The Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN) today announced THE WEEN ACADEMY Auditions will take place Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. EST. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the auditions will convene at the Alain Locke School located at 21 West 111th Street, New York, NY.
WEEN Co-founders Valeisha Butterfield Jones, Kristi Henderson, Lauren Lake and Sabrina Thompson will be joined by a star studded line-up of WEEN Academy judges, including: award-winning recording artist and shoe designer Teyana Taylor, shoe designer, celebrity stylist and star of Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop Emily B, founder of Everything Girls Love, music manager and star of Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop Yandy Smith, owner of Celebrity Sew Ins and star of Vh1’s Basketball Wives Tasha Marbury, Vh1 television producer and personality Janell Snowden, Editor-in-Chief of VIBE Magazine and VIBE.com Jermaine Hall, acting National Executive Director of the National Action Network Janaye Ingram, nationally recognized civil rights activist Tamika Mallory, celebrity PR maven Christina Rice and others.
THE WEEN ACADEMY is a 4-week crash course in the entertainment business led by WEEN Academy Director Latasha Kennedy and taught by leading celebrities and entertainment executives using THE WEEN ACADEMY curriculum developed by the WEEN co-founders and Dr. Nsenga Burton. All applicants must be between 18 – 22 years of age and serious about starting a career in the entertainment business. Applicants must audition and compete before a WEEN panel of judges and only twenty young women will be accepted into the program. This program is completely free for those accepted and tuition is paid for by WEEN and it’s corporate partners.