Charles D. King Talks Macro Film Studios, Ownership Vs Capitol, Relationship With Tyler Perry + More
by Lenny Burkett
This is a great interview about how Charles runs MACRO, the vision, and the formation of some of these amazing ideas that he is working on!
Charles D. King is Founder & CEO of MACRO, a multi-platform media company representing the voice and perspectives of people of color. Mr. King casts the overall vision, mission and strategic goals for the company’s multiple business verticals, which include a film and television studio, talent and influencer management divisions, a branding and creative agency and an affiliated venture firm.
Launched in 2015, the Company has produced and/or financed thirteen feature films to date, including Judas And The Black Messiah, starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield; Just Mercy, starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson; Sorry to Bother You, starring LaKeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson; Mudbound and Fences, the film adaptation of the Tony-Award winning play by August Wilson which starred Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. MACRO’s projects have earned fifteen Academy Award nominations and three wins for Davis in Fences, Kaluuya in Judas and H. E.R. for Judas as well as numerous other nominations. He secured a co-financing, first look deal with Warner Bros. pictures in 2019. Through its Television Studio, MACRO produced the global hit “Raising Dion,” which debuted on Netflix in 2019 and went on to become the streamer’s #1 Kids and Family show worldwide; as well as 2020’s Latinx dramedy “Gentefied.”
Before launching MACRO, Charles formerly was Partner/Agent in the motion picture department at William Morris Endeavor (WME.) He is the first African American to rise from the training program in the BH office film and TV group to Partner in that company’s 100+ year history, and the first African American partner of any major talent agency. An active angel investor and dedicated philanthropist, he is a member of AMPAS and sits on several non-profit boards, including Paley Media, the Sundance Institute, and College Track.
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