The purpose of the Duke Media Foundation is to prepare our youth for the future by exposing them to specific new media tools and financial literacy tools that will enable them to compete, survive and thrive. Our economy is experiencing a paradigm shift far beyond film and TV to media. Film and TV are still a part of the landscape but we have moved into virtual worlds, games, cell phone apps, mobile TV, animation and webisodes. It is not enough to just teach our youth how to use a camera. Our goal is to show them how technology is used in an ever-expanding economy that has gone from a domestic to a global economy. DMF teaches these youth of the realities they will face in surviving this industry driven by emerging technology. At present, our kids cannot compete. They are intimidated by what they do not understand. They go to school to study disciplines that will be obsolete by the time they graduate from college. They attend school 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, while their teenaged competitors abroad study 8 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our goal is to make our youth competitive with other youth who have had greater access to the tools and increase their abilities to succeed in life, thus leveling the playing field in the most expansive industry.
Founder of Duke Media Foundation, Oscar Winning Actor, Philanthropist
Bill Duke is an Actor, Director and Producer in Hollywood with more than 40 years of experience on screen and behind the camera.
Duke is currently starring in Steven Soderbergh’s new crime drama “No Sudden Move” debuting this summer. His acting credits include recent television and feature film roles in shows like Black Lightning, and the critically acclaimed film, Mandy, and Stephen Soderbergh film, High Flying Bird. He is also known for roles in Predator, American Gigolo, Car Wash, Action Jackson, Commando, Menace II Society, Bird on a Wire, Get Rich or Die Tryinʼ, X-Men 3, Henry’s Crime, The Big Bang,
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