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Charles D. King    

Founder and CEO of MACRO; Diversifying Hollywood

Charles King is the founder and CEO of MACRO, a Hollywood development and production studio that creates film, television, and digital content for multicultural audiences that are typically left out of entertainment narratives. One of the company’s first films, "Fences," won a Best Actress Academy Award for Viola Davis in 2017. It was followed by "Roman J. Israel, Esq." and "Mudbound," which received four Oscar nominations in 2018. The company’s next release, "Sorry To Bother You," debuted at Sundance and will be released in 2018 by Annapurna Pictures. MACRO also has TV series in development at Netflix and a number of digital projects, including "Gente-fied," which was executive produced by America Ferrara.

King began his career in the mailroom of the William Morris Agency and eventually rose to become the first African American partner at a Hollywood talent agency. His clients included Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Janelle Monáe and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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