New Los Angeles high school aims to train Hollywood production workers

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A high school dedicated to creating a pipeline of diverse workers for Hollywood production teams and backed by actor George Clooney has opened, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Roybal School of Film and Television Production Magnet opened last month with 150 9th and 10th graders from the Los Angeles Unified School District.

It is housed in the Edward R. Roybal Learning Center in downtown Los Angeles and is designed to attract students from underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in entertainment but may not have the opportunity access to well-paying unionized jobs such as cameramen, decorators and decorators. makeup artists.

“It’s like training to become a doctor. you will learn a trade [and] if you work and get good at your craft, there will be jobs for you,” Clooney told the newspaper in an interview. “We desperately need workers.

Clooney and other celebrities joined LAUSD Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho at a press conference Wednesday to mark the school’s debut.

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