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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.

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January 25, 2017

Discovery Teams With Jada Pinkett Smith on Say Yes to the Prom, Youth Outreach Programs

Jada Pinkett Smith remembers well the crossroads she faced during her rough-and-tumble high school years in Baltimore. Smith’s life changed when she got the chance to attend the Baltimore School for the Arts and later earned a scholarship to North Carolina School for the Arts. Had she not discovered her passion for acting, Smith believes her path to adulthood might easily have included a stint in jail or worse. Smith’s memory of that pivotal period drove her to launch the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment program designed to open doors for youths in underserved communities. The foundation has partnered with Discovery Communications’ Say Yes to the Prom initiative to provide scholarships, internships, mentoring services and networking opportunities to students in several major cities across the country.

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Discovery Communications
January 25, 2017

Discovery Communications and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Partner

LOS ANGELES – Discovery Communications and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) announced their joint philanthropic partnership today, aligning the shared vision between both organizations. The partnership is a youth-development program that introduces deserving high school and college students across the country to careers in the media and entertainment industry.

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January 25, 2017

Will & Jada Are Partnering With Sundance to Support Diverse Filmmaking

"We are honored and energized to collaborate with the Sundance Institute to cultivate stories and storytellers reflective of the world at large" - Jada Pinkett Smith Nina Simone once said, “It’s an artist’s duty to reflect the times,” and Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith want to help new artists engage with the world in creative ways. Sunday, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the Sundance Institute announced a new partnership between its prestigious Screenwriters Intensive and the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation.

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January 24, 2017

Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Collaborate

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute and The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will collaborate to support diverse independent artists, they announced today at a reception at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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January 23, 2017

Jada Pinkett Smith on Diverse Oscar Nominations: ‘It’s a Beautiful Thing to See’

Smith, an actress, director, and producer, who is married to two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith, stressed the importance of awards recognition as a benchmark of excellence in the industry. And the annual Oscar race has implications beyond bragging rights for Hollywood insiders.

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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.

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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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