Black Media, Culture & Sports Talks
Black media is extremely powerful, this event will highlight what can be done to push positive black stories and how we can embrace our culture in today’s society. Speaking with black entrepreneurs and professionals within media and sports we aim to discuss some of the exciting opportunities available for black professionals.
Who is this for?
Anyone interested in pursuing a career in these industries and anyone within the media and sports industry. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.
Former WBC Heavyweight Boxing World Champion
Frank’s amateur boxing career started with boxing for Young England and becoming the youngest ever Amateur British Champion at 18 years of age. He became a professional boxer in 1982, starting with 21 consecutive wins by knockout.
In 1989, Frank challenged Mike Tyson for the unified world Heavyweight title in Las Vegas. Although not winning, it was fair to say the whole of the UK was willing Frank on!
Frank kept winning fights, helping him to retain his spot as one of the world’s leading Heavyweights.
On 2 September 1995 Bruno finally became World Champion by outpointing McCall over twelve rounds. The whole of the UK hailed Frank as King Broooono!! A tour through London with the winning belt on an open top bus drew hundreds of thousands of fans to cheer and wave at Frank.
Fast forward to today, Frank….
Producer, Writer & Director
Adrian Grant has worked in the entertainment and media industries for over 30 years, producing magazines, books, records, videos, television, concerts, and theatre shows.
Adrian’s career started in 1988 when he published an international fan magazine dedicated to Michael Jackson. This led to an amazing 20-year working relationship with the King of Pop and saw Adrian create ‘Thriller Live’, a show seen by over five million people worldwide, and becoming the 12th biggest West End musical of all-time.
In November 2018 Adrian launched the Visionary Arts Foundation aiming to inspire positive social change by empowering young creators to use artistic platforms from film, music and theatre to literature and digital media as a sound board for discussion and debate around issues such as racism, equality, mental health awareness, youth crime prevention and the climate crisis.
Adrian is currently developing two new musicals which will open in 2024.
Multi-award-winning entrepreneur and the founder, SevenSix Agency
Charlotte has fast become a go-to voice for brands wanting consultancy on inclusive marketing strategies and regularly speaks for and works with platforms such as Meta and YouTube, alongside sitting on roundtables and panels with industry figureheads such as the ISBA and Advertising Association.
Charlotte founded SevenSix Agency in 2019; since then it has worked with brands such as Pinterest, Greenpeace, Bumble and WWF. The agency provides consultancy services to brands and influencers, centred around representation in advertising and how to create purpose-led campaigns that generate a positive impact.
Alongside running SevenSix Agency, Charlotte has recently launched her career on TV and radio as she co-hosts the hit sustainability-focused podcast Sustainably Influenced as well as All Consuming on BBC Radio 4. Charlotte is also the Sustainability Contributor for the Gadget Show on Channel 5 every Wednesday at 7pm.
Producer, DJ and songwriter
Juls is a London Born Ghanaian Producer, DJ and songwriter.
He has produced and worked on records for/with several major acts including Stormzy, Lauryn Hill, Agent Sasco, Jah Cure, Burna Boy, Goldlink, Masego, Tyler the Creator, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Don tOliver, Mr Eazi, and many more.
Juls has SEVERAL critically acclaimed EPs/Tapes TO HIS NAME INCLUDING THE CLASSIC “Leap of Faith”, “Ojekoo”, “Colour’ “Happy Place” and “FUFU and GRITS” with American Producer Sango.
Producer, Casting Director & founder of LEVILE
Ola Christian is a British-born Nigerian producer, casting director, and founder of LEVILE. He has built a reputable casting and media agency under the LEVILE brand. Ola has led his team to work with companies such as The Wall of Comedy, Footasylum, and YouTube, as well as internationally acclaimed artists in the music promo medium, including Stormzy, WizKid, Burna Boy, and more. LEVILE specializes in providing opportunities to diverse creative talent both in front of and behind the camera. Our mission is to bring underrepresented talent to the forefront of the TV and film industry.