Charles D. King
United States
2018

Macro

Charles
D.
King

CEO / Producer

Rising from the mailroom at William Morris, King was the first African-American partner at a major talent agency before he founded Macro, a media company focused on the multicultural market, audiences of color and universally resonant themes. He backed high-profile, socially aware features right out of the gate, starting with Denzel Washington’s “Fences” and continuing with Dee Rees’ Oscar contender “Mudbound” and Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You.” He and Macro stand poised for further success with projects on the burner from big-name filmmakers including Ryan Coogler, Ava DuVernay and Eva Longoria, as well as the upcoming romantic drama “Really Love” and Netflix’s “Raising Dion,” a sci-fi series starring Michael B. Jordan about parenting a superhero.

Career

  • MUDBOUND
  • FENCES
  • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Education

  • Vanderbilt University (TN, USA)
  • Howard University School of Law (DC, USA)

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Charles D. King's Media Production Company Macro Puts Diversity First

Charles D. King's Media Production Company Macro Puts Diversity First

Even when Charles D. King was attending Howard University School of Law, he had his eye on the prize. In his 1996 graduation commemorative book, the onetime superagent turned producer vowed, “In 10 years I’m going to be at the helm of a diversified entertainment and media company.” It’s no surprise that the film, TV and digital production enterprise he would eventually launch would be called Macro.It took the ambitious law school graduate much longer than a decade to realize his...

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