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Q&A: Mia Loving talks about the evolution of arts incubator Invisible Majority

Mia Loving, right, speaks as Christina Brown, center, and Aaron Maybin listen. Credit: Fire Cartier

For 10 years, Mia Loving has surveyed the landscape of Baltimore’s black arts community and made a concerted effort to advance the culture forward.

Invisible Majority offers services like arts consulting, artist development, artists management, video production, event planning and more. Along with consulting and managing a co-working space, the incubator teaches about ownership and economic sustainability.

Q&A: ‘Charm City Kings’ director Angel Manuel Soto talks filming in Baltimore, uniting marginalized communities and more

Courtesy: Angel Manuel Soto

It is very rare that Hollywood makes the decision to take on a story that includes the uniqueness of Baltimore City. This year, “Charm City Kings,” a coming-of-age story about the complexity of black masculinity and the pressures of inner-city social infrastructure, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to the sold-out Ray Theater in Park City, Utah.

The film stars Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Will Catlett and features a break-out performance by rapper Meek Mill. Angel Manuel Soto directs from a screenplay written by Sherman Payne, which is derived from a story by Kirk Sullivan, Chris Boyd and Barry Jenkins. Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith executive produced.