Luis Guzman winner of the 2012 NAMIC Vision Award for Best Performance – Comedy has been selected to receive this year’s Members’ Choice Award. Online voting for the Members’ Choice Award was launched on April 24, 2012 with the unveiling of the NAMIC Vision Awards Gallery. The online voting period concluded May 11th.
“How to Make it in America” follows two enterprising Brooklyn twentysomethings as they hustle their way through New York City, determined to achieve the American Dream and make a name for themselves in New York’s competitive fashion scene. Guzman portrays “Rene”, a character trying to market his own high-energy drink as he and the cast of burgeoning entrepreneurs use their street knowledge and connections to bring their ambitions to fruition.
“As the ethnic and cultural spectrum of viewers continues to expand, the content across all platforms must mirror the global audience that the industry serves,” said NAMIC President and CEO, Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D.  “We applaud our Southern California Chapter for their leadership in recognizing achievements in programming diversity through the NAMIC Vision Awards.”
Presented by NAMIC – Southern California, the Vision Awards recognize original, multi-platform television programming that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience. The awards competition extends eligibility to national broadcast and cable networks; local affiliates; local origination programs from cable operators; and VOD content produced for digital platforms.
To access the complete list of winners and view clips, please visit NAMIC’s website,

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