Charles D. King
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United States
2021

MACRO

Charles
D.
King

Founder / CEO

Known for innovative dealmaking and an eye for talent, King leads Macro, a media company spanning multiple areas of the entertainment biz with a mission of representing POC. His businesses include film and TV studios, talent and influencer management divisions (M88 and UNCMMN, respectively), a branding and creative agency and a venture-capital firm. King made history in 2021 when “Judas and the Black Messiah” made him part of the first all-Black producing team, alongside Ryan Coogler and director Shaka King, nominated for an Oscar. King has also produced acclaimed films “Mudbound,” “Fences,” “Sorry to Bother You,” “Just Mercy,” “Tigertail” and “Nine Days,” as well as TV series “Gentefied” and “Raising Dion” (both on Netflix). Before launching Macro in 2015, King was an agent at WME and the first Black partner in its history.

Career

  • NINE DAYS
  • JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH
  • BLUE BAYOU

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Inclusion Impact
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How 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Reflects Charles D. King's Macro Vision

How 'Judas and the Black Messiah' Reflects Charles D. King's Macro Vision

Charles D. King left his perch as a partner at WME in 2015 to launch a content company focused on giving creative and business opportunities to storytellers of color. "Judas and the Black Messiah," the period drama that bows Feb. 12 in theaters and on HBO Max, is the epitome of the producer-entrepreneur's larger goal with Macro, King tells Variety podcast "Strictly Business."King and his wife, Macro chief brand officer Stacey Walker King, planted the Macro flag "with a vision...

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