HBCU CINEMA EXPERIENCE
The HBCU Cinema Experience provides advance screenings of films and television programming each semester at various Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We serve as the singular platform that unites Hollywood and the HBCU community. Our goal is to offer new opportunities to HBCU students and create an exclusive entertainment experience at participating colleges and universities.
The inaugural HBCU Cinema Experience took place at Hampton University and Clark Atlanta University in the Spring 2016 semester. It provided a new method for our sponsors RLJ Entertainment and UMC – Urban Movie Channel to reach urban millennials and build excitement for their highly anticipated release NINA, starring Zoe Saldana. Students walked away from the HBCU Cinema Experience enriched, informed, and galvanized by the entertainment and information provided on their campus. Outspoken Media Group created the HBCU Cinema Experience to offer motion picture studios and television networks the opportunity to authentically engage young African Americans, provide students with hands-on experience, and build excitement for upcoming programming.
In 2017, we will introduce the HBCU Cinema Experience Spotlight in order to provide students the opportunity to do a monthly editorial on prominent figures in Black Hollywood. The HBCU Cinema Student Showcase will feature short films and digital content from students at participating HBCUs. This platform will introduce the filmmakers of tomorrow to our database of entertainment insiders and distribution partners. We are also creating the HBCU Cinema Experience (Alumni Edition) in order to engage HBCU alumni members in key African American markets. In addition, we are developing the HBCU Cinema Experience (On the Road) docuseries that will capture the excitement both on campus and at alumni screenings throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.hbcucinemaexperience.com.