king_charles_d_2017Charles D. King

Charles D. King is Founder & CEO of MACRO. Launched in 2015, MACRO is a disruptive entertainment company that sits at the intersection of content, technology and brand curation. With a focus on creating premium film, television and digital content for African American, Latino and multicultural (ALM) audiences, the next generation, multi-platform media company is perfectly positioned to capitalize on the explosive growth in this important market.

Formerly, King was Partner/Agent in the Motion Picture Department at William Morris Endeavor (WME). He was the first and only African American to rise from mailroom to partner in the 119-year history of the company. His career as an agent spanned over 15 years, during which he was known for his innovative deal making and his strategic planning in developing brands for and around his clients.

Most recently, King was Executive Producer of the multi-award winning Fences, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. Based on August Wilson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning play, the film also starred Viola Davis who won the Academy Award® for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film. “Gente-fied,” featuring America Ferrera, is the company’s first digital project and was also featured at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Also slated for production later this year is Harriet, an epic adventure of American icon Harriet Tubman, that will star Tony® Award winner Cynthia Erivo.

King has been featured in many national media outlets and publications including Essence, Variety and Los Angeles Times. Fortune magazine named him as one of the nation’s most influential Latino, Asian or African- Americans and he was included on Ebony magazine’s Power 100 list. He is also an active angel investor in synergistic ventures at the nexus between the technology sector and the media content business.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University and Howard University’s School of Law, King resides in Los Angeles with his wife Stacey, a fashion designer/executive and their two sons, Noah and Julian.

Session

/by

Producers’ Masterclass: The Power of Creative Collaboration Part 2, sponsored by Pinewood Atlanta Studios

In its eagerly anticipated annual event, PBNY investigates the filmmaking process with the help of producers from some of this year’s most acclaimed features. These producers will take the stage with key collaborators, ready to discuss how their partnerships provided the defining elements of their memorable films, setting them on their course for awards season.