Amazon & Howard University Create Program to Help Diversify the Entertainment Industry




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Amazon Studios and Howard University have partnered to create Howard Entertainment – a new program designed to promote diversity within the entertainment industry. The program will provide African-American students and other under-represented populations the opportunity to train with top entertainment executives.

“The vision of Howard Entertainment is to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for students interested in all aspects of entertainment, from project greenlighting, to PR and marketing, to entertainment law and finance,” said President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA. “This relationship aligns with Howard’s strategic goals of enhancing academic excellence and inspiring new knowledge. Collaborating with Amazon Studios will enable us to marry academia and industry efforts to build a robust workforce of diverse entertainment industry leaders. With Howard’s proven track record of developing some of Hollywood’s most notable actors, comedians and musicians, this next level collaboration will enable us to have even greater impact.”

The two semester program will debut in January 2020 in Los Angeles and will provide an immersive environment with hands-on work. In addition, the program will facilitate networking with Amazon partners within the entertainment industry. Participants must be enrolled as an upper-class or graduate student at Howard University and will have to complete and application and interview prior to consideration. Both Howard faculty and Amazon Studios employees will be the teachers, making sure students come out the other side with a full working knowledge of the industry and are ready to dive right in

This program will count toward Howard University student;s graduation requirements, providing courses during the spring semester and entertainment industry fellowships throughout the summer.

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