Black professionals are grossly underrepresented in executive decision-making roles across the industry, according to a report on Black representation in film and television published by McKinsey & Company. The study found that 87% of him in television and 92% of him in film executives are white, and Diverse Representation was created to fill this gap.
Founded in 2018, Diverse Representation aims to increase the employment and exposure of Black professionals and creators across the entertainment and sports industries. The organization created and hosted this event earlier in the year to elevate Black talent and put it at the forefront of entertainment opportunities.
From January 12-14, 2023, Diverse Representations will host its first-ever in-person and virtual Black Entertainment Career Summit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, CA. Attendees will experience an in-person networking reception on January 12th from 6:00-8:00pm and an all-day programming on January 13th from 9:00-6:00pm, followed by a fully virtual His third day continues. It will be held on January 14th from 9:00pm to 6:00pm for those unable to attend onsite.
The three-day summit will feature a strong programming line-up including panel discussions, fireside chats, networking opportunities with recruiters, executives and talent acquisition experts from the industry’s top companies. Companies confirmed to speak at the event include The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), United Talent Agency (UTA), Endeavor, DreamWorks Animation, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros. Discovery, LinkedIn and more. I have. a bit.
Jaia Thomas, Founder and CEO of Diverse Representation, said: “To date, there have been few programs or events specifically focused on recruiting and retaining more Black professionals in the entertainment industry.
Diverse Representation not only helps black agents, attorneys, managers, and publicists find jobs, but also provides a comprehensive database of professionals for national reference. Since its inception, the organization has curated more than 50 of his programs and panels. This includes a clear commitment to educating Black professionals and Black creatives on various aspects of the entertainment industry, including partnering with Netflix to curate a mini-mentoring program for Black law students and Netflix’s legal department. Intended for
A representative from the Creative Artists Agency (CAA) said, “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Diverse Representations and showcase a range of career opportunities within the entertainment industry and our agency to students and professionals at the Black Entertainment Career Summit. “CAA has long been committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds are seen, heard and want to develop their careers. and provide a richer experience for employees and customers.”
For more information and to register for the Black Entertainment Career Summit, please visit www.entertainmentcareersummit.com.