For Immediate Release
January 11, 2021
Contact: Marlena Tracy
Chief Development & External Affairs Officer
The TBL is the First Black SXSW-Styled Conference to Create Tangible Employment Pipeline for Black Creative Talent in All Aspects of the TV & Film industry in 2021
Washington, DC – Covenant House Greater Washington is excited to announce a partnership with Blaze Unlimited, an innovative creative music agency that specializes in Sync Licensing and music supervision. The partnership will provide youth ages 18 to 23 an opportunity to attend The TBL (Table), a virtual TV & film conference with an exposure track to Black creatives and executives in the entertainment industry. The inaugural The TBL (TV & FILM CONFERENCE) will be held virtually in July 2021. Participants through Covenant House will be provided with a code to waive the $50 application fee. Covenant House Greater Washington’s Cliff Rogers, Director of Programs, will be coordinating the partnership with Blaze Unlimited.
This opportunity will allow youth at Covenant House Greater Washington opportunities to explore careers in acting, screenwriting, directing, producing, wardrobe & custom design, director of photography, editors, Music Synchronization, marketing & PR, and business operations. Participants will be separated by areas of interest and will participate in virtual breakout sessions for immersive learning. All will be interviewed and matched to select internships, mentorships, and jobs in TV & Film during the conference.
The conference, modeled after the popular SXSW, is a welcome solution to the nation's entertainment industry as it seeks new ways to find and attract diverse talent. The event will feature Masterclasses, Keynote Speakers, and Networking Mixers. In addition to Covenant House Greater Washington, Blaze Unlimited will be partnering with LIQUID SOUL, Allied Protection Services, 247 Artist, Inc. and the BRIC Foundation have joined as initial partners.
Applications for the conference are now open and may be accessed through TheTBL.co for more information on the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
About Covenant House Greater Washington
For over 25 years, Covenant House Greater Washington (CHGW) has served as the region’s leading non-profit throughout the area in protecting, supporting, and transforming the lives of youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and exploitation. CHGW has provided a safe harbor and wrap-around supportive services to one of the area’s most vulnerable populations. The programs and services offered to young people help them to get back on track in achieving housing, career, and economic stability.
About Blaze Unlimited
Founded in 2020, Blaze Unlimited facilitates excellence in all creative arts by specializing in innovative and cutting-edge campaigns specifically related to music. Blaze strives to curate the most exciting IP from artists that are truly shaping the culture. Utilizing over a decade of experience the two co-founders, Emoni Matthews and Grammy Award-winning Engineer and producer Jake Vicious united to penetrate convoluted waters to make the industry journey manageable for any brand, partner or artist. Blaze offers a range of services that helps our partner brands elevate to Industry Standard by providing hi-fidelity creative and integrated synchronization services including Audio Engineering Artist Development, Creative Rollouts, Creative Licensing, Music Supervision and much more. Blaze has successfully provided music solutions for clients such as SHOWTIME, STARZ, THE NFL NETWORKS, TBS, CONDE NAST, NETFLIX, and numerous others.
About Liquid Soul
Launched in 2001 and headquartered in Atlanta, GA, LIQUID SOUL Media is a culturally driven full-service agency creating marketing programs, branded content, community outreach, live experiences, influencer engagement, digital and social media campaigns for its clients. The agency’s creative engagement strategies for mainstream and multicultural brands have catapulted results for over thirty #1 box office films and more than 150 films generating over $3 Billion at the box office. LIQUID SOUL counts among its successful campaigns the critically acclaimed film and Box Office hits Black Panther, Disney’s blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy, Warner Bros.’ 42, 20th Century Fox’s War of the Planet of the Apes, HBO’s Game of Thrones, Lionsgate’s Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Universal’s Fast & Furious 6, ABC’s Black-ish, NBC’s The Voice, FOX’s Empire, the STARZ hit Power, and numerous others.