The announcement came today that Tyler Perry will be the final speaker at the daylong career event aimed at students and young adults. The event will take place in Miami on January 21st, 2019, and will focus on education and networking opportunities for young adults interested in careers in entertainment, including highlights on diversity and inclusion initiatives presented by NATPE, the NAACP and National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
“Joining forces with NATPE on Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday is right in line with the efforts we put forth to bring diversity to the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially in the world of entertainment,” said Derrick Johnson, president-CEO of the NAACP.
“We are honored to bring students together to hear from one of the greatest creative and business minds of our generation in Tyler Perry, and are excited to reveal the rest of the programming, which will feature top talent and executives from television, as we draw closer to the event,” he said.
NATPE is a global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events. For more information on “Living the Dream,” you can visit their website here.