First Lady Michelle Obama Invites Hollywood Stars To The White House

Michelle Obama Hosts Workshop On Careers In Film At The White House

We already know the First Lady has Hollywood connections, but it’s great to see Michelle Obama use those contacts for good.

The White House held Mrs. Obama’s first ever “Careers in Film Symposium.”

The event was held in the White House’s East Room for high school students from Washington, New York, and Boston. The symposium was designed to encourage students to chase their dreams without forgetting the importance of education and the ability to overcome adversity.

“Once you find that passion, whether it’s film — maybe it’s science or business, maybe it’s teaching — anything, you have got to get your education. That’s the bottom line,” said the First Lady.

Actors and directors, including Whoopi Goldberg, Naomie Harris, Ryan Coogler, David Frankel, Blake Lively, and moderator Gayle King shared their stories with students on how education helped them succeed.

Encouraging the students to take advantage of their time with the panel, Mrs. Obama said: “Ask a lot of questions. Find out who these folks are, what they did. What made them afraid. What was hard. Get as much information as you can. And then go back and work hard.”

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