If you run into BET’s new president of entertainment Reginald Hudlin at Diversity Week, he’ll tell you about his simple plan for the network: More original programs that explore every genre. "What people want from BET is pretty clear," the writer/producer/director says (The Boondocks, House Party). "They want new ideas. They want something they can’t see on other networks," including yet-to-be-discovered VJs. We’re sure he’ll get plenty of pitches as he headlines the closing general session at the NAMIC Conference. —Simon Applebaum

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