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February 17, 2021 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This installment focuses on two organizations offering opportunity and access to creative fields across the advertising and entertainment spectrum, including animation, design, production, post and music.

Participanting Organizations:

E4 Youth
Carl Settles, Founder/Executive Director

For more than a decade, E4 Youth has helped thousands of youth ages 16 – 22 learn to Engage, Educate, Employ and Empower themselves. We Engage creative youth to help them identify their interests, we Educate them about how those interests can lead to creative career paths, we work with partners to Employ them in internships that leverage those interests, and ultimately Empower them to pursue their creative goals.

Our Get Creative Enrichment Clubs, the entry point into our ecosystem, are anchored in six majority minority high schools throughout Austin, Manor and Pflugerville serving 100+ students and in the past year, we’ve strengthened our pipeline for college-aged youth by deepening our partnership with the University of Texas at Austin with the establishment of the Creative Leadership Academy (CLA) which will soon be expanding to more than 100 students and the Austin Digital Heritage Project (ADHP). E4 Youth is the leader in youth creative workforce development in Central Texas.

Shari Holly
, Director of Operations, Pipelines
Elliott Chaffer, Executive Creative Director, Trollbäck + Company
Mitch Monson, SVP of Brand Experience, MIRADA Studios
Chuck Carey, Co-President and Founder, Compadre
Casey Halter, Copy and Strategy, Trollbäck + Company
Chris Mantzaris, Director, Creative Director, ESPN

.movtogether is an upcoming, industry-wide initiative on a mission to close the access and opportunity gap and build a more diverse, inclusive future in entertainment, advertising, and design. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our goal is to unite agencies, studios, brands, and educators everywhere to begin training and cultivating a new generation of young, underrepresented creators – starting with our first-of-its-kind virtual mentorship program launching this Spring called .mp4.

On the third Wednesday of every month, AICP presents webinars highlighting organizations that exist to create opportunities across the spectrum of filmmaking, advertising and marketing for people of color, specifically the Black community. (To view the participating organizations from previous sessions, please click here.) As a major part of the AICP’s commitment to this mission, we are taking away the perceived barriers  for why we can’t find diverse talent to fill our ranks.  Every month, you will have an opportunity to invest in an organization that will make your company better and make good on those pledges to do your part. The webinars will be open to the entire industry, not just the AICP membership. The ultimate goal of these presentations is to facilitate the action required for companies across our industry to move towards lasting change. Consider these sessions your introduction.  We are counting on you to dig in, act, and collectively create a more inclusive and equitable commercial industry.


February 17, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM