“Happy” Song Writer to Teach Entertainment Business in Hawkins, Texas
If you are interested in breaking into the entertainment industry or want to find out what jobs in the entertainment industry fit your skill set, then you want to look at enrolling at Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. Grammy Award-Winning Executive Amir Windom has partnered with Jarvis Christian College (JCC) to bring his experience, network of business leaders and high-profile creatives to Jarvis to reach more students interested in the various fields of entertainment. Amir will teach master classes in addition to helping create an Arts and Entertainment Institute at Jarvis.
If you are wondering who is Amir Windom, you probably best know his work from the song "Happy" performed by Pharrell. Yeap, he is the writer of that song as well and has worked with some of today’s biggest stars including Bruno Mars, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Lupe Fiasco and Trey Songz to name a few. He is currently a television and film music supervisor, producing and placing music, creating original scores and designing creative strategies for major film companies such as Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Lionsgate Films. His projects include feature films including Despicable Me 2, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Why Did I get Married 2 and television shows Bigger and Being Mary Jane to name a few. His love for marketing has allowed him to assist in creating marketing campaigns for Coca Cola, Puma and ESPN.
Last year, Amir made history as part of a collective that launched Black News Channel, the first major television network that airs 24-hour news and original programming that specifically catered to the African American audience. The network is viewed in over 80 million homes and devices through Direct TV, Comcast, Dish, Charter/Spectrum, Roku, Amazon Prime and others. He is also a graduate of HBCU, Florida A&M University and was honored with their prestigious “40/40” award which is presented to alumni under the age of 40 who have made outstanding achievements in their careers. He was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s 50 Top Business and Modern Man and was penned as a Top 40 under 40 music executive by Billboard. He is a featured speaker around the globe and on numerous colleges and universities including Harvard University, University of Southern California, Howard University, New York University, South Africa Music and Entertainment Symposium and the Grammy Foundation.
The Master Classes will start during the fall semester 2021 and Amir sees it as an extension of his role, which features him and some of his high profile entertainment friends as a tool to teach students and others interested in universal skill sets such as networking and utilizing whatever their skillsets are in all areas of entertainment.
“My partnership with Dr. Lester Newman and Jarvis will help build the Jarvis brand,” he said.
“And my motivation is in our campaign slogan, Don’t Forget About Us, which means we have to help the smaller HBCUs with the needed resources to help students build careers.”
The Master Classes will also address career and industry correlation with diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Also, there will be Master classes in Sports Marketing and Cybersecurity in addition to the Entertainment Master Class. For more information or to enroll visit Jarvis.Edu today.