George Clooney, Eva Longoria, Don Cheadle and More Stars to Fund LA High School to Create ‘Diverse’ Pipeline for Hollywood

George Clooney, Eva Longoria, Don Cheadle and More Stars to Fund LA High School to Create ‘Diverse’ Pipeline for Hollywood
George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Don Cheadle, Kerry Washington, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Avant, Eva Longoria, Working Title Films founders Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) co-chairman Bryan Lourd are funding a specialized Los Angeles high school with the goal of creating a “pipeline of diverse, career-ready young people” for Hollywood jobs, particularly below-the-line roles, the stars and producers announced Monday.

Created in partnership with Los Angeles Unified School District, the Roybal School of Film and Television Production, which is set to launch in Fall 2022, will be a specialized academy housed within the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center. The magnet school “will provide Los Angeles Unified teachers with 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.”

Per the press release announcing the new school, “The inaugural program, to
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