Howard University and Amazon Studios have joined to launch Howard Entertainment, a two-semester program situated in Los Angeles that offers Howard students the capacity to take courses, connect with Amazon industry accomplices and increase work involvement in entertainment industry.
The debut program will start January. The curriculum and immersive encounters will begin with scholastic courses throughout the spring semester and move to a media outlet cooperation throughout the mid year semester. The objective is to open ways to the excitement business for African American students and those from other minimized communities.
“This program is all about intentionality – being intentional about increasing and preparing the next generation of African American, Latinx and Native American storytellers, casts, crew, and executives working on these projects,” said Latasha Gillespie, Amazon Studio’s Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke included, “Amazon Studios has been working to create new pathways into the industry for talented students of all backgrounds and we are proud to team with Howard on this new program supporting aspiring entertainment leaders.”
So as to be qualified for the program, Howard University upperclassman and graduate students must apply and experience an aggressive meeting process. The program is designed for helping students grow “real world” and “work ready” aptitudes and addition a comprehension of innovative endeavors.
“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 Howard University president Wayne A. I. Frederick. “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.”