MACRO and Beats Partner On Film Pitch Competition for Morehouse, Spelman, Clark Atlanta & Morris Brown 2020 & 2021 Students
Posted By: Assistant Team The Collins Jackson Agency on August 18, 2021 |
MACRO and Beats
Partner On Film Pitch Competition
Open To 2020 and 2021
Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University and Morris Brown College
Students and Alumni
Submissions Open August 16, 2021
Winners to receive opportunity to attend the Beats Black Creators Summit and The 2022 MACRO Lodge at Sundance Film Festival
(Los Angeles) – MACRO and Beats will offer current students and recent alumni of four Historically Black Colleges & Universities in Atlanta the opportunity to pitch their passion film project to top Hollywood executives.
Beats has evolved a long-standing commitment to empower Black talent into an impactful mentorship program for HBCU students across the country -- providing unmatched industry resources and access to the next generation of creatives. Building on this initiative, Beats is partnering with MACRO, the Academy Award® nominated media company driven by Black people and people of color, to evaluate and provide constructive feedback to three finalist teams on their big idea for the next great film.
"I'm so excited to be partnering with Beats on this incredible initiative," said Stacey Walker King, Chief Brand Officer, MACRO. "Discovering and empowering Black and brown creatives is at the core of the mission of MACRO and I know this effort is just one more step in how we work to increase access and opportunity for the next generation of innovators."
All applicants must be at least 18 years old and current students or 2020 or 2021 graduates of Atlanta’s Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University or Morris Brown College.
One team will win the opportunity to attend the inaugural Beats Black Creators Summit later this year and attend The 5th Annual MACRO Lodge at Sundance Film Festival in January 2022.
Applications are being accepted at app.communo.com/beats from August 16, 2021 – September 7, 2021.
The winners will be announced at The 3rd Annual MACRO HBCU Entertainment Summit on October 28, 2021.
Follow @StayMACRO and @BeatsByDre on Twitter and Instagram for updates.
Launched in 2015 by Founder & CEO Charles D. King, MACRO is a multi-platform media company representing the voice and perspectives of Black people and people of color. The company’s multiple business verticals include a film (MACRO) and television studio (MACRO Television Studios) that finances, develops and produces theatrical features and premium television, talent (M88) and influencer (UNCMMN) management divisions, a branding and creative agency (Brand MACRO) and an affiliated venture firm (MaC Venture Capital). The company’s film projects have received fifteen Oscar nominations and three wins. MACRO co-financed the critically-acclaimed Mudbound, Fences, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Sorry to Bother You and Just Mercy. It also produced Netflix’s Tigertail and co-financed and produced Judas and the Black Messiah for Warner Bros. Pictures. MACRO is also partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures, giving the studio a first look on all projects MACRO intends to develop or package as feature films. The studio also has the option to co-finance these projects alongside MACRO and will handle their global distribution. On the television side, the Netflix drama series’ Raising Dion and Gentefied are both executive produced by MACRO Television Studios and currently in post-production on their second seasons. Go to https://www.staymacro.com/aboutfor more information.
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.
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