Jada Pinkett Smith, Wale, and Jane the Virgin actor Justin Baldoni were among the speakers at the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers In Entertainment Summer Tour over the weekend. The day-long symposium teaches high school and college students about jobs in the entertainment industry both in front of and behind the camera. More than 250 students were in attendance.
Insecure actor Jay Ellis served as the master of ceremonies for the event, which was titled THE BLUEPRINT: Building Your Pathway to Success in the Entertainment Industry. The event was sponsored by Paramount Network and BET Networks. The foundation’s strategic scholarship partner, the app Scholly, also had a presence at the summit. where they announced a new internship program for CIE Network students. Held in partnership with the Youth Policy Institute, CIE Los Angeles featured industry insider panel discussions and interactive workshops that covered topics ranging from film and entertainment to costume design and gaming.