The Future of The Industry
2019 LAULYP Entertainment Summit

October 5th: The Future of Entertainment
Evolve Project LA, 1921 Blake Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90039

October 6th: The Next Generation Awards Brunch and Silent Auction
Private Location

About The Event


“The Future of the Industry” summit is a two-day event powered by Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals that will empower and educate college students and young professionals on the emerging technologies that will impact the future of Film/TV, Music, and Sports/eSports.

The weekend will conclude with an intimate brunch and silent auction to award current and future changemakers in Hollywood. Silent auction proceeds will benefit LAULYP member-only events and the United Negro College Fund and its Emerging Leaders program.

Summit at a Glance

Conversations for the Culture

Hack on Diversity in Entertainment

9:00 - 9:30am

A conversation between Entertainment professionals on the importance of including people of color on creative teams. Attendees will walk away insights on how to use transferable skills to gain employment, develop projects, and how Talent Managers, Lawyers, Publicists, and Agents work together to create magic!

Tana Sessions

Tana Sessions

Jaia Thomas

Jaia Thomas

Trell Thomas

Trell Thomas

Bridging the Gap: Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Presents the Business of Entertainment

10:00am - 11:00am

Positioned at the nexus of talent, content, brands, technology, sports, and live events, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) creates limitless opportunities for the storytellers, trendsetters, icons, and thought leaders who shape popular culture. Since our founding in 1975, across film, TV, music, sports, digital media, marketing, and beyond, CAA represents thousands of the world’s leading actors, directors, writers, producers, musical artists, comedians, authors, athletes, coaches, broadcasters, teams, leagues, chefs, designers, consumer brands, and more. Fostering an environment inclusive of more diverse voices, from diverse backgrounds, makes our company stronger, and provides a richer and better experience for our employees, our clients, and audiences worldwide.

Kristena Hatcher

Kristena Hatcher

Side Hustle to CEO: Power and Profit

11:00am - 12:00pm

A panel of multi-hyphenates will share lessons on their journey in Entertainment. Creative Entrepreneurs will learn how to leverage the relationships and resources of their full- time job to fulfill the needs of a startup business, how to balance multiple projects, asking for what you’re worth, and finding your “Why” in the Industry.

Angeline Buenaventur

Angeline Buenaventur

Jameela Jackson

Jameela Jackson

Jennifer McMillian

Jennifer McMillian

Film Screening and Conversation: Colors of Sankofa


A few weeks before a trip to Ghana, budding CEO, Elyse Bempong finds herself forced to replace her second in command. After swimming through what seems like a never ending pile of applicant resumés, a familiar name appears in the pile. However, this feeling was far from warm and fuzzy. An undesired opening in her empire leads Elyse to a place she never thought she would have to go back to. A despised past she worked diligently to disappear returns in the most unlikely of ways.

This short drama was created to highlight the harsh realities of colorism in a world obsessed with lighter skin, as well as, dive into the long term effects of bullying.

Physical and Mental Health in Entertainment

2:15pm - 2:45pm

Attendees will learn how to identify and find solutions to unhealthy practices around the high stakes of the Entertainment Industry. Future Executives, Artists, Influencers, and Entrepreneurs will learn how to protect their mental health in the age of social media and cope with the realities of the world.

Justin Key

Justin Key

Justin Michael Williams

Justin M. Williams

Justin Michael Williams

Wendy T. Talley

Jasmynne-Shaye Robbins

Jasmynne-Shaye Robbins

The Next Generation Awards Brunch and Silent Auction (Invite Only)

Welcome Toast


Networking Brunch and Silent Auction


Awards Ceremony


In Partnership with UNCF Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders is a group of young leaders in Los Angeles who are committed to UNCF’s mission, inspired by the opportunities, and eager to make an impact. Whether in their companies, among their peer groups, or in their community and civic leadership roles, Emerging Leaders take a forward-thinking approach to social impact and lead innovation in their programming and among their social circles. They come from every industry and every walk of life, but join together as a generation dedicated to carrying on the mission and the message of UNCF in Los Angeles."

Jaia Thomas

Apply for an Industry Master Class - Coming Soon

We’ve partnered with Industry Professionals to host an intimate workshop for 22 young professionals serious about developing their career in the Entertainment Industry. Whether you’re entry level, mid-level, or a senior executive, you’ll benefit from one of these classes!

An Introduction to Podcasting with Felicia “The Poetess” Morris - Morris Media


Morris Media Studios is a professional podcast and voice-over studio located in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant Leimert Park. The facility provides a creative space for clients to host and produce podcasts, audiobooks, and narration. MMS also streams live audio and video podcast to Facebook and YouTube. Other amenities include gated parking, a conference room, lobby, and a full kitchen. We take the utmost care in customer satisfaction and provide top-quality production services at competitive rates.

Felicia 'The Poetess' Morris

“The Poetess”

Blessed, Booked and Busy with Kristen V. Carter, Trust Your Magic


Blessed, Booked and Busy is an interactive workshop dedicated to supporting creative freelancers and emerging entrepreneurs with building & sustaining six-figure careers. Inside the workshop, participants will examine how to pursue passion & purpose while sustaining your pockets!

Kristen V Carter

Kristen V Carter

Raise Your Voice at our Townhall

This year marks the 44th anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop, a genre political in and of itself. Attendees will be led in conversation by LAULYP Entertainment Committee member, Ebony Durham to discuss how artists can use their creativity to cultivate change.

Ebony Durham

Ebony Durham

Ameer Hassan-Walton


Buy Tickets

Members Only

  • 2 Day Ticket
  • LAULYP 2020 Membership ($60 value)
  • Entertainment Summit T-Shirt
  • Gift Bag

General Admission

  • 1 Saturday Ticket
  • LAULYP 2020 Membership ($60 value)
  • Entertainment Summit T-Shirt
  • Gift Bag

Brunch and Silent Auction

  • 1 Sunday Ticket
  • Presenting the...
  • Artivism Award
  • After Party

More About Membership

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