On Saturday October 5th 2019, The Los Angeles Urban League had their Future of the Industry Entertainment Summit. The summit was a two-day event that that helped empower and educate young professionals and college students on the emerging technologies that will impact the future of Film/TV, and Music. This summit was such a great event for young professionals. It was very beneficial, rewarding and a great networking opportunity.
The summit had a career fair, vendor, master classes, panels, a film screening and a town hall conversation. The career fair meet and greets included companies like Hulu, CAA, and UTA. The career fair was a big hit as there were a lot of attendees who came prepared with their resumes and dressed professionally to get a job. I spoke to a representative at Hulu and the representative said, “We’ve met some really great people, this was an awesome event. We will be in contact with the people that we’ve met”.
The Vendors that were present wereNew Media Film Festival, Juiced Up, JS Robbins, Jen the Marketer, and AyeoStudio who offered free headshots to 20 attendees!
There were panels such as Hack on Diversity in Entertainment, Physical and Mental Health in Entertainment, Side Hustle to CEO, Black Women at Disney:Storytelling Meets Innovation, and UTA Presents: Agency Life as a Young Professional. These panels were so insightful and the panelists and moderators did such a good job. The speakers were passionate, relatable and Black!
There were some nice touches to the summit as well. The summit ended with a Town hall discussion of Hip-Hop and Politics: Using Culture and Creativity to Cultivate Change. The Town hall was one that attendees were questionable about and since it was the last act, there was not a lot of attendees that were there compared to the morning. The Town Hall received great feedback. Attendees mentioned that the Town Hall was one of the best things out of the summit. All of the attendees received dope swagg bag for being in attendance, Comfort LA catered some amazing soul food, and J Cravings catered some very delicious cupcakes to end it out.
The weekend concluded with an intimate brunch and silent auction to award current and future changemakers in Hollywood. Silent auction proceeds helped benefit LAULYP member-only events and the United Negro College Fund and its Emerging Leaders program. Next year, it can only be bigger and better!
Check out The Los Angeles Urban League of Young Professionals Instagram to see highlights of the event @laulyps and their website to get a closer look at the organization as a whole Laulyp.com