A group of high-profile celebrities have teamed up to lend a helping hand to students in underserved communities in Los Angeles.
Deadline reported that a magnet school called Roybal School of Film and Television Production will initially launch in the fall of 2022 for ninth and tenth graders aspiring to be in the entertainment field.
Additionally, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Don Cheadle, Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Avant, Eva Longoria and a host of others are among the industry leaders participating in the effort to diversify the manufacturing industry. entertainment through the pilot program, according to reports. .
They have partnered with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) to support the creation of a diverse talent pool on a new campus.
George Clooney, Kerry Washington and other Hollywood stars are co-founding a public film school in Los Angeles to help high school students from underserved communities break into the industry, officials say. https://t.co/xsR5BerBIR
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 21, 2021
“This effort will help open doors of opportunity for a diverse group of students from underserved communities,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. “This groundbreaking program will help prepare students for high-paying jobs in the film and television industry by integrating hands-on industry experience and student internships into the curriculum.”
The school, which will be housed inside the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center, will give teachers access to industry professionals, while providing academic training, practical training and internships for young people. , by Deadline.
msn added insight into how players like Clooney, Washington and Cheadle will work to diversify America’s entertainment industry.
“That means starting early. This means creating high school programs that teach young people about cameras, editing, visual effects and sound and all the career opportunities this industry has to offer. This means internships that lead to well-paying careers. It means understanding that we’re all in this together,” Clooney said in the interview.
“We are extremely grateful for this new partnership, as our students and the school community will directly benefit from this great opportunity! LAUSD said on Facebook.
— Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) June 21, 2021