Charles D. King left his perch as a partner at WME in 2015 to launch a content company focused on giving creative and business opportunities to storytellers of color. “Judas and the Black Messiah,” the period drama that bows Feb. 12 in theaters and on HBO Max, is the epitome of the producer-entrepreneur’s larger goal with Macro, King tells Variety podcast “Strictly Business.”
King and his wife, Macro chief brand officer Stacey Walker King, planted the Macro flag “with a vision of empowering and supporting people of color and diverse storytellers,” Charles King says. “The vision was having people of color be at the center of the content that we would produce and finance,” he says.
The Kings self-financed Macro in its first few months of operations. Charles King used all of his industry connections and dealmaking savvy to raise enough capital to give Macro the