Di­ver­sity ini­tia­tive launched

Waterloo Region Record - - Arts & Life -

With an eye to­ward help­ing young women and peo­ple of colour break into the en­ter­tain­ment busi­ness, the City of Los An­ge­les is hop­ing to lend a hand. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los An­ge­les, and Ava DuVer­nay, a film­maker who has rock­eted up the ranks in Hol­ly­wood, are team­ing with the pro­ducer Dan Lin (“The Lego Movie”) to start a pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship that would fund 150 in­tern­ships for women, peo­ple of colour and those from low-in­come house­holds, they an­nounced Mon­day. The goal is to sup­port 500 in­terns a year by 2020 — which, in­ci­den­tally, might be when Garcetti fol­lows through on his con­sid­er­a­tion to run for pres­i­dent. The pro­gram is called the Evolve En­ter­tain­ment Fund, and it is part­ner­ing with top Hol­ly­wood pow­er­houses to place Hol­ly­wood as­pi­rants on a track for a film ca­reer.

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