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THE 4th ANNUAL MACRO HBCU SUMMIT Presented by Chase Sapphire

THE 4th ANNUAL MACRO HBCU SUMMIT Presented by Chase Sapphire
Posted By: Assistant Team The Collins Jackson Agency on October 17, 2022

THE 4th ANNUAL MACRO HBCU SUMMIT
Presented by Chase Sapphire

ANNOUNCES ITS IN-PERSON MICROFESTIVAL
AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY
ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2022

Charles D. King, Ryan Coogler, Naturi Naughton, Gia Peppers, Hannah Beachler, Oronde Garrett, Yasmine Pearl, DJ Kidd Fresh
and Many More Confirmed to Appear

Festivities Begin At 12noonEDT

The 4th Annual MACRO HBCU Summit (www.StayMACRO.com), presented by Chase Sapphire® will be in-person again this year on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at Howard University in Washington, DC. The microfestival will host an array of panels, food trucks, giveaways and a film screening.

The inaugural summit debuted on the campus of Howard University in 2019 with the mission to engage and educate students on a myriad of careers, opportunities and paths in the media and entertainment fields. A host of other entertainment industry executives are confirmed to appear this year including actress Naturi Naughton, Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler, M88 partner/talent manager Oronde Garrett, UTA talent agent Yasmine Pearl, journalist/TV host Gia Peppers, Managing Director and Chase Sapphire General Manager Marleta Ross and MACRO Founder & CEO Charles D. King along with a virtual appearance by director Ryan Coogler.

The event is open to students and alumni from Howard University. All attendees must register to attend at https://macrohbcusummit.splashthat.com/.

This year Chase Sapphire will be joining MACRO to support and uplift the microfestival. SheaMoisture returns as a sponsor of The MACRO HBCU Summit, continuing the brand’s commitment to celebrating culture, championing Black businesses and advocating for justice.

Beats, LiveNation and Amazon Studios will also sponsor the event that will close with a screening of the upcoming psychological horror film Nanny from writer/director Nikyatu Jusu.

Below is the full listing of the schedule of events for the day.

11:00am
Doors open. Music by Howard University alum DJ Kidd Fresh.

12:00pm
The Playbook: What I Wish I Knew Before Getting Into Hollywood.
This panel will educate attendees on the strategies, skills and the mindset needed to get a foot in the door and will get advice on what to do and what not to do when building a personal network, how to make a great impression and learn the skills necessary to survive and thrive in media and entertainment will all be discussed.
Moderator: Gia Peppers, Journalist and TV Host
Panelists:
Oronde Garrett, Partner/talent Manager, M88
Yasmine Pearl, Motion Picture Agent, UTA

1:00pm
Redefining Storytelling: A Conversation with Academy Award winning Production Designer Hannah Beachler, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Moderated by Academy Award nominated Producer Charles D. King, Judas And The Black Messiah.
Virtual Greeting by Director Ryan Coogler, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
This intimate discussion introduced by director Ryan Coogler focuses on utilizing skills that are often undervalued and/or overlooked and turning them into incredible careers. Hannah Beachler will discuss redefining what it means to be a storyteller in this business, creating her own lane and manifesting dreams by activating her unique skills, gifts and interests. Beachler is a prolific production designer best known for her iconic work on Beyonce’s stunning visuals for Lemonade, On The Run II and The Gift as well as making history as the first ever African American to be nominated for and win an Oscar for her work on Marvel’s Black Panther directed by Ryan Coogler. She previously collaborated with Coogler on Creed as well as the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury winner Fruitvale Station. Beachler has also collaborated with director Barry Jenkins as the production designer on the Best Picture Oscar-winning film Moonlight.

2:00pm
Fireside Chat: A MACRO Conversation featuring Managing Director & Chase Sapphire General Manager Marleta Ross and actress/director/producer Naturi Naughton.
Moderated by Stacey Walker King, Chief Brand Officer, MACRO.
Attendees will hear from two women who have made it their business to break boundaries and defy expectations. The audience will gain knowledge on the elements, mindset and the vision it took to build their incredible careers.

3:00pm
Beats Black Creators: A Conversation on Black Futurism.
Moderated by Astor Chambers, Lead, Global Influence and Social Actions, Beats.
Attendees will learn firsthand about Black Futurism—what it is and what it looks like and hear from current Howard University students from the Beats Black Creators Cohort 2022 on how this storytelling project challenged them to build that world and take us there.

3:30pm
We See You: Creating Opportunities for HBCU Students. Powered by SheaMoisture.
This panel will feature the debut of “Watch Them Work,” the digital docuseries featuring two HBCU student-entrepreneurs.



Executives from SheaMoisture will discuss how they find and amplify talent where they are and how they create lanes and opportunities for young storytellers and creatives.
Moderator: Gisselle Ruiz, Vice President, People & Culture, MACRO
Panelists:
Moussa Bathily, Head of Experiential Marketing, Sundial Brands
Rachel Motley, Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Howard University, Class of 2022
Darris Rushing, Celebrity Stylist, Clark Atlanta University, Class of 2022

4:00pm
Food Trucks, Music, Gifting and Styling by SheaMoisture

7:00pm
Film Screening: Howard Entertainment Program presents Nikyatu Jusu’s award-winning Nanny. Powered by Amazon Studios.
In this psychological horror fable of displacement written and directed by Nikyatu Jusu, Aisha (Anna Diop), a woman who recently emigrated from Senegal, is hired to care for the daughter of an affluent couple (Michelle Monaghan and Morgan Spector) living in New York City. Haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind, Aisha hopes her new job will afford her the chance to bring him to the U.S., but becomes increasingly unsettled by the family’s volatile home life. As his arrival approaches, a **** presence begins to invade both her dreams and her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together. The film will be released globally in more than 240 countries and territories on Prime Video on December 16, 2022.

About MACRO
Launched in 2015 by Founder & CEO Charles D. King, MACRO is a multi-platform media company representing the voice and perspectives of Black people, indigenous people and people of color. The company’s multiple business verticals include film (MACRO Film Studios) and television studios (MACRO Television Studios) that finance, develop and produce theatrical and streaming features and premium television, talent (M88) and content creator (UNCMMN) representation divisions, a branding and creative agency (Brand MACRO) and an affiliated venture firm (MaC Venture Capital). The company’s film projects have fifteen Oscar nominations and three wins. MACRO Film Studios co-financed the critically acclaimed Judas and the Black Messiah, Mudbound, Fences, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Just Mercy, Sorry to Bother You, Nine Days, Farewell Amor, Blast Beat, The Land and Blue Bayou. MACRO Television Studios’ has two critically-acclaimed Netflix series— Raising Dion and the Peabody Award nominee Gentefied. Go to https://www.staymacro.com/about for more information.

About CHASE
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading financial services firm based in the United States with assets of $3.8 trillion and operations worldwide. Chase serves more than 66 million American households and 5 million small businesses with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing. Customers can choose how and where they want to bank: More than 4,700 branches in 48 states and the District of Columbia, 16,000 ATMs, mobile, online and by phone. For more information, go to chase.com.

About SHEAMOISTURE
SheaMoisture is committed to serving those who have been underserved. Shea butter is one of the brand’s core ingredients, praised for its hydrating and nourishing properties. As part of their community reinvestment model, SheaMoisture partners with women-led co-ops in Northern Ghana to source their namesake shea butter. With the core belief that commerce can bring true economic independence and empower women to break cycles of poverty, the brand further reinvests into both the co-ops and the communities it serves throughout the U.S.
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About BEATS
Beats is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Through its family of premium consumer headphones, earphones and speakers, Beats has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment. The brand’s continued success helps bring the energy, emotion and excitement of playback in the recording studio back to the listening experience for music lovers worldwide. Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014.

About LIVE NATION
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.

About AMAZON STUDIOS
Amazon Studios is the home for talent, creating and producing Original films and television series for a global audience. Original series premiere exclusively on Prime Video, which is available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Amazon Studios also produces and acquires Original movies for theatrical release and exclusively for Prime Video, in addition to producing Original content for Freevee, Amazon’s premium free streaming service.
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