Mike Muse, MBK SBA Champion, Launches Careers in Film Summit


Mike MuseMike Muse, the MBK SBA Millennial Entrepreneurs Champion today announced that he will further advance President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Initiative with the Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. This summit aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs through highlighting the careers and entrepreneurial opportunities available in the film industry.

“It is critical that we continue to build diversity in the on and off-screen workforce,” says Mike Muse. “There are young people who have the intuition and drive to succeed but are lacking the tools and knowledge of how to translate their ideas and dreams into viable businesses and opportunities. This summit is set to equip the next generation of entrepreneurs with marketable and translatable skills that will help them turn their love or interest in film into business ventures and professional careers.”

The summit will feature six panels of Academy members, filmmakers and professionals that represent a wide variety of film industry jobs including cinematography, composing, sound design, film editing, special effects makeup, visual effects, public relations, marketing and costume design. Each panelist will discuss their professions, as well as the paths they took to achieve successful careers. The daylong event will provide students from the Los Angeles and Compton Unified School Districts, local community groups and colleges the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry firsthand.  Together, the moderators and panelists will help students identify key knowledge areas, skills and competencies that are essential for specific jobs. Additionally, clips from feature films – chosen by the panelists to highlight significant work – will illustrate the talks.

The Careers in Film Summit is a follow-up from the announcement made by the SBA Administrator, Maria Contreras-Sweet, naming Mike Muse, entrepreneur and CEO of Muse Recordings, as the My Brother’s Keeper Millennial Entrepreneur Champion. In this role, Muse established partnerships and joint collaborations with companies that will provide creative and practical experiences in film, fashion, music and sports for all young people. Muse and SBA’s efforts are intended to raise awareness around entrepreneurship, by placing emphasis through the lens of lifestyle. The Academy and Overbrook are the first of several distinguished organizations collaboration with Muse to help shift these industries into a more inclusive direction. Additional partnerships and efforts meant to address the entrepreneurship intersection between fashion, music and sports will be announced through 2016.

The event will take place at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA.    

(Photo by Josh Woods)