Last Tuesday, October 8th, students at Howard University who were interested in the entertainment industry got the chance of a lifetime.

To the students who attended, MACRO x HU Summit was a day full of valuable information, entertainment, and networking with the right people. From 11am-8pm, there were panels, giveaways, and even an exclusive movie screening. 

The entertainment industry in Hollywood is notoriously difficult to get into. Panels at the summit were aimed at helping students lead a sustainable career in Hollywood after graduation. There was a panel that discussed how Hollywood differs from white-collar industries and how to stay afloat.

There was a panel that on personal branding and how to land that key role or job. MACRO Founder Charles D. King even held a masterclass discussing what it takes to stay centered and persevere in the industry. MACRO, a well-known multimedia company that specializes in telling POC stories in film and other platforms. They truly brought out power players to start the conversation on how more HBCU students can have a seat at the table in Hollywood. 

The final event was a screening of Queen & Slim, which doesn’t even hit theaters until the end of November. Even better, director Melina Matsoukas was there for a Q&A after the screening.