NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — IEBA/NATD announced that CEO of Los Angeles-based Parallel Entertainment J.P. Williams dug deep to donate $100,000 to three scholarship funds.
$25,000 of the gift will be used to fund the Ron Baird Scholarship Fund at the University of Montana in Missoula, MT and will be go to students in the Entertainment Management Program in a joint effort by IEBA and NATD. Baird, legendary agent and former head of CAA's Nashville office passed away last year due to complications from Parkinson's disease.
$37,500 will be used to supplement the established scholarship in Williams' name at Belmont University. IEBA has awarded the J.P. Williams Scholarship to five students in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business since it was founded in 2007.
A new scholarship will also be founded in Williams' name at Murray State University in Murray, KY ( www.murraystate.edu) in the amount of $37,500. NATD will be the distributing entity to award the J.P. Williams Scholarship to students in Murray State's Music Business program.
The funds will be administered through a committee appointed by Mr. Williams working with the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) and the Nashville Association of Talent Directors (NATD). – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers