Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Some of the biggest names in Black entertainment will come together to talk faith and fame at L.A.’s Merge Summit August 25-27 at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel.
The Merge Summit is a unique event created to inspire synergy with faith based and entertainment industry leaders to educate, uplift and encourage attendees to aspire towards their professional and personal goals.
This year’s festivities include a gala on August 25 that will recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Senior Vice President of Prudential Financial- Dorinda Walker, ESSENCE Magazine Editor At Large-Mikki Taylor, founder and senior pastor of Living Word Christian Center (LWCC)-Dr. Bill Winston and Emmy Award Nominated Actor-Courtney B. Vance. This evening will be hosted by celebrated comedian-Cedric The Entertainer and will feature performances by Jonathan McReynolds and Ezekiel (The Poet).
From August 26-27th, 60 top level entertainment executives will lead interactive discussions, workshops and Master Class sessions in personal branding, music, television, film, creative development, and new media.
Summit participants include Michelle Williams, Tasha Cobbs, Suzanne DePasse, Debra Martin Chase, DeVon Franklin, Leah Daniels-Butler, Meagan Good Franklin, Tia Mowry-Hardrict, LisaRaye McCoy, Brely Evans, Essence Atkins, Edwina Findley-Dickerson, Salli Richardson Whitfield, Cory Hardrict, Dondre Whitfield, John David Washington and Brian White.
“What a better place to bring the Word than amongst the brightest of stars and influencers in the entertainment industry,” said The Merge Summit Co-Founder and Co-Chair Robi Reed. “We need as many beacons of love and hope as we can find to light a path in these days and The Merge Summit is the place where those like minds meet. I’m excited to see us climb to a new plateau this year.”
I had the pleasure of attending the Atlanta Merge Symposium (a smaller scaled down version of the L.A. event) at Bishop William Murphy‘s dReam Center last November and had a blast.
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