In what is being described as an effort to “drive transformational change across the entertainment industry for students from underserved communities,” a coalition of industry leaders spearheaded by George Clooney
, Grant Heslov
, Don Cheadle
, Kerry Washington
, Mindy Kaling
, Nicole Avant
, Eva Longoria
, Working Title Films founders Tim Bevan
and Eric Fellner
and CAA co-chairman Bryan Lourd
are teaming with Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner
to found the Roybal School of Film and Television Production, a specialized academy housed within the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center.
The Roybal School is set to launch in fall 2022 as a magnet school, providing Lausd teachers with access to storytellers, industry professionals and experts, while supporting students with academic education and practical training.
The inaugural program will be overseen by Principal Blanca Cruz. Roybal will feature a curriculum designed to meet standards prescribed by the state of California and the University of California