Actors David Oyelowo and Blair Underwood hosted ICON MANN on July 13, 2013. The event entitled “Because You Are, We Are Able” celebrated black men in film in 2013. ICON MANN is creating a network of dialog among Black Men committed to leveraging their celebrity in support of their peers’ film and television projects across all mediums available to them via red-carpet appearances, social media activations, and direct engagement. Guests included Jessie Williams (Greys Anatomy), Richard Brooks (Being Mary Jane), Djimon Hounsou (Baggage Claim), Omari Hardwick (Being Mary Jane), Bill Duke (Director, Dark Girls), and Charles King (Vice President of WME). There were twenty-five plus men that attended the luncheon.