Disney, Amazon Studios, WB Discovery and more support Royalbal Magnet

Disney, Amazon Studios, Fox Corp., Warner Bros. Discovery and other major Hollywood players pledge their support to the Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet, a major educational initiative sponsored by George Clooney and others last year.

Paramount and NBCUniversal/Telemundo Enterprises also agree to become founding partners of the Los Angeles Unified School District magnet facility.

These companies join previously announced founding partners History Channel/A+E Networks, Netflix and Sony Pictures Entertainment. The group has committed to providing more than $4 million for the school, which opened in August with 150 students at the Edward G. Roybal Learning Complex in downtown Los Angeles.

Charlie Collier, CEO of FOX Entertainment, Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Office of NBCUniversal, and Marva Smalls, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Inclusion at Paramount and Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Nickelodeon have joined the Roybal Advisory Board to work She joins with a coalition of members that includes actors and industry executives.

The Roybal Film and Television Production Magnet was created in 2021 by Clooney, Grant Heslov, Don Cheadle, Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Avant, Eva Longoria, Working Title Films founders Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and CAA chief Bryan Lourd in Formed partnership with LAUSD, the nation’s second-largest public school system. The school, which is overseen by Principal Blanca Cruz, aims to build an inclusive pipeline of historically underrepresented college and career-ready students interested in the film and television industry and to provide them with resources and mentors who have historically helped them were not available.

“A year ago, ten of us set out to provide students in underserved communities with a clear path to well-paying jobs by supporting them with solid academic training and hands-on training. Today we welcome these companies to the Royalbal family. Together, our collective resources will help deliver on the promise of a more inclusive industry,” Lourd said of the new support. “Roybal is just the beginning and we welcome everyone who shares our mission to join us.”

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/roybal-magnet-school-clooney-disney-amazon-warner-bros-discovery-1235372485/ Disney, Amazon Studios, WB Discovery and more support Royalbal Magnet

Charles Jones

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