The MACRO X HBCU Entertainment Summit will be held in-person this year for its third annual showcase, to be held in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The inaugural summit debuted on the campus of Howard University in 2019 with the mission of engaging and educating students on the vast careers, opportunities, and paths in the media and entertainment fields.
This year’s event will include appearances by Aunjanue Ellis, Prentice Penny, Nicole Ari Parker, Nicco Annan, Young Nudy and Stephen “Dr.” Love, as well as a host of entertainment industry executives.
This year’s summit will take place at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station between Fowler Street NW and 20th Street. The microfestival will host an array of panels and programming, a pitch competition, food trucks, giveaways, a docuseries screening, and a film screening. This year, the summit will also be available to students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country via livestream on TikTok starting at 12 noon ET.
The event is open to students and alumni from Atlanta HBCU’s – Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morris Brown College, and Spelman College, as well as aspiring media and entertainment professionals in the Atlanta area. All attendees must register to attend. Attendees must also provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.
Warner Bros. Pictures will sponsor the closing event of the summit—an advance screening of its upcoming film, King Richard. The drama follows the journey of Richard (Will Smith) and Oracene Williams (Ellis) as they guide daughters Venus and Serena Williams on their path to changing the sport of tennis.