George Clooney, Mindy Kaling, Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle and Eva Longoria have a new project in the works and no, it’s not a new movie. (Though we would love to see that. Ocean’s 14, anyone?)
The stars have joined forces with Los Angeles education officials and some high-profile agencies to fund a specialised high school with the aim of helping graduates in underserved communities get a job in cinematography, lighting and visual effects in Hollywood.
It’s called the Roybal School of Film and Television Production.
In a press release, George explains, the school’s aim is “to better reflect the diversity of our country. That means starting early. It means creating high school programs that teach young people about cameras, and editing and visual effects and sound and all the career opportunities that this industry has to offer.”
The release also explains that the school will give teachers in LA “access to renowned storytellers, along with industry professionals and experts, and support students with a robust academic education and practical training, establishing a clear pathway to good-paying jobs.”
The statement further shares that the program will feature a “specifically designed curriculum” as well as a “dedicated internship initiative” so students can receive hands on experience in the industry.
The school is due to open in 2022.
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