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Do you have photo shoot wishes and executive producing dreams? Does directing the videos of music’s hottest R&B and rap acts like Va$htie Kola–who worked with recording artists Solange, Justin Bieber, and Jadakiss–excite you? Maybe you’re more of a corporate chick, and shaping the careers of artists like veteran entertainment executive Shanti Das–who just released her first book The Hip Hop Professional: A Woman’s Guide to Climbing the Ladder of Success in the Entertainment Business–piques your interest.

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 22, and this sounds like you, then you should know that the ladies of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) will soon be looking for 60 ambitious young women to fill the first class of WEEN Academy, an eight-week crash course in the entertainment business for women throughout the United States, in New York this summer. Lessons will be led by celebrities and top industry executives, and it’s all FREE!

Getting into this academy will be work. The class of 2011 will be expected to go hard for this priceless opportunity. You’ll audition for a celebrity WEEN panel, and those chosen will benefit from learning through weekly real world industry challenges that will include photo and video shoots, radio work, TV, marketing and more.

Graduates of the academy will earn WEEN certification, get placed in an internship and paired with a mentor working within the entertainment industry for 12 months. Audition details to come soon!

Learn more about WEEN here!

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  • Gigi Young

    Interesting, but the 18-22 is disappointing. What about older women who’ve been in the trenches of a 9-5 and/or have finally discovered what they want to do in life (that is, something in the entertainment industry)? It’s rather annoying to see opportunities such as this, or scholarships, or grants, etc offered strictly to this age group.

    • This. I just turned 23 in November and graduated from college in May. I already feel like I’m shut out of a lot of programs and internship opportunities because of that, now my age is a factor too? Can’t win for anything, I suppose.

  • cali

    gigi young- I totally agree with you!!!