Howard University and Amazon Studios announced the first class of their joint Howard Entertainment fellowship program at a press event Thursday night.
“This is the first program of its kind with a premier institution like Howard University,” Amazon Studios head of diversity, equity and inclusion Latasha Gillespie said.
Howard University Provost Anthony Wutoh and Amazon Studios Head of Global Diversity Equity & Inclusion Latasha Gillespie, congratulate the students chosen to participate in the first-ever #HowardEntertainment program. pic.twitter.com/BPxSvn6mDX
— Howard University (@HowardU) November 22, 2019
Twelve students were selected for the interdisciplinary program in Los Angeles, California, which aims to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a direct pipeline for marginalized students to train hands-on with entertainment executives. The program begins in January, and students will spend the spring taking classes before spending the summer embedded in fellowships.
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