Digital Hollywood was all about VR/AR but Dakar took a bite out of the 4 day conference with a meet-up that will catalyze our Digital Pathways Initiative (DPI) efforts for months to come. A big thanks to Victor Harwood, Terrence Coles, General Bray, Dr. Jackie, Tony Cahill, Dr. Holloway, special guest Richard Gibbs and the 10 Compton High School students who came together under one roof, Wednesday October 21, Salon 1, Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey. The Featured speaker was Special Assistant To The President, Michael D. Smith to 150 people in attendance for a private dinner. We met a lot of great potential partners, mentors and students who are looking for meaningful career placement outcomes. Get ready for CES in January 2016.
Dakar Media Academy was proud to facilitate an experience for 20 Compton High School students who experienced a daylong event Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at the film academy’s Beverly Hills headquarters. The daylong event showcased (7) different panels (below) comprised of agents, animators, writers, directors, costume designers, composers, managers, attorneys, and sound editors The panelist described how they got their jobs and how they moved through the ranks to become major contributors in the film industry. A highlight of the experience was the students recording their point of view on their smartphones, we hope to see their posts here soon.
Dakar Foundation is proud to announce our participation in Silicon Beach @ USC. Dakar put out a call-to-action entilted the Digital Pathway Initiative (DPI) to find business professionals who could become mentors to primary and secondary school students in low income school district in California. Our journey has led us to the Compton Unified School District , Junipero Serra High, and The Level Playing Field Institute. We ‘resupported by Cahill Technologies and Jay Tucker.
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