Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, rapper Master P and Vicky Cornell, wife of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell are among the first speakers lined up for the Hollywood & Mind Summit, taking place May 11 in Los Angeles at United Talent Agency (UTA).
The conference, which will focus on how the entertainment industry can elevate mental health, will also feature Christina Wootton, head of global partnerships at Roblox; Carmela Wallace, mother of the late Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins and Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Valerie June, as well as a number of mental health professionals.
The one-day summit, which takes place during Mental Health Awareness Month, will bring together executives and talent across television, film, music and digital with mental health experts for discussions on mental health storytelling, the power of song, and opportunities to elevate mental wellness through tech and gaming, among other topics.
“The entertainment industry has unique and unrivaled influence to help stem our global mental health crisis,” said Cathy Applefeld Olson, veteran entertainment journalist and founder of Hollywood & Mind. “Our inaugural Summit will gather key stakeholders across Hollywood and the mental health sector to delve into essential conversations, share learnings and ask the next important questions.” (Olson is a Billboard contributor.)
Following the day-time summit, Hollywood & Mind will host an evening launch party at UTA, where attendees can network as well as experience activations including a Mindfulness Wall presented by Case Kenny, author and host of the podcast New Mindset, Who Dis?
In addition to UTA, other sponsors include Hallmark Media, Publicis Health, Milk & Honey Music + Sports + Ventures and MTV Entertainment Studios.
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