camera and behind it – Verizon celebrates the Hispanic pioneers who led the way as we welcome the new voices of the future.”

Tribute Host Committee supporters include: ESPN, Inc., Mel and Terry Karmazin, The Loreen Arbus Foundation, National Basketball Association, and SESAC. Patrons and Supporters include: Accenture, Cisneros, Creative Artists Agency, Deloitte, Discovery Communications, El Rey Network, Joan Ganz Cooney, HBO, Interpublic Group, ION Media Networks, Major League Baseball, Mutual of America, NHL Foundation, Nielsen, Publicis Worldwide, Sony Pictures Television, and Tishman Speyer.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Paley Center’s programs and its creation and launch of the Hispanic Collection in the Paley Archive, the nation’s largest publicly accessible archive of television and radio programming from over seventy countries, spanning almost one hundred years. These programs continue to increase the public’s understanding of media and its significance in today’s society through public, industry, international, and education programs for students, teachers, and the general public.

Paley Center President & CEO Maureen J. Reidy and Executive Vice President of Programming Diane Lewis lead the Tribute production team. Janet Murguia, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, joins as Special Advisor of the Tribute, with former People En Español editor in chief Peter Castro and veteran television producer/writer Nancy De Los Santos serving as producers.

To purchase tickets, and for additional event information, please visit paley.me/tributeinfo2016.

*Press credential request forms, for on-site coverage, will be issued at a later date.

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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

 

 

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