Howard University Joins with Amazon Studios to Launch Howard Entertainment

The innovative new program is designed to diversify the pipeline for talent across the entertainment industry

The vision of Howard Entertainment is to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for students interested in all aspects of entertainment, from project greenlighting, to PR and marketing, to entertainment law and finance.

Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA

President of Howard University

Amazon Studios has been working to create new pathways into the industry for talented students of all backgrounds and we are proud to team with Howard on this new program supporting aspiring entertainment leaders.

Jennifer Salke

Head of Amazon Studios

About Howard Entertainment

Howard Entertainment is a first of its kind program designed to diversify the entertainment industry by creating a pipeline for African-American students and other marginalized populations to train and study alongside entertainment executives. The experience will offer students a unique interdisciplinary curriculum, coupled with hands-on work experiences and networking with Amazon’s industry partners.

How it works?

  1. This full-time program allows students to participate in educational modules aimed at preparing them to understand many facets of the business, participate in projects designed to reinforce and teach application of the concepts, while focusing on mastering skills in either a creative or executive track.

    Full Time Program
  2. With this model, students will benefit from an innovative application of academic coursework, and also hone entrepreneurial skills through the project-based approach.

    Academic Course Work
  3. Following the foundational and academic Spring experience, students will be placed in entertainment industry apprenticeships/fellowships during the summer.

    Become apart of Howard University Entertainment Program

Become a part of The Howard Entertainment Program

To learn more about the Howard Entertainment Program, Howard University students are invited to attend the Howard Entertainment Town Hall, scheduled for Tuesday, October 15 at 5:00 p.m. at the Makers Space, located in the College of Engineering and Architecture (Mackey Building), 2300 6th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

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