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Center for Communication to Honor Disney’s Rita Ferro at Annual Award Luncheon

The Center for Communication announced July 9 that Rita Ferro, President, Disney Advertising Sales, will receive its Frank Stanton Award for Excellence in Communication at the Center’s annual luncheon at the New York event space 583 Park Avenue, on October 23, 2019. Presented each year to a leading media innovator, the award is named after the Center’s founder, broadcasting pioneer and longtime CBS president Dr. Frank Stanton.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Center for Communication and I’m proud to be the first female Latinx recipient of the Frank Stanton Award,” said Ferro, who leads advertising sales for The Walt Disney Company’s entertainment, news, sports and kids linear and digital TV and radio businesses. “Of all my achievements, my years of mentorship and shepherding the next wave of leaders has been the most rewarding and I’m so fortunate to be spotlighted by an organization that represents those key values.”

Learn more about Rita Ferro, the Center for Communication luncheon, and the Frank Stanton Award, including past honorees.

Applications Open for NYC Women’s Fund Arts Grants

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) announced July 10 that applications are open for NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre. The $5 million grant program launched last year and awarded a total of $1.5 million to 63 film, digital and theatre projects in the first round. This year, an additional $500,000 has been added to expand the fund to include music projects with a maximum grant of $20,000 each. Applications close on October 1, 2019 and recipients will be announced in March 2020.

The program will hold the first of five information sessions next Wednesday, July 24, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM at the NYFA in Brooklyn. RSVP here.

To learn more about the grant program, categories, and guidelines, and see a schedule of upcoming information sessions, visit

Fall Internship at Situation

Situation, a digital-first marketing agency dedicated to building passionate communities, seeks a Fall Business Development Internfor their growing Business Development Department. You’ll work with the Executive Director of Business Development, Senior Communications Manager, and others to drive growth for the agency.
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Learn Video Production Skills

The Center for Communication has teamed with to offer our community access to online training and in-person boot camps in video production — at a special discounted rate. Enhance your education and learn from the pros through the extensive course offerings. Sign up now using the discount code: VJCENTERLearn more

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