Amazon Studios announced a partnership with Howard University on Friday, a move that will give students of the historically Black institution the opportunity to learn about the entertainment industry.
The program, called Howard Entertainment, will place students in Los Angeles for two semesters so they can learn how the entertainment world works, take courses within the field, and meet leaders within the industry. It is designed to give underrepresented students a path into the field and training alongside entertainment leaders.
“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,” University president Wayne A.I. Frederick said in a . “With Howard’s proven track