Press Release

NAACP Hollywood Bureau & Shomex Connect Industry Professionalswith Top Employers at Entertainment & Media Career Expo

October 31, 2007

The NAACP Hollywood Bureau and Shomex Productions are partnering to present the 2008 Entertainment & Media Career Expo that will help launch the 39th NAACP Image Awards celebrations.

The Entertainment and Media Career Expo, on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the Los Angeles Convention Center is a forum for candidates to meet face-to-face with entertainment industry executives and land their dream job while providing a unique opportunity for companies to actively engage Los Angeles’ many diverse communities and interview experienced, creative and business professionals, qualified and ready to work in all aspects of the the entertainment and media industries.

This unique recruiting event features major employers in film, television, cable, radio, music, publishing and the Internet, who will provide insight and access to ‘behind the scenes’ industry careers in accounting, engineering, finance, human resources, Information Technology, legal, management, marketing, sales and more.

“Last year, more than 6,000 qualified professionals met with representatives from Disney, Fox, Paramount and 30 other employers to take advantage of the many career opportunities at the Entertainment & Media Career Expo,” said Lew Shomer, president and CEO of Shomex Productions, “It is a must-attend event for any professional pursuing a career path in the entertainment and media industries, and for any employer looking to enhance their staff with highly qualified, degreed, diverse talent”.

“The Entertainment & Media Career Expo will help entertainment industry companies flourish as they create a workforce that mirrors the community it serves,” said Vic Bulluck, executive director of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau.  “The NAACP has a longstanding commitment to the personal success of individuals from diverse communities.”

For additional information on the expo, visit or call (800) JOB-SHOW (562-7469).

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.  Its half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Shomex is the leading producer of diversity career fairs in the nation. Shomex’ national portfolio of events, related media and marketing services deliver value-rich solutions to hundreds of the nation’s largest companies.  Founded in 1984, Shomex is a developer, manager and producer of exhibitions, generally co-branded with leading community and professional organizations, prestigious universities, industry tradeshows and media properties.