Past Event

New York

September 21, 2016
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The Careers in Entertainment Tour gives young people from underserved backgrounds an interactive, fun, and useful guide to working in the entertainment industry.

On the tour, you’ll hear from experienced industry professionals that make film and television happen. You’ll gain insight about what it takes to build a career in entertainment, network with mentors from the industry and peers in your area with similar goals, and meet entertainment companies looking for new, fresh perspectives. CIE will help you close the gap between your reality and your dreams of working in entertainment.

Founded by the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, the CIE experience creates access, introduces opportunity, and promotes inclusion for high school and college-aged youth who want to work in entertainment. CIE works from within the industry, leveraging our network of entertainment leaders to serve as guides. In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, CIE collaborates with city officials and local high schools, universities, and programs to find young people like you, who are interested in pursuing careers in entertainment.

Latest News

October 7, 2016

How Jada Pinkett Smith Is Helping Kids Pursue Careers In Entertainment

Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has been a big advocate for advancing the representation of people of color in the film industry.

Latest News

September 28, 2016

Will and Jada Foundation Launches Careers in Entertainment Tour

Hollywood power couple Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith, through their foundation, this week launched their Careers in Entertainment tour in support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.

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